Giggs is continuing to fly the flag for UK Rap culture stateside. Since his iconic verse on Drake’s hit “KMT”, the Peckham Landlord has become more and more embedded into the fabric of the elite entertainment circles of the USA. From partying with Drake to being pictured with Dj Khaled, we’re beginning to see Giggs represent for the UK on an unimaginable scale.
On this point, Giggs, is showing no signs of slowing down. Most recently, he tapped in with the legendary Dj Whoo Kid for his own edition of “Spit Fire”. The instrumental harks back to the days of boom bap, with Giggs gliding over a nostalgic beat with signature poise and charisma. It’s like a trip down memory lane to a time before drill and trap, with Giggs wasting no breath in reminding us of the endurance of his skill.
You get the sense this freestyle is significant not just for the music, but for the cultural moment it encapsulates. Gone are the days of the pillars of US rap not understanding British rap music. Instead, our champions are being genuinely celebrated out there; a reminder of just how far UK Rap culture has come over the last decade. Who better to illustrate this point than the Landlord himself?