British rapper Tinie Tempah is hoping his chart success destroys the stereotype that young people are only involved in "shootings" or "binge drinking".
The 22 year old shot to fame last year (10) when his debut album Disc-Overy rocketed to the top spot on the U.K. chart.
The star admits he's frustrated Britain's youth has a reputation for being in trouble with the law, and he hopes to be a role model for troubled teens - because he is so dedicated to his work.
He tells The Observer magazine, "When young people get talked about, it's always negative: it's ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) or shooting people or binge drinking. I want to be someone who represents people in a positive light. That's become my prerogative.
"I get annoyed by people's, almost, awe when they find out you aren't what they were expecting you to be like, when they say, 'Oh, you dress really well, you can speak well.' It gets on my nerves. Being a rapper is a career choice for me. I exist apart from that as a human being. I can be into foreign cinema. I can like to dress up as well.
"I definitely believe in God. I pray as much as possible. I think it's imperative to have faith or religion, because it's good to have morals, to be kind to others."