Wamp 2 Dem

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Wamp 2 Dem
Wamp 2 Dem cover.jpg
Mixtape by Giggs
Released 6 October 2017
Recorded 2016–17
Genre
Length 46:32
Label
Producer
Giggs chronology
Landlord
(2016)Landlord2016
Wamp 2 Dem
(2017)
Singles from Wamp 2 Dem
  1. "Linguo"
    Released: 29 November 2017

Wamp 2 Dem is a commercial mixtape by English rapper Giggs. It was released on 6 October 2017 by No BS Music, while the mixtape was distributed by Island Records.[1] It succeeds Giggs' fourth album Landlord (2016), released a year and two months prior, and is Giggs' first release with a major label. The mixtape includes guest appearances from American rappers 2 Chainz, Young Thug and Lil Duke, alongside Dave, Footsie, D Double E, Popcaan and Donae'o. Production was handled by Cool & Dre, London on da Track, Zaytoven, The Fanatix, Bricks Da Mane and Chris Childs, among others.

The mixtape was supported by one single – "Linguo" featuring Donae'o, which became Giggs' highest charting single.

Background[edit]

In August 2016, Giggs released his fourth album Landlord to positive reception, entering at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.[citation needed] In early 2017, Giggs was featured on two tracks from Canadian rapper Drake's album More Life, "No Long Talk" and "KMT". The guest appearances led to significant widespread attention for Giggs and his music. The same month, Giggs announced the Wamp 2 Dem mixtape on The SN1 Snow on Beats 1 Radio.[2]

Giggs described the mixtape as "a response to Americans who criticise UK rap", stating: "People wasn't really respecting England. Wamp 2 Dem was more showing where we're coming, [explaining that] we're the same as you."[3]

The mixtape's artwork was unveiled in June 2017, while the release date was revealed on 4 September 2017 via Instagram.[4]

Promotion[edit]

Wamp 2 Dem was promoted by Giggs through Instagram, posting teaser trailers compiling online reactions to his verse from Drake's "KMT", song previews and meme voiceovers.[5][6] Numerous billboards and posters were set up around London the week leading up to the release.[7][8]

Singles[edit]

The first single, "Linguo" featuring Donae'o, was released on 29 November 2017.[9] The song peaked at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Giggs' first solo single to enter the top 40 and thus his highest-charting solo single to date.

Release[edit]

Wamp 2 Dem was released on 6 October 2017 for iTunes purchase and streaming via Spotify and Apple Music, as well as purchase through Google Play and Amazon. The mixtape was also made available for free download through Giggs' official website.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Wamp 2 Dem[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Gully Niggaz"
3:12
2."Ultimate Gangsta" (featuring 2 Chainz)
Bricks Da Mane5:04
3."Straight Lifestyle"Thompson
  • Flyo
  • Jay Jay Heston
2:43
4."Times Ticking" (featuring Popcaan)The Fanatix3:54
5."The Essence"
  • Thompson
  • Lyons
  • Valenzano
Cool & Dre3:48
6."Linguo" (featuring Donae'o)Donae'o2:54
7."Gangstas & Dancers" (featuring Lil Duke and Young Thug)3:06
8."Moist Pussy"
  • Thompson
  • Driggers
  • Narcos
  • Bricks Da Mane
3:04
9."50 Cali"Zaytoven3:01
10."Outsiders" (featuring Footsie and D Double E)Footsie4:03
11."Horror Movie"
  • Thompson
  • Illya Fraser
Illa da Producer3:06
12."Peligro" (featuring Dave)
Chris Childs4:20
13."Ruler"ThompsonM164:17
Total length:46:32

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[11]

  • Giggs – primary artist, executive producer
  • 2 Chainz – featured artist
  • Bricks Da Mane – producer (tracks 2, 8)
  • Chris Childs – producer (track 12)
  • Cool & Dre – producer, mixing (tracks 1, 5)
  • D Double E – featured artist
  • Dave – featured artist
  • Dirty Saj – recording engineer
  • Donae'o – producer, featured artist (track 6)
  • Flyo – producer (track 4)
  • Footsie – featured artist
  • Illa – producer (track 11)
  • Jay Jay Heston – producer (track 4)
  • Lil Duke – featured artist
  • London on da Track – producer (track 7)
  • M16 – producer (track 13)
  • Narcos – producer (track 8)
  • Popcaan – featured artist
  • The Fanatix – producer (track 5)
  • Young Thug – featured artist
  • Zaytoven – producer (track 9)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 63
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 2
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[14] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wamp 2 Dem by Giggs on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Giggs Looks To Capitalize On His 'More Life' Buzz With New Single "Superheroes"". Genius. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Liam Gallagher gets to number one on his own". BBC News. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Giggs announces "Wamp 2 Dem" mixtape release date". GRM Daily. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "THE GRIME REPORT on Twitter:"Giggs forthcoming album 'Wamp 2 Dem' out in October.... 👀". Twitter. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "GIGGS (@officialgiggs) • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "GIGGS (@officialgiggs) • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "GIGGS (@officialgiggs) • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Linguo (feat. Donae'o) - Single by Giggs on Apple Music". iTunes. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "SN1GIGGS.COM". 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Wamp 2 Dem / Giggs on TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 February 2018.