Norman Lamb and Tinchy Stryder
By day Norman Lamb walks the corridors of Westminster; by night he becomes an impresario of grime, a form of urban music sweeping the UK.
The Lib Dem health spokesman has become involved in the career of up-and-coming artist Tinchy Stryder, who works for his son’s recording company.
Mr Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, attends gigs, has offered his car for lifts and even invested £10,000.
He told the BBC that he and his wife were “living the grime scene”.
Mr Lamb’s son Archie, and his friend Jack Foster, left school half-way through sixth-form to set up a recording label Takaover Entertainment.
Soon afterwards, the MP remortgaged his house to give them a £10,000 business loan.
Last year Archie and Jack’s company managed to get Tinchy Stryder – real name Kwasi Danquah – onto BBC Radio 1’s playlist.
And the 22-year-old’s latest song, Take Me Back, got to number three in the UK charts earlier this month.
Mr Lamb said: “We’ve sort of followed the thing as it happens. We’ve had lots of discussions about whether one track or another should be released.”
This is hilarious!!!!
But Tinchy is enjoying some mainstream success at the moment so kudos to them.
Admittedly I don’t think I’ve even heard Tinchy’s top 5 hit single ‘Take Me Back’, but congratulations anyway.
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