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Adam grew up the son of a single mother and an absent, father in Tensta, Stockholm during the 80's. Despite his upbringing in a neighborhood where violence and crime was the norm
Adam Tensta refused to take the path of many of his peers. Instead of delinquency he found sanctuary in music.
To honor his roots, Adam took "Tensta" as his artist name.
Adam Tensta excludes alcohol, cigarettes and drugs from his lifestyle. He is a representative for the Save the Children Sweden and an ambassador for Alla Olika Alla Lika, a youth campaign against racism, prejudice and discrimination in Sweden. He is also a socialist, and performed at the Swedish leftist party Vänsterpartiet's 1 May celebration in Stockholm 2010.
Adam Tensta has opened for artists like Jay-Z, Youssou N'Dour, Akon, Dead Prez and Rihanna.
His song "My Cool" was also featured in the HBO Series Entourage (Season 7, Episode 7). The song was also featured in the video game NBA 2k10.
In April 2009, Adam Tensta went to the United States of America for a 12 day trip to Los Angeles, California, where he performed at legendary clubs like The Viper Room, Cinespace, and The Roxy Theatre.
Tensta's second album, "Scared of the Dark" was released in April of 2011 (Scandinavian release only).
He has recently done the vocals for the Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition trailer's song, credited at the end and in the game. http://www.adamtensta.comhttp://www.twitter.com/adamtenstahttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Adam-Tensta/9063853779?sk=wall
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