Giggs + Labrinth – Don’t Go Hungry
Giggs is one of the finest rappers from the UK. His delivery of rap verses is amazing.
One of the MCs to receive Drake’s patronage during the Canadian’s 2017 🇬🇧 love-in, his fifth studio album has a cross-Atlantic guest list that hints at broader ambitions.
In less credible hands, this could feel like a calculated lurch, but it’s Giggs we’re dealing with: His US guests are in his house to play by his rules.
This means we get Jadakiss patrolling Peckham with menace on “MIC CHECK,” Lil Yachty battling the baleful, gothic production of “NOSTALGIA,” and, best of all, Swizz Beatz trying to wrest control of the glorious anarchy of “TERMINATOR.”
With that dexterous flow both thunderous and playful, Giggs himself has never sounded better, hungrier, or more relaxed. He’s put together a record that feels important—beyond the UK.
Myles Whittingham directed the official video for ‘Don’t Go Hungry’ taken from the new album ‘BIG BAD.’
Giggs is a British rapper who made his acclaimed solo album debut in 2008 with ‘Walk in da Park.’
Born Nathan Thompson in 1985 and hailing from Peckham, South London, he is affiliated with the group SN1 and is known as Hollowman.
His backstory includes a two-year prison sentence for gun charges.
Following many mixtape releases and a much-touted freestyle called “Talking the Hardest,” Giggs made his full-length solo debut in 2008 with the released album Walk in da Park.
Later in the year, he won the 2008 BET Award for Best U.K. Act, beating out popular favourites Dizzee Rascal and Chip.
He 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 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, Rovi