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UK rapper Tinchy Stryder is the latest addition to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation stable of artists.

But will the UK rapper’s brand of pop-rap strike a chord with listeners in the United States?

Tinchy’s already a full blown success in his homeland, having scored three top 5 singles in the UK, two of which hit number one.  Tinchy’s second album, 2009’s Catch 22, went gold.

Jay-Z’s not a new jack when it comes to signing talent from the UK.  In 2005, after a one-off freestyle the Jiggaman signed female UK rapper Lady Sovereign to a deal with Def Jam.  Her one album for the label, 2006’s Public Warning, flopped.   Jay-Z also signed popular UK girl group the Sugababes to Roc Nation, but they have since disappeared from the label’s roster.

Will the third time be the charm for Jay-Z?

Take a listen to some of Tinchy’s work below and let us know what you think!

“Never Leave You” (feat. Amelie)”

“Number 1” (feat. N-Dubz)

“Gangsta?” (Game Over feat. Tinie Tempah)

“Take Me Back” (feat. Taio Cruz)

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