British rap icon making mega comeback to music 7 years after last album
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Tinie Tempah is gearing up to release new music (Picture: Rune Hellestad – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

After seven years away from the charts, set to return to as he finally feels ‘ready’.

The Pass Out rapper hasn’t released an album since 2017’s Youth but has been keeping busy starring on TV shows like Bangers: Mad For Cars.

The 35-year-old has also been to his two daughters and launched a range of baby products last year in collaboration with .

However, he’s now hoping for a ‘huge comeback’ as he works with DJ Don Diablo for

‘Tinie wants a huge comeback and is looking to recreate some of the club anthems he made earlier in his career,’ a sourcetold The Sun on Sunday’s Bizarre column.

‘He has enjoyed spending time on other projects but feels ready for a comeback and is lining up some festivals.’

He hasn’t released anything since 2017 (Picture: Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Ralph Lauren Fragrances)

Tinie, real name Patrick Okogwu, was a firm fixture of the charts in the early 2010s with songs like Frisky, Written in the Stars and Not Letting Go.

He won two Brit awards and overtook Dizzie Rascal as he landed six UK number one — the most by any UK rap artist.

The Trampoline rapper previously spoke of how he thinks hip hop has ’empowered’ the next generation and the impact of his success on younger black kids.

Speaking on the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast, he said: ‘When I think of how many people hip hop has empowered. Even though Michael Jordan was renowned for sports, hip hop made him cooler.

‘Even though Barack Obama was renowned for his politics, hip hop culture made him cooler.

‘So when you think of what hip hop has been able to do for people like Jimmy Iovine, who isn’t even black, he’s almost a billionaire from it.

‘People can look at it and feel like it’s from music but it’s genius. All of these different things have come from this culture, and I’m excited to see what [hip hop artists’] kids will be now that they can go to these private schools.

‘They can essentially take lemons and make lemonade. Hip hop has been able to even the scales.’

However, the star also suggested society puts pressure on rappers to be voices for the black community as he has seen people judge his entire race by the way one person conducts themselves.

He’s previously spoken about pressure to be a role model (Picture: Antony Jones/Getty Images for Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar)

He added: ‘I feel that pressure comes from wider society, but I also feel the pressure did come from some of the old gods of hip hop. There was a message of that with hip hop.

‘It was about educating people on their rights and knowing how to survive in a world that was not designed for them to thrive in. I can understand if some of the old gods were like, “You’re not sticking to what hip hop is about.”

‘But in saying that, if you’re white you don’t have any pressure in representing your whole race. That’s why I have conducted myself in such a way as any action that’s alien can have an effect on your whole race.’