From Peckham to the world stage, Giggs has carved a path for himself in the rap world. His music is known for its gritty realism, giving voice to London’s streets. Giggs is one of the most influential rappers coming out of the UK, and his unique sound has earned him global recognition. Recently, he’s been promoting his new album, Zero Tolerance, and stopped by Sway in the Morning to talk about it.
Giggs’s sound is unique and uncompromising, and it owes much to his background. Raised by Caribbean parents in Peckham, South London, he was drawn to the reggae, ragga, and dancehall sounds of his youth. As a DJ, he played those genres on his radio station, “Spare No 1 FM.” But it wasn’t just music that Giggs was interested in. He was also interested in the streets and the stories that came from them. That mixture of sounds and experiences formed the basis for his future career.
Giggs’s debut album, Walk in da Park, was released in 2008. It announced his arrival on the rap scene and showed a talent for painting a vivid picture of life on the streets. But the following year, Giggs cemented his status with Let Em Ave It.
Unfortunately, Giggs’s rise was interrupted by legal issues. In 2012, he was arrested and charged with gun possession. He served time in jail and was initially dropped by his label, XL Recordings. But after being released, he didn’t let that setback hold him back.
Since then, Giggs has become one of the most influential rappers in the UK. His uncompromising sound and sharp lyrics have earned him a dedicated fanbase, and his influence has even reached across the Atlantic. He was mentioned by Jay-Z on the track “God Did,” which brought him even more attention in the US.
Giggs’s journey to the top hasn’t been easy, but he’s managed to overcome adversity and carve a path for himself. His music is a testament to his experiences growing up and his passion for storytelling. As he continues to release new music, his influence continues to grow. Giggs is a rapper who isn’t afraid to be himself, and that’s what has made him so successful. We’re excited to see what he has in store for us in the future.