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Tinchy Stryder to launch headphones at Westfield Stratford City

PUBLISHED: 14:16 12 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 12 November 2013

Tinchy Stryder with his new headphones

Tinchy Stryder with his new headphones

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Tinchy Stryder will release an exclusive new headphones range at Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre on Friday, which he claims are better than Dr Dre’s Beats.

Tinchy Stryder will release an exclusive new headphones range at Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre on Friday, which he claims are better than Dr Dre’s Beats.

The rapper, who grew up in nearby Bow, will visit the centre’s Currys & PC World at 4pm to launch his ‘Crystal by Tinchy Stryder: On cloud 9’ accessories – his latest collaboration with tech-brand Goji.

Although entering a market largely dominated by music producer Dr Dre’s offerings, Stryder believes his, priced £199, have the edge.

“The most important thing for me was the quality of the sound,” he said.

“Beats by Dre is the standard-bearer in this industry and Dr Dre is obviously the man when it comes to music production – he’s been at the top of the game for a long, long time.

“But without wanting to blow my own trumpet I think the sound quality is better in mine even though his are more expensive.”

Real name Kwasi Danquah, Stryder attended St Bonaventure’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Forest Gate, Newham before forming hip-hop outfit Roll Deep with fellow East-End MCs Dizzee Rascall and Wiley.

He later enrolled as a student at the University of East London, where he completed a BA degree in moving image and animation in 2009.

Currently recording material for his fourth album, after scrapping his planned ‘Full Tank’ record, Stryder also revealed his desire to work with a certain American megastar.

“My dream collaboration would be with Kanye West,” he explained. “I think he’s an absolute genius. “When I hear his music I feel like I’m watching a movie – few people can do that to me.”


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