Take the World (song)

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"Take the World"
Take the World song cover.jpg
"Take The World" cover
Promotional single by Tinchy Stryder featuring Bridget Kelly
from the album Third Strike
Released 22 November 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre R&B, British hip hop
Length 4:23
Label Takeover Entertainment Limited
Composer(s) Kwasi Danquah III
Lyricist(s) Ayak Thiik (Co-Lyricist)
TMS (Co-Lyricist)
Producer(s) TMS
Third Strike track listing
"Take the World"
"In My System"
Music video
"Take the World" on YouTube

"Take the World" is a promotional single released by rapper Tinchy Stryder from this third studio album, Third Strike. The song was co-written by Takeover Entertainment singer-songwriter Ayak Thiik, and produced by TMS who also produced the promotional single Gangsta?. It features vocals from Roc Nation recording artist Bridget Kelly. British singer Cherri V performs Kelly's part when the song is performed live. Prior to the song being recorded, Bridget Kelly had in the past regularly filled in for Alicia Keys when performing the song Empire State of Mind with Jay-Z.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

Tinchy Stryder and Bridget Kelly in a scene in the music video for "Take The World".

The music video for the song was directed by Adam Powell and Kwasi Danquah III, and was uploaded to Stryder's YouTube channel on Wednesday, 17 November 2010, at a total length of three minutes and forty-two seconds. The video is set in black and white scenes and finds Stryder chopping out his rhymes over big synths and big beats in an empty, dusty warehouse cut with scenes from Battersea Power Station and a ship’s control room for an added cinematic touch. Bridget Kelly makes her music video debut, where she unleashes powerful coloratura soprano vocals.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom November 22, 2010[4] Digital Download


  1. ^ "Jay-Z "Empire State of Mind" (Jonathan Ross)". Rap Radar. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Video: Jay-Z Performs on 'Jonathan Ross'". Rap-Up.com. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ Tinchy Stryder’s Take The World featuring Bridget Kelly by Adam Powell. www.promonews.tv. Monday, November 22, 2010. Retrieved Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
  4. ^ Tinchy Stryder - Gangsta?, Digital download. iTunes