Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder

2009 saw Tinchy Stryder break out from the underground into the mainstream with the release of two number 1 singles (Number 1 and Never Leave You), and his critically acclaimed second album (Catch 22). In the same year Tinchy performed at all the major festivals of the summer, supported Akon on tour, embarked on his own 18 date sold out nationwide headline tour, developed his Star in The Hood merchandise from T-shirts sold on eBay to a fully developed clothing range, and completed a degree in Digital Arts and Moving Imagery at University of East London.

2010 to date has seen Tinchy Stryder complete a second sold out headline tour in the UK, upgrade his Glastonbury booking from the dance tent (where he played last year) to opening the Pyramid stage for the festival, expand his clothing range from online to in store (it is now stocked in over 60 stores nationwide) and start up a Joint Venture 360 music entertainment company with Jay Z (Takeover Roc Nation). All while writing and recording his third album Third Strike, due for release in November 2010.

 In My System, the first single to be released from Third Strike, is produced by Fraser T Smith (who worked with Tinchy on Number 1). Tinchy describes the track as “mad different”, bigger beats, heavier bass-lines but with his signature rhyming style.

Chart topping artist, fashion entrepreneur, and music industry mogul – whichever hat Tinchy wears he moves from strength to strength, proving further that “British Urban music need look no longer jealously at the US” (The Times).

Tinchy Stryder’s In My System will be released by Island Records on 9th August 2010.

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