Also known as
11 May 1983
Peckham, South London, England
Hip Hop, UK Rap
XL Recordings, Takeover Entertainment, SN1 Records
Wiley, The Streets, Skepta, B.o.B, TKO, Shola Ama, Joell Ortiz, DaVinChe, Tinchy Stryder, Lloyd Banks, Waka Flocka Flame, Example, Devlin, DJ Whoo Kid, Kreayshawn, Wretch 32, Mitz Productions
Nathaniel Thompson (born 11 May 1981), better known by his stage name [2 ] Giggs, is an English rapper with Caribbean roots. Giggs is signed to XL Recordings since 2010. He released his debut studio album [2 ] (2008), which gained significant critical acclaim. The follow-up album, Walk in da Park (2009), performed commercially better, peaking at number 35 on the Let Em Ave It 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. [2 ] The group's main producers are Boom Productions (aka BoomBlast), Universe, Pablo Productions, Paws Productions, Bayoz Musik and Simple. [2 ]
Music career [ edit ]
Giggs and his SN1 crew started off in a dangerous gang in the south east of London, they were involved in many illicit activities during their rise to stardom. He has released numerous mixtapes, including
Hollowman Meets Blade which featured Blade Brown, Welcome to Boomzville, Best of Giggs 1 and 2 and 3 and Ard Bodied, which featured Dubz. His mixtapes have supposedly sold more than 10,000 units. This success helped his popularity expand outside London. [2 ] [3 ]
Giggs released "Talkin' da Hardest" in 2007, which helped increase his popularity. The track featured Giggs rapping over the beat from American hip-hop artist
Stat Quo's track "Here We Go", originally produced by Dr. Dre. He then released his debut independent album on 4 August 2008. Walk in da Park Walk in da Park received mainly positive reviews, and was successful, selling out in most HMV stores within the first two days of release. [4 ]
Giggs announced his second album was due to be released on 21 June 2010. It was titled
, due to a friend to the rapper saying he should just "let the public have it'. Giggs released "Slow Songs" featuring Let Em Ave It 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, the rapper appeared on BBC Three, which was his first television appearance, performing his single "Look What The Cat Dragged In".
In 2011, Giggs appeared in
Channel 4 TV drama . He also featured in the comedy film Top Boy in the same year. Anuvahood
In 2013, Giggs released the album "When Will It Stop" which sold thousands of copies across the country and on iTunes.
Ed Sheeran and Styles P.
The album featured artists such as
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Mixtapes [ edit ]
SN1 – The Beginning (with (2007) Gunna Dee & Joe Grind)
Hollowman Meets Blade (with (2007) Blade Brown)
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 (2011) DJ Whoo Kid)
Every Angle Friday (2011)
The Final Straw (2011)
Best of Giggs 4 (2013)
STR8 Murkin (2014)
Singles [ edit ]
Guest appearances [ edit ]
"Zip It Up"
with Wiley & Trigger
Race Against Time
with Joe Grind & Gunna
"Back 2 Basics"
The Delivery Mixtape
with J Bubbs, Malik, S.A.S & Gfresh
with Joe Black
"Be With You"
Music videos [ edit ]
"You Raised Me / Open Up"
(with Skepta) SB.TV
(with Mike Skinner) Sacha Khari
"Don't Go There"
(with B.o.B) Adam Powell
"Look What the Cat Dragged In"
(with J Bubbs et al.) Jason McKoy
(with Devlin) Digital Dan
(with Tinchy Stryder et al.) Adam Powell
"Look Over Your Shoulder"
(with Example) Oliver Whitehouse
"What N*ggas Want"
"Lemme Get Dat"
(with Waka Flocka Flame) Morgan Keyz
(with Wretch 32) GRM Daily
"(Is It Gangsta?) Yes Yes Yes"
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]