Born 24 November 1983.

UK rapper

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Giggs' hardest rap

Giggs selects his 'hardest' rap records. From NWA to A$AP Ferg!

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Nathaniel Thompson (born 11 May 1981), better known by his stage name Giggs, is an English rapper with Caribbean roots. Giggs is signed to XL Recordings since 2010. He released his debut studio album Walk in da Park (2008), which gained significant critical acclaim. 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 and Simple.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Let Em Ave It

    Let Em Ave It 2010

    Reviewed by Adam Kennedy
    This debut for XL is full of unashamed thug rap to cement Giggs’ rising status.
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