|Birth name Nathaniel Thompson|
Origin Peckham London
Genres Hip hop, Road Rap
|Name Nathaniel Thomson|
Also known as Hollowman
Years active 2005–present
|Born 11 May 1983 (age 32) (1983-05-11) |
Albums When Will It Stop, Let Em Ave It, Walk in da Park, Universos - EP, From Deep Till Dawn
Associated acts Skepta, Shola Ama, Tinchy Stryder, Waka Flocka Flame
Awards BET Hip Hop Award for Best UK Act
Similar People Jme, Ghetts, Skepta, Wiley, Tinchy Stryder
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Nathaniel Thomson (born 11 May 1983), better known by his stage name Giggs, is an English rapper from London. Giggs was signed to XL Recordings in 2009. In 2008 he released his debut studio album Walk in da Park and released a follow-up album, Let Em Ave It the following year 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, in October 2013.
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- 200508 Career beginnings and Walk in da Park
- 200912 Let Em Ave It
- 201314 When Will It Stop
- 2015present Landlord
In 2016, Giggs released his fourth album Landlord, which entered and peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart – becoming Giggs' highest-charting album of his career. It is also his most critically acclaimed album.
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 (a.k.a. BoomBlast), Universe, Pablo Productions, Paws Productions, Bayoz Musik.
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2005–08: Career beginnings and Walk in da Park
After deciding to pursue a music career, he 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.
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.
2009–12: Let Em Ave It
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.
2013–14: When Will It Stop
In 2013, Giggs released the album When Will It Stop. The album featured artists such as Ed Sheeran and Styles P. It debuted at number 21 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming his highest-charting album at the time.
On 5 August 2016, Giggs released his fourth 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 garnered very positive reviews. Landlord became Giggs' highest entry on the UK Album Chart, debuting at number 2. The album was preceded by the lead single "Whippin Excursion" and followed up with the club-themed "Lock Doh", which achieved a silver certification from the BPI in May 2017.
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. This year he was also nominated for two MOBO awards. Best Rap/Hip-Hop and Best Album.
In March 2017, Canadian rapper Drake released playlist More Life, two songs of which (No Long Talk and KMT) Giggs was featured on.
Giggs was also nominated for Best International Act: Europe at the 2017 BET Awards.