Little T’s ready for the big time?
April 01, 2011
This is rapper Little T who is hoping to emulate the success of Arborfield X Factor star Danyl Johnson when he auditions in front of the judges for the TV talent show on Sunday.
The 24-year-old musician from Overdown Road, Tilehurst, will be out to impress the judges in front of a live audience at the ExCeL London.
The warehouse operative will be performing Invincible by Brit award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah and is confident he has what it takes to win the competition and take the music world by storm.
Little T, also known as Lewis Chapple, who lists Michael Jackson, 2Pac and Chipmunk among his inspirations, reckons he could be the British answer to Eminem.
He told getreading his street name used to be Turtle but because of his stature he changed it to Little T, and while he dreams of hitting the big time he also wants a better life for his two-year-old daughter Tori-Lei.
His father left him not long after he was born and he readily admits to having been in trouble with the law, but is determined to turn his life around.
The former Denefield pupil said: “I’ve always been street and versatile and can do all sorts, but most of all they are looking for the likeable factor and I’m told I’ve got that. My singing is all right but it’s mainly rapping I am good at.
“That is what they said when I first went up there and my friends and family have said that as well. I reckon I’ve got a good chance. I’ve got the confidence – nerves aren’t a part of me. Anything can happen at the end of the day.”