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All Music Guide:
Giggs is a British rapper who made his critically acclaimed solo album debut in 2008 with Walk in da Park. Born Nathan Thompson in 1983 and hailing from Peckham, South London, he is affiliated with the group SN1 and is also known as Hollowman. His backstory includes a two-year prison sentence for gun charges. Following numerous mixtape releases and a much-touted freestyle called "Talking the Hardest," Giggs made his full-length solo debut in 2008 with the independently released album Walk in da Park. Later in the year, he won the 2008 BET Award for Best U.K. Act, beating out popular favorites Dizzee Rascal and Chipmunk. He subsequently signed a recording contract with XL Recordings and made preparations to release his major-label album debut, Let Em Ave It, in 2010. Returning three years later, Giggs released his follow-up, When Will It Stop, in 2013, which saw him working with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Anthony Hamilton, and Styles P.