Gangsta?/Let It Rain featuring Melanie FionaRelease Date: 24th January 2011
Tinchy Stryder strikes back with the smashing lead track off his third album, Third Strike. The double A-side Gangsta? (featuring the unstoppable Tinie Tempah) and Let It Rain (featuring US vocal sensation and Island Records label mate Melanie Fiona) is a double dose of musical madness.
On the Gangsta? track, the 24 year old East Londoner displays a tougher edge to his lyrical prowess and sound, playing on the difference between what it means to be ‘a gangsta and to be gangster’. In contrast, the uplifting Let It Rain showcases a softer side with Melanie’s soulful vocals soaring alongside Tinchy’s tight lyrical offering, all underpinned by rolling drums and the trademark heavy base line.
Tinchy is striding in all the right directions, with a successful clothing line plus being signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation he is certainly repping what it means to be ‘gangsta’!