5 Minutes

Album: Demonstration (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Tinie Tempah concludes his Demonstration album with this hidden track, with the rapper himself singing the hook.
  • The song samples LL Cool J's 1990 single "Mama Said Knock You Out," and Chase & Status' 2011 track, "Mama Said Knock You Out," which featured Tinie Tempah.
  • The song was produced by BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. The collaboration originated when Lowe approached Tempah while they were both on tour in Australia. "I'd been playing Zane some of the album, and he goes, 'Hey, I know this is going to sound weird, but I actually have something for you'," the rapper recalled. "I was like, 'Oh no, what have I done? He's one of the biggest DJs in the country, he's gonna play me something, I'm not gonna like it, I'm gonna have to say yes, take the beat, and I'm never going to do anything with it.' "Luckily, as soon as he played it, I was like, 'Oh, f--k! Yeah, I'm very up for this."

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