The Unruly Boss continues to push his career internationally with a new collab with London based rapper Giggs who you can find on Drake’s latest album More Life. “Times Tickin” will be featured on the rapper’s new mixtape Wamp 2 Dem. The project also saw guest appearances from some big names like Lil Duke, Young Thug, and 2 Chainz, but it’s this single with Popcaan that is getting the most attention on the project thus far.
Giggs has had a huge impact on the London rap scene but now he is winning over a considerable amount of the U.S. rap audience thanks to his appearances on Drake’s blockbuster album More Life. Although he sees himself as a hardcore rapper, Giggs is mostly seen as a Grime artist, which is a sub genre that used elements of dancehall, ragga, and hip hop to create a unique sound in the U.K. in the early 2000.
“They say grime doesn’t come from hip hop, but I think it does,” Giggs said in a recent interview. “Cause men are rapping in it. Spitting in it, on the beat. Know what I’m saying? But they say grime is that 140 BPM. Well there’s 140 BPM rap playing. But, obviously, I don’t know, they just want to say that they do grime and keep it in that. But, to me, obviously I’m a rapper, isn’t it? But people say, yeah, Giggs is a sick grime artiste cause of his country. I don’t know man. Cause of everyone else that’s come up and made a name for themselves, they’ve all come from grime. Like I’m talking before I come, it’s like they don’t know anything else. It’s like they don’t even know that American hip-hop’s always been around.”
In case you want to remind yourself who Giggs is go and listen to Drake’s song “KMT” he has a killer verse on that track, and while your at it take a listen to his new mixtape “Wamp 2 Dem” on Apple Music.