We caught up with Tinie Tempah at the launch of LifeSkills, a programme created with Barclays that offers 18-24-year-olds the opportunity to secure a Work Experience of a Lifetime at some of the biggest sport and entertainment brands in the UK.
Whilst we were there, Tinie gave us the low down on his 10 essentials:
JBL HeadphonesÂ â€“ I love listening to music and especially in good quality, so my JBLâ€™s are very important to me and Iâ€™m loving them at the moment.
My familyÂ â€“ I work very closely with them, my manager is my cousin, I work with my sister, so we are all very close. I couldnâ€™t do what I do without their support.
HamburgersÂ â€“ I love the things! My favourite burger is from Shake Shack. Iâ€™m even wearing a hamburger necklace right now. In December 2015, I named my album â€˜Junkfoodâ€™.
Hip HopÂ â€“ Hip Hop is my favourite music genre. In Hip Hop, I found my calling. Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye are all but some of my favourite Hip Hop artists
TravellingÂ â€“ Now that Iâ€™ve seen quite a bit of the world, I realise itâ€™s so important to get out and travel. We shouldnâ€™t just stay in England if weâ€™re from England. Likewise, if youâ€™re Spanish, you shouldnâ€™t stay in Spain. You should aim to experience food in the country itâ€™s from.Â My favourite country is Brazil â€“ I love everything about it. Everything is beautiful â€“ the women, the sand, the air, the colours.
Rose GoldÂ â€“ Itâ€™s my favourite colour. I have rose gold everything â€“ my jewellery is rose gold, Iâ€™ve got a BA gold card. Iâ€™m even trying to get myself a gold mic. I would make everything rose gold if I could.
SneakersÂ â€“ Regardless of anything else that you wear, trainers form part of your identity. Whether youâ€™re wearing Jordanâ€™s, Yeezies, running shoesâ€¦ trainers are a clear sign of your identity.
ShadesÂ â€“ My shades help form my character. As a performer, shades have always been really important to me. You put them on, it gives you something extra and youâ€™re ready to go.
Koi FishÂ â€“ I have some of these fish, I love them and theyâ€™re massive. Honestly huge. Every morning I feed them and itâ€™s such a nice feeling. I havenâ€™t named them or anything but thereâ€™s one I call â€˜the greedy oneâ€™ and the other, â€˜the dominant oneâ€™. Greedy is definitely my favourite. As soon as I get in the door, he sticks his head out because he knows whatâ€™s coming.
RiceÂ â€“ I couldnâ€™t live without it. Basmati, red, brown, jasmine, rice with raisins. I love it all. Rice is nice.
Tinie Tempah is working with LifeSkills, created with Barclays, to offer 18-24-year-olds the opportunity to secure a Work Experience of a Lifetime at some of the biggest and best sports and entertainment brands in the UK. Apply by searching ‘Barclays LifeSkills dream job’ now.