The rapper will release his second studio record Demonstration later this year and has described one of the tracks as “very hard” and “grimey”.
“I’ve got something on there with Dizzee Rascal, which is amazing,” Tinie Tempah told Capital FM. “I’ve been listening to Dizzee since I was 12 years old so that means a lot to me. I’m really, really excited about that.”
Speaking about the collaboration, he added: “It’s very hard, it’s very grimey. It’s the complete opposite of what people would think we were gunning for.
“When I played the instrumental to Dizzee he was like, ‘Thank god you didn’t try and get me on something that you want to make a big hit’.
“It’s very indie and underground and raw. I’m just taking it back to the basics.”
The star also spoke about working with Calvin Harris on a big dance track, following the success of his Swedish House Mafia collaboration ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’.
“I’ve also done something really big and beautiful with Calvin Harris as well. I think it was really nice the magic that ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ created, it opened up a different side to my music and took me to places that I never, never thought I’d be with the Swedish House Mafia,” he said.
“So I kind of wanted to replicate that excitement again but even bigger and even better.”