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Lollapalooza 2011, Friday: Tinie Tempah | Photos

The promise of free swag (not the Odd Future kind) made at least a few new fans of U.K. rapper Tinie Tempah. T-shirts were liberally strewn out as the band...

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tine Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1: Tinie Tempah

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The promise of free swag (not the Odd Future kind) made at least a few new fans of U.K. rapper Tinie Tempah. T-shirts were liberally strewn out as the band warmed up its gear. As soon as the chunky guitar started blaring out of one of the amps, I knew this was doomed to be the sort of roided-out live show that turns a decent rhymer like TT into a chest-beating rap-rock travesty. Carrying the torch of fellow Brit Dizzee Rascal, Tinie stomped out in camo shorts and a black tee spitting rapid-fire verses and strangely tossing out glossy photos of, well, himself. Hey, that's one way for people to remember you, right? Plus, no one uses those glossy promo photos anymore anyway since everything's digital now. Dispersing them to the faithful packed into the Google+ stage is one way to dispose of them I suppose. Credit Tinie Tempah with a creative use of clearing inventory. Honestly, I still can't wrap my head around dude's name. Wouldn't a battle rapper want a mighty temper and not a tiny one? Maybe Short Fuse was already taken.

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