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Babatunde "Tunde" Adebimpe (born 1975) is an American musician, actor, and director best known as the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band TV on the Radio. His vocal method often involves improvisation, the use of effects and repeating sampled loops. Adebimpe was born in Nigeria and grew up in Hampton Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was an artist, psychiatrist and social worker, and his mother worked as a pharmacist. His sister is a gospel and opera singer, and his late brother was a writer. He attended Shady Side Academy from 1989 to 1993, and then moved to New York City after graduating. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and formerly worked at MTV as an animator. He starred in a 2001 indie movie, Jump Tomorrow, based on a short college film, Jorge, in which he played the same character. In 2008 he appeared as the groom in Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married alongside Anne Hathaway, who portrayed the bride's wayward sister. In the film, Adebimpe performs an a cappella cover of the Neil Young song "Unknown Legend". As well as occasionally performing solo, Tunde regularly collaborates with other musicians. Adebimpe


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