Till I'm Gone

Album: Disc-Overy (US version) (2011)
Charted: 24 90
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • British rapper Tinie Tempah's second US single featured a guest appearance by Wiz Khalifa. The song was released at the time Tempah's debut American release, "Written In The Stars," was climbing up the charts. He explained to Rolling Stone magazine why he collaborated with the Black and Yellow rapper on this song: "I feel like we're in the same kind of situation, but in reverse. He's really huge out here now and I have a lot of presence in the Europe and UK, and vice versa, so if there was ever a time to collaborate, now would be the time."
  • This was not the first collaboration between the two rappers. Earlier in 2011, Tempah jumped on Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" remix.
  • Norwegian production team Stargate, who are known for their work with Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Rihanna, were at the controls for this joint. This was the first time they'd worked with Tempah but they'd previously helmed Khalifa's hit singles "Black and Yellow" and "Roll Up."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Ian Astbury of The Cult

Ian Astbury of The CultSongwriter Interviews

The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Dave Edmunds

Dave EdmundsSongwriter Interviews

A renowned guitarist and rock revivalist, Dave took "I Hear You Knocking" to the top of the UK charts and was the first to record Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk."

Gary LeVox

Gary LeVoxSongwriter Interviews

On "Life Is A Highway," his burgeoning solo career, and the Rascal Flatts song he most connects with.

Classic Metal

Classic MetalFact or Fiction

Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest and even Michael Bolton show up in this Classic Metal quiz.

Yoko Ono

Yoko OnoSongwriter Interviews

At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.