Giggs’ Big Bad self

After releasing his debut album in 2008, South Londoner Giggs is bordering on being considered an OG of second wave grime. Blockbuster hook-ups and features with the likes of Stormzy, Drake and M.I.A. have helped steer him towards top 3 albums and crossover appearances such as the Royal Albert Hall as part of Meltdown festival.

But the Peckham MC didn’t get to this level with mere leg-ups – he’s one of the most influential figures in UK rap, with a string of US artists lining up to guest on his most recent album Big Bad.

  • Giggs plays Dublin’s Olympia Theatre tonight (Thursday)