Last week, I hosted the inaugural ARTIST #TALK with special guest Tinie Tempah in New York City. Set in a gorgeous penthouse in lower Manhattan with beautiful views of the city, British superstar Tinie Tempah shared some very candid insights and intimate details about his music and meteoric rise to fame.
Produced in close partnership with HP, I conceived ARTIST #TALK as a platform for artists to talk about their inspirations, creativity and artistry in front of a live audience. The featured artist also plays a few tracks from a recent project and provides in-depth commentary about each song. Audience members are also invited to participate in the conversation to create a unique, interactive environment.
In this very first ARTIST #TALK, Tinie talked candidly about his London childood, his Nigerian roots, building a scene around his music and his success up until now. I played a few of his tracks from an HP TouchSmart with Beats Audio technology to learn more about what inspired each song.
I want to take a moment to thank Tinie Tempah for making time in his hectic schedule and for being his cool, charismatic self and making this ARTIST #TALK such a smash. Thank you HP for the partnership in bringing my concept for ARTIST #TALK to life and for being such a steadfast supporter of great ideas. And thank you Capitol Records for teaming and all your assistance.
Last but not least, a mighty big ups to everyone that attended and to all my followers on Twitter for submitting your questions for Tinie on Twitter. This was truly a social live music experience that has set the tone for more exciting things to come.