Simply Unstoppable

Album: Disc-Overy (2010)
Charted: 33

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Disc-Overy, the debut album from Tinie Tempah. The London rapper said: "On every single song you'll get a line that reveals what life was like for me. I recorded a lot of it after 'Pass Out' went to #1, so that gave me a chance to reflect on life before and after achieving success. Going to number one gave me a chance to consider how far I've come, but also how far I intend to go."
  • Tempah was born in Brixton, London and lived in a tower block with his parents until they could afford to move to a semi-detached house in Plumstead. On this track he raps "High rises can block your horizons." Tempah recalled to The Sun September 24, 2010: "It was the worst, huge tower block. I hate tower blocks. I feel like they were designed for failure. They're designed for people to move into and never ever leave.

    But one day, when I was 12, I looked out and saw a big house in the distance. I knew I wanted a different life, to escape.

    When we moved to Plumstead, we thought our semi was a palace. We had white neighbors who brought us a cake. It was like Malcolm in the Middle and we had a pond. We knew we had made it when we had a pond!"
  • A remixed version of this song featuring American drummer Travis Barker, was released as a digital single in the UK on April 20th 2011. It wasn't originally intended to be a single, but appeared due to public demand after the remixed version featured in a Lucozade advertising campaign.

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