Tinchy Stryder

Born 14 September 1986.
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Fire In The Booth - Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder makes his big return, with this Fire In The Booth debut for Charlie Sloth.

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Kwasi Danquah III ( KWAY-see dang-KWAH), better known by his stage name Tinchy Stryder (born 14 September 1986) also known as The Star in the Hood, is a Ghanaian-born British musician, music executive, A&R executive, investor, and businessman. He is the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Takeover Roc Nation.

He has recorded and released three solo studio albums, Star in the Hood (2007), Catch 22 (2009), and Third Strike (2010).

His non-music business ventures include the clothing line Star in the Hood, among others. He is also the president and chief executive of Takeover/Cloud 9 (music publishing company through EMI Music Publishing), and he currently serves as the Chairman and A&R executive of Takeover Entertainment Limited, and along with Jay-Z, also co-owns Takeover Roc Nation.

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  1. Review of Third Strike

    Third Strike 2010

    Reviewed by Alex Macpherson
    ...foreshadows what could still be a brilliant career.
  2. Review of Catch 22

    Catch 22 2009

    Reviewed by Anna Nathanson
    Stands testament to the versatility and mainstream appeal of the scene.
  3. Review of Star In The Hood

    Star In The Hood 2007

    Reviewed by Maxine Headley
    The latest homegrown Grime talent. He's a soldier on a mission!
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