Adam Tensta's in a project in the outskirts of Stockholm called Tensta, in a neighborhood where violence and crime is the norm. Tensta refused to take the path of many of his peers, and instead of stealing, smoking dope and skipping school, he found a mental sanctuary in hip hop music and artists like the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Nas and Bob Marley became the source of inspiration for his first rhymes. To honor his roots, Adam took Tensta as his artist name, and for the first time Swedish newspaper headlines didn’t only refer to crime stories. Adam Tensta has never smoked, drank alcohol or done drugs. He strives to be a good role model and is a representative of “A Non Smoking Generation” and an ambassador for the Swedish chapter of “Save the Children,” a child advocacy group that looks after the value and safety of all children in the world.
His debut album was released in 2007 winning him a Grammis and two Swedish DeeJay Awards. On January 26, he was featured on the site of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, highlighting the video of the single "My Cool".
Performed by Adam Tensta
Written by Andreas Broberger, Hannes Lindgren, Adam Eriksson, Nils Lundberg and Adam Taal
Courtesy of RMH (Respect My Hustle) Entertainment
Published by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publishing Inc on behalf of Universal Music Publishing / AB and RMH Publishing / EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
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