Tinie Tempah was probably one of the bigger surprises of 2011. The British emcee had a relatively decent following on the other side of the Atlantic, Tempah didn’t start really commanding the attention of American audiences until earlier this year, when his debut album Disc-Overy let loose as a single “‘Till I’m Gone” featuring that other big-name freshman, Wiz Khalifa. Since then, Tempah has enjoyed success through the hands of another single – the Eric Turner collaboration “Written in the Stars” – and with a strong media presence as well, having performed on the U.S. version of the reality show X-Factor.

So it’s fitting that Tinie would opt the end the year with a free tape, perhaps as one last effort to get his name out to the people as he poises himself to blow up in 2012. The Happy Birthday EP, released today through DJ Booth, includes features from Big Sean, J. Cole, J. Warner, and Soulja Boy. The controversial frontrunner track, “Lucky C–t,” has gotten most of the attention, but there are many jams amongst this 9-songs-deep project.

Tracklist and download link after the jump. 

DOWNLOAD: Tinie Tempah – The Happy Birthday EP