Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Never Set out to Be a Role Model but It's Great to Be One; Better Known by His Stage Name Wretch 32, Jermaine Sinclair Is a 28-Year-Old Rapper from London. in 2011 His Debut Album Black and White Sold over a Million Copies and Scored Three Top Five Singles. His Latest Single Blackout Was Released This Week

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Never Set out to Be a Role Model but It's Great to Be One; Better Known by His Stage Name Wretch 32, Jermaine Sinclair Is a 28-Year-Old Rapper from London. in 2011 His Debut Album Black and White Sold over a Million Copies and Scored Three Top Five Singles. His Latest Single Blackout Was Released This Week

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What are you up to today? In the studio fine tuning, wrapping up the album, making the final tweaks before taking it to be mastered.

When will the album be out? I haven't got a release date pencilled in however August looks promising, But don't hold me to that.

The album is untitled at the moment, there's a couple names floating around in my head but I don't want to give you a name just in case it changes.

Will it be similar to Black and White or a new sound? I feel like it's a progression from where Black and White left off. Each album describes the stages of my life, where I'm at the growth and I think this album definitely shows that lyrically and musically.

What is the new single Blackout about? It's about going to that place or zone to unwind. Where you can block out all the stress and worries you may have. It can basically be anywhere, some people go fishing, some go for a jog. I like to blackout in a booth at a studio or at a nightclub. And I basically mention this in the record.

How do you come up with your songs, where do you get your inspiration? I find my inspiration comes from everything. Everyday life, things that happened in my life or what I've seen. It can be my state of mind at the time, something that may have occurred on the way to the studio and when listening to the beat gave me the inspiration to write about it.

Is it true that you have no music on your phone, not even your own album? I hear so much artists' material getting leaked so yeah, I'm scared to put it on my phone just in case I misplace it somewhere or in an attempt to charge my phone I might use someone's laptop and it might sync. So I'd rather not take the risk. It's better to be safe than sorry.

do. But How did you get into music? I started out at 16 just writing down my frustrations and day to day dilemmas in a lyric form to a beat, sort of a therapy, a way to vent. …

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