Wamp 2 Dem by Giggs on Apple Music

13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

After profile-boosting features on Drake’s More Life, Giggs returns to the streets of South London with a typically absorbing blend of assurance, introspection, and libido. His measured, steady-pulsed delivery is as compelling as ever, seeping rather than bursting from the speakers. Strengthening his bonds with American hip-hop, he confidently trades verses with 2 Chainz on the steely “Ultimate Gangsta,” while Lil Duke and Young Thug arrive with barrel-chested confidence over the crackle-and-pop beats of “Gangstas & Dancers.” Giggs is always the most gripping presence though, particularly on “The Essence”—a thoughtful, frustrated portrait of his environment set to warm, slo-mo funk.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After profile-boosting features on Drake’s More Life, Giggs returns to the streets of South London with a typically absorbing blend of assurance, introspection, and libido. His measured, steady-pulsed delivery is as compelling as ever, seeping rather than bursting from the speakers. Strengthening his bonds with American hip-hop, he confidently trades verses with 2 Chainz on the steely “Ultimate Gangsta,” while Lil Duke and Young Thug arrive with barrel-chested confidence over the crackle-and-pop beats of “Gangstas & Dancers.” Giggs is always the most gripping presence though, particularly on “The Essence”—a thoughtful, frustrated portrait of his environment set to warm, slo-mo funk.

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About Giggs

Giggs is a British rapper who made his critically acclaimed solo album debut in 2008 with Walk in da Park. Born Nathan Thompson in 1983 and hailing from Peckham, South London, he is affiliated with the group SN1 and is also known as Hollowman. His backstory includes a two-year prison sentence for gun charges. Following numerous mixtape releases and a much-touted freestyle called "Talking the Hardest," Giggs made his full-length solo debut in 2008 with the independently released album Walk in da Park. Later in the year, he won the 2008 BET Award for Best U.K. Act, beating out popular favorites Dizzee Rascal and Chipmunk. He subsequently signed a recording contract with XL Recordings and made preparations to release his major-label album debut, Let Em Ave It, in 2010. Returning three years later, Giggs released his follow-up, When Will It Stop, in 2013, which saw him working with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Anthony Hamilton, and Styles P. Giggs returned in 2016 with his critically lauded third studio album Landlord, which reached number two on the U.K. Album Chart. After appearing on a pair of Drake tracks in early 2017, Giggs followed up with the Wamp 2 Dem mixtape in October of that year. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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