Rapper discusses how collaborations need to be more 'creative and far-fetched' nowadays
gigwise intern
14:03 8th October 2013

Tinie Tempah has discussed what he looks for when collaborating with a fellow artist, and how he'd love to work with Arctic Monkeys.

The UK rapper is a prolific collaborator, featuring on tracks with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Swedish House Mafia, Kelly Rowland, and most recently, 2Chainz on 'Trampoline'. However, the 'Children Of the Sun' rapper, who shot to fame in 2010 with debut album Disc-Overy, believes it's important to push the boundaries when it comes to working with his peers.

"I don't necessarily have a comfort zone musically. I just feel like when you collaborate with somebody, especially in this day and age where music is so fickle and people always want to hear new things, I think the more and more creative and the more far-fetched you can make your collaboration the better," he told Gigwise.

"Even when I did the tune with Swedish House Mafia, I knew people were confused but it turned out to be a really really big thing for both of us and it's a song that's lasted for a very long time," the South London rapper continued, making reference to the massive hit 'Miami 2 Ibiza'.

Tinie Tempah, real name Patrick Okogwu, also revealed he's not one to shy away from musical genres, naming one band of the moment in particular as someone he'd like to work with. "When it comes to collaborations, there's no boundaries basically. Arctic Monkeys, especially after their last record - I'd love to work with them."

See Tinie Tempah discuss the importance of creativity in collaborations above.