Following our interview with Plan B earlier this week, we catch up with Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and Labrinth to find out about how they write their hit songs.
London based Tinie Tempah and Labrinth co-wrote last year’s number one single Pass Out, earning themselves an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song at last month’s ceremony.
Here, Labrinth explains why UK songwriters shouldn’t be scared of sounding British, quirky and commercial all at once, while Tinie Tempah reveals that he is working hard to organise his dream collaboration with XL artist Adele.
The father of grime, Dizzee Rascal, has numerous awards to his name, including Best British Male at the 2010 BRITs, the Mercury Music prize for his debut album Boy in da Corner and the Ivors Inspiration Award. He talks to us about the motivation behind some of his biggest hits.
Next up: M talks to breakthrough band Everything Everything…