Nathaniel Thompson (born May 11, 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 cri...
Nathaniel Thompson (born May 11, 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 r "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 October 11, 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.
Giggs and his SN1 crew started off releasing numerous mixtapes, including Hollowman Meets Bladewhich 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.
Giggs released "Talkin' da Hardest" in 2007, which helped increase his popularity. The track featured Giggs rapping over the beat from American hip-hop artist Stat Quo's track "Here We Go", originally produced by Dr. Dre. He then released his debut independent album Walk in da Park on 4 August 2008. Walk in da Park received mainly positive reviews, and was successful, selling out in most HMV stores within the first two days of release.
Giggs announced his second album was due to be released on 21 June 2010. It was titled Let Em Ave It, due to a friend to the rapper saying he should just "let the public have it'. Giggs released "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, the rapper appeared on BBC Three, which was his first television appearance, performing his single "Look What The Cat Dragged In".
In 2011, Giggs appeared in Channel 4 TV drama Top Boy. He also featured in the comedy film Anuvahood in the same year.
In 2013, Giggs released the much anticipated album "When will it stop" which was instantly popular with the public, selling thousands of copies across the country and on iTunes. The album featured artists such as Ed Sheeran and Styles P.