Tipstar: I was interested from a young age - Salt 'n Pepa - the first female MCs inspired me...
It wasn't until I met divine that I said I like singing - and here's some lyrics I've written!
He was like 'Yeah! Come on the radio'. I'd been practising in my bedroom with the hairbrush in front of the mirror everyday.
How long did it take from meeting up and making it big?
Divine: A year and a half. It's taken a year and a half to get it up.
Before we were signed we were performing a lot - then we released it through the underground and it was just explosive. It took over the scene in an amazing way. Then we got signed!
Where did you get your names from?
Tipstar: From my Maltese cross - each tip of the star represents different stuff like faith and heath. So Tip - Star.
Divine: My mate was flicking through the dictionary to see what name suited me and he was like 'what about divine' - I was like yeah. And it just stuck - no one calls me by my name anymore - which is good.
What's your real name?
What about you Marky P?
Marky P: I didn't think we'd get this far - I hoped we would but I didn't think it'd be gold - so I was just like Mark, which is my name, and P 'cos my surname begins with a 'P'! It's quite good though - I wouldn't change it now 'cos it's not too over the top or too flash, d'ya get me?