Giggs




Nathaniel Thompson (born 11 May 1983), better known by his stage name Giggs, is an English rapper from London. Giggs was signed to XL Recordings. He is known for his creative wordplay and catchphrases. He released his debut studio album Walk in da Park (2008). The follow-up album, Let Em Ave It (2009), performed commercially better, peaking at number 35 on the UK Albums Chart. The singles “Don’t Go There” featuring B.o.B and “Look What the Cat Dragged In” both charted in the top 60 of the UK Singles Chart. Giggs released his third studio album When Will It Stop, on 11 October 2013. He is the leader of SN1 (Spare No 1), alongside his brothers Gunna Dee, Joe Grind, Spender and Young Giggs (YG), Kyze and Tiny Boost. The group’s main producers are Boom Productions (aka BoomBlast), Universe, Pablo Productions, Paws Productions, Bayoz Musik, Simple and Mitz Productions.

In 2007, Giggs released the track “Talkin’ da Hardest”, which featured Giggs rapping over the instrumental of Stat Quo’s song “Here We Go” originally produced by Dr. Dre. In 2008 he released his debut album Walk in da Park independently. This album helped Giggs’ popularity expand outside London and in 2008 he was nominated for the BET Awards in the US for Best Hip-Hop Act: UK.

Giggs won the award beating out more established acts at the time. In August 2009 Giggs signed a record deal with XL Recordings. Giggs released Let Em Ave It in 2009 and singles released from that album include “Slow Songs” featuring Mike Skinner, “Look What The Cat Dragged In” and “Don’t Go There” featuring American rapper B.o.B. At the Reading Festival in 2010, Giggs appeared on BBC Three, which was his first television appearance, performing his single “Look What The Cat Dragged In”. That year he also appeared on Tinchy Stryder’s single “Game Over” Alongside Chipmunk, Devlin, Example, Tinie Tempah and Professor Green.

The single charted at No. 21 in the Official UK Singles Chart. This year he was nominated at the MOBO awards in the Best UK Hip Hop/Grime category. He was then nominated again for the same award in 2011. In 2012 Giggs was arrested again for firearms along with three other people. All four were charged with possession with intent to endanger life. Giggs was held in Brixton Prison for nearly four months after the arrest. The rapper was later acquitted of all charges. In 2013, Giggs released the album When Will It Stop. The album featured artists such as Ed Sheeran and Styles P. It debuted at No. 21 on the UK Albums Chart.

On the 5th of August 2016 Giggs released his 4th Studio album “Landlord” independently on SN1 Records. The album features guest appearances from Stormzy, Rico Love, Donae’o and more. It was received well and ganered very positive reviews. Landlord became Giggs’ highest entry on the UK Album Charts, debuting at No.2. The album was preceded by the lead single “Whipping Excursion”. The second single from the album was “Go Get Em'” featuring CasisDead. Also in 2016 Giggs was nominated for several awards at the KA & GRM Daily awards. On the night he walked away with the Artist of the Year Award.



Discography

Artist: Giggs
Title: Lock Doh (Donaeo)
Album: Landlord (Explicit)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2016)
Artist: Giggs
Title: Whippin Excursion
Album: Landlord (Explicit)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2016)
Artist: Giggs
Title: Mr. Kool (Explicit)
Album: When Will It Stop
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2013)
Buy Album: £6.99 (2013)
Artist: Giggs
Title: What It Gets Like
Album: When Will It Stop
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2013)
Buy Album: £6.99 (2013)
Artist: Giggs
Title: Look What The Cat Dragged In
Album: Let Em Ave It
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2010)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2010)
Artist: Giggs
Title: Hustle On
Album: Let Em Ave It
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2010)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2010)
Artist: Giggs
Title:  Open Up (Explicit)
Album: Walk in da Park
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2009)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2009)
Artist: Giggs
Title: Walk in da Park
Album: Walk in da Park
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2009)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2009)

Studio albums
Landlord (2016 Label: SN1 Records). When Will It Stop (2013), Let Em Ave It (2010). Walk in da Park (2008).

Mixtapes

SN1 – The Beginning (with Gunna Dee & Joe Grind) (2007). Hollowman Meets Blade (with Blade Brown) (2007). Best of Giggs (The Real Meaning) (2008), Bloody Raw (2008). Ard Bodied (with Dubz) (2008). Best of Giggs 2 (2009), Who Said That? (2009). Best of Giggs 3 (2010). Another Quick One (2010). Take Your Hats Off (hosted by DJ Whoo Kid) (2011). Every Angle Friday (2011). The Final Straw (2011). Best of Giggs 4 (2013). STR8 Murkin (2014) & The SN1 Folder (2015).

Singles

“Slow Songs” (featuring The Streets) 2009. “Don’t Go There” (featuring B.o.B) 2010. “Look What the Cat Dragged In” 2010. “Hustle On” 2010. “(Is It Gangsta?) Yes Yes Yes” 2013. “Who’s Dat?” 2015.



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