Giggs is the UK rapper whose gigs have become nearly impossible to catch on account of how interesting the UK police find his extra-curricular activities. As it goes, copious references to gangsta life pepper his tracks and track titles, as on “Gangsta Hop,” a cut featuring US dude du jour Waka Flocka Flame, appearing on Giggs’s recently released Take Your Hats Off mixtape. The 17-track set shows more of where Giggs lives, a place where the slow flow and low beats of Southern hip hop meet and permeate his streets of South London. “Hard 3style” is something else entirely, though, Giggs big upping himself and his quality weed while rapping on “this quality beat” — which is a sample of “Hard,” which is in turn a big-up to The-Dream and Rihanna by proxy. (Elsewhere the tape features a de novo production by Lex Luger, “Middle Fingers.”) “Hard 3style” is not the strongest thing here, but it hooked The-Dream-tuned part of me first so it’s highlighted here as prime entry point:
Download the whole thing: Giggs – Take Your Hats Off mixtape.