Tinie Tempah launches fried hen model RAPS with London rooftop pop-up

Tinie Tempah launches fried hen model RAPS with London rooftop pop-up

RAPS will be available on the brand website and on Deliveroo. Image: RAPS

Rapper Tinie Tempah is launching his new brand of fried chicken, RAPS, on Oxford Street in March.

RAPS is appearing at Willows on the Roof – on the roof of John Lewis – for a four-month stint, and the menu will also be available for home delivery to select locations in London.

What’s on the menu?

The RAPS menu goes something like “chicken, chicken, a side of fries, chicken, blue cheese dip, chicken, pineapple spicy sauce, and more chicken.” Options include two different types of chicken wings, a chicken caesar salad, four chicken wraps, fries…oh, and a vegan option.

Having trouble making up your mind? Tinie Tempah’s personal favorite is apparently the African Giant, a buttermilk fried chicken wRAP with homemade Jollof salsa, fried plantains, lettuce, tomato and mayo. And if it’s good enough for him, it’s certainly good enough for us.

The soul food brand takes inspiration from hip-hop culture and Tempah’s own childhood, which he spent visiting the chicken shops of south-east London.

RAPS menu items on a table.  Featuring Chicken Tenders, Chicken Caesar Salad, Fire and several other menu items.
RAPS will debut at Willow’s for four months. Image: RAPS

book said:

It was really exciting to work on something where I could combine the food I love and grew up eating (both at home and on high street) and the music that inspired me to create the be who I am today.

He’s spent the last year developing the menu with Big Has, a chef best known for his YouTube cooking channel.

RAPS launches on March 11, 2022 at Willows on the Roof, John Lewis, Oxford Street. The first home delivery areas are Shoreditch, Hackney, Finsbury Park, Dalston, Brixton, Peckham, Dulwich, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Vauxhall, Herne Hill, Elephant & Castle, Queen’s Park, Kilburn, North Kensington and Willesden, with more to come.