The rapper was known to be a giggler in his childhood days got a reason to laugh when success knocked his door. As Giggs, Nathan is also called by his fans as Hollowman. He is leading SN1, a formidable group, with the highest efficacy in the rapping world. His low voice slow raps have given him a distinctly separate entity.
After his solo debut album ‘Walk in da Park’ in 2008 he was felicitated by the BET Award in the category of Best U.K. Act overtaking Chipmunk and Dizzee Rascal like elite rappers. In the creation of ‘Will It Stop’ he has been seen working with Anthony Hamilton, Ed Sheeran and Styles P. His ‘Landlord’ had given him the strength to secure musical fortune with the second best album status in the United Kingdom album chart. In 2016 Giggs Rapper earned several nominations for the awards at KA & GRM and bagged the award ‘Artist of the Year.’
British rapper Giggs would be long remembered for his albums and mixtapes. He had gifted the music lover with plenty and expected to deliver more in the days to come. The awesome rapper has come in contact with many proficient personalities and big production houses in his successful race. Though the success had been pricked by the thorn of some reprimand still his success is undeniable. The road ahead still has enough scope for his more worth, but the rapper had already gathered not less than 3.5 million dollars as his estimated net worth.
Giggs was born as Nathaniel Thomson on 11th May 1983 in the Peckham, London, United Kingdom. He had a Caribbean origin and was raised by a single Jamaican mother. As the eldest sibling, Giggs grew up in the most unprivileged strata of average low-class family. As a common boy entered school campus but never continued his studies.
Life was going through the turmoil of hardship of all sorts, perhaps required as the foundation of successful rapping. On the edge of his teenage, at 21, became a father and also sentenced to two years jail for unlicensed possession of a weapon. But a tune has got into his soul during this time of disarrayed life which he realized in the darkened room of jail instead of the bright outer world.
When he came out of the jail, Giggs was a different person altogether. Rapping is no more a pastime rather a serious endeavor which he pursued to build a career. He was seriously looking out for the openings. The Spare No.1 or SN1 was formed as the stem of Peckham Black Gang. The band includes Joe Grind his brother, Spender, Gunna D, Young Giggs (YG), Tiny Boost and Kyze. The production was looked after by Pablo Productions, Universe, Boomblast, Paws Productions, Bayoz Musik, Mitz Productions and Unit 10. Joining his band he gave full effort to bring out various mixtapes. Some of his mixtapes during these periods are Welcome to Boomzville, Hollowman Meets Blade, Best of Giggs 1,2 & 3, Ard Bodied. ‘Talking The Hardest’ of Ard Bodied become the street anthem for a young generation. Over 100 thousand copies were sold out. The success story reached beyond the British boundary.
“Talking da Hardest” track was released in 2007 which featured him rapping on the original track of Stat Quo’s single ‘Here We Go’ produced by eminent Dr. Dre. In 2008 his independent album titled “Walk in da Park” was warmly accepted by the rap lovers all over within and outside London. The album includes two videos “You Raised Me/Open Up” and “Uummm!!” The same year be clinched the ‘Best Hip-Hop Act: the UK’ over some prominent figures.
In 2009 August the rapper went on a contract with the XL Recordings. Some of his single during this period was highly acclaimed by the music world which includes “Slow Song,” “Don’t Go There” and “Look What The Cat Dragged In.” The first single featured by Mike Skinner and the other two are featured by B.O.B.
In 2010 Giggs made his debut appearance on the television through the BBC Three in the Reading Festival. His performance over his single “Look What The Cat Dragged In” has taken the music world to a new rhythm. This album was released through XL Recordings. The singles “Slow Songs” and “Don’t Go There” earned huge popularity featuring Mike Skinner and B.O.B. respectively. He worked with AtlantasJBizzy and two tracks “Background Ting” and “Whippin All Day” are made available for the downloading and two more got into his album.
The same year along with Chipmunk, Example, Devlin, Professor Green and Tinie Tempah he appeared on “Game Over,” a single by Tinchy Stryder. In UK chart the single touched rank #21. In the same year, Giggs was nominated for the MOBO Award under the category of Best UK Hip Hop. The following year he was again nominated for the same award. History repeats, and he was again held in custody at the Brixton jail for the possession of an unlicensed weapon along with his companions. Later after four months, he was acquitted.
After this, the rapper came out with another album featuring Styles P and Ed Sheeran. On the release, the album got #21 ranking in the charts of United Kingdom. In 2015 Giggs got into collaboration with Dizzee Rascal, Gunna Dee, and Loco Dice. He has great confidence in his unique style and hence wanted to release an independent album.
In 2016 several prominent figures gave appearance in the creation of the album ‘LandLord’ which includes Rico Love, Stormzy, Donae’o and some more. On the UK chart for albums, it got the second best ranking in the first week of the release. The album is compiled with the single ‘Whippin Excursion’ and ‘Lock Doh.’ The album was highly appreciated by the listener all over the world.
He became the father, and his son is now nine years old, but there is no information available about the mother. Perhaps Giggs don’t get enough reason to feel the bonding of a relation, or for any reason, he keeps his private life away from his followers.
Apart from his music Giggs own a clothing brand under SN1 Wear which delivers jackets, T-shirts, and caps filled with lines of his popular compositions. In the Peckham market, his followers flock around the SN1 shop.
Giggs had also formed SN1 Entertainment, his independent record label. The label has so far released “Joe Grind Not Your Average Joe” and of course “Walk in Da Park.”
Full Name: Nathaniel Thomson
Date of Birth: 11th May 1983
Birth Place: Peckham, London, United Kingdom
Age: 35 Year Old
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch / 1.85 m
Net worth: $3.5 Million