GIGGS WINS BEST UK HIP HOP ACT AT THE BET AWARDS

South London rapper Giggs

UK rapper Giggs won Best UK Hip Hop at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards, which took place on Saturday (October 18th) in Atlanta, Georgia.

He beat fellow nominees Wiley, Skepta, Dizzee Rascal, Ghetto and Chipmunk.

Congratulations Giggs.

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  1. well its all good!!!!
    but what makes me feel funny is
    HOW THE HELL DO B.E.T KNOW WHATS GOING IN UK HIP HOP!!!
    having kanya king on speed dial is handy but damn!!!

  2. Giggs is alright still, probably one of the best I’ve heard in the uk for a minute, he’s witty, got a decent flow, decent vocal tone, got lyrics (though mainly negative, but maybe thats all the life he has seen) ermmm yeah…

    not exactly my cup of tea, but he’s good though!

  3. the fact is we cant reallly judge him on what we know

    its for the new crowd reallly goood luck to him ..
    as a man who has to help instruct and develop mc’s often ..
    i must say
    he still got some work to do for me … but i am glad to see a young black yout being given the chance to escape the ghetto for a while!!!..

  4. My brother is a huge fan, its a new generation thing but in his world he’s kinda big out there and he got a gong – so power to him.

  5. @ Ty

    “but i am glad to see a young black yout being given the chance to escape the ghetto for a while!!!..”

    What ghetto is Giggs from?

    Oh yes, sorry I forgot, its hard out here on these South London streets…..

  6. Ty my sisters are part of that ‘new generation’ and they confirmed that this guy is pants. apparently people really belive this guy is from the phantom ghettos of london and they do some crazy shit to impress him (according to my sisters)

    i could be wrong and if i am then im sorry (he really might be hood lol) but no way did he deserve an award in my opinion.

  7. he is from peckham apparently
    seriuosly !!! i am glad to see black youts in the dooor…
    when was the last time you saw black youts from the ENDS( AS THEY SAY )
    GETTING THIS MUCH EXPOSURE AND HYPE!!!
    WE ALL know whats going on in the uk as far as glass ceilings ….
    my personal trepidations aside…
    i would like to see more!!!!
    .. i would like to sway get more attention tooo !!!
    its all goood to me…
    no i dont like what he’s talking about ..
    but i dont think i liked what nwa was talking about … but it was excitement …back then and the young ones are excited about him now
    so .. thats a plus to me
    considering how MUCH RADIO AND TV DONT REALLY WANNA SEE YOUTS LIKE HIM IN THE GAME…
    I’M GLAD HE’S THERE!!!

  8. real talk no one i know has made a freestyle so commercially known mate well dun mate

    hope it is the start of big thigs mate

  9. Giggs has talent, it’s just very rough, and needs cutting, polishing etc…

    your sisters don’t really know Nemat, seriously, and you can’t judge a man off of one track??

    I wanted to know what all the hype surrounding him was, so I listen to two of his albums / mixtapes, (‘ARD BODY & WALK IN THE PARK) and after listening I realised that he has something,

    try it yourself, give a good listen then make your own mind up!… yes he is from Peckham, and if he really raps about what he lives or has lived, u do not want it with him lol…UUUMMMHH!

  10. Its hard out there on those Peckham streets.

    Honestly I’d never heard of him before his BET nomination. Then I listened to one of his tracks and thought this is way I generally turn the other way when it comes to UK Hip Hop. However I am willing to listen to more of his music now that he has a BET Award on his mantle. …….I want to see what the fuss is about…

  11. and even though I’m not a fan of what he talks about, it’s the way he talks about it that has made me a appreciate his talent!

    what, janice…lol… Life in pec’narm is ‘ard ya nah!

  12. first time i heard giggs was 4 years ago and he has come a long way hard work and determination and as far as setting up your own artists/label and releasing mix cd’s consistantly and finding yourself a distribution deal with no financial backing by major labels….. goes…….. i say well done and congratulations
    i’m not from London but any club i go to in the south-east uk DJ’s are spinning giggs, he is deffinately this generation music and is on fire right now
    but what giggs is putting out is negative and young blacks in the uk need to rise not fall.
    My fingers are crossed and i hope that he does not become a statistic stereotype like others before him and maybe he can take this opportunity to change his life around from a negative to a positve and influence the young generation to do the same.

  13. Well done wateva – the US f**king love all the shit that talks s**t of blak youts – and out of all the nominees – all of them so f**king talented and got loads of good things to say, the US media sharks choose the guy talking about black people being coke dealers and stabbing people – course they f**king nominated him – same reason they promote fifty cent over anyone else – they just using UK to promote the same s**tty image now – GREAT, another black guy talking about being a killa, real good image, thanks america BET – wonder why so many black people over their trying to boycott the channel?

  14. Not feeling this at all and it defo is for the new crowd…

    Just listened to Walk in da park – ” Tina Turner the nigga with the Ike slap”….. errrrrrrrrrrm yep, defo not for me.

    If he’s talking this must shit, he needs to stay down. In my eyes there is noting to celebrate. We ae supposed to be steering the yout away from all this bollocks and here we are championing this rubbish.

    Hypocrisy at it’s best – this is nuts !!!

  15. he got the award so he must be doing something the rest aint doing. big up giggs ne day good to see someone come from nothing to something,to the people dem dat r bad mouthing youre here chatting abwt him so hes gt u.

  16. giggs has n lyrical content he has abc content easy simple ryming with no flow just tlking slow on a beat dis nigger aint nice

  17. LET ME TELL YOU ALL BECAUSE I AM NOT IGNORANT & I KNOW ABOUT THE UK RAP/ GRIME SCENE. GHETTO SHOULD HAVE WON THIS AWARD BECAUSE HE IS A LYRICAL GENIUS (I SERIOUSLY CHALLENGE ANYONE TO LISTEN TO HIS SONGS “BROTHERS IN ARMS” & “TOP 3 SELECTED” & TELL ME THEY’RE NOT INCREDIBLY GOOD!) BUT I DO RATE GIGGS, HIS ALBUM HAS A FEW EXCELLENT SONGS AND YES HE IS RATHER NEGATIVE BUT THAT IS THE LIFE HE KNOWS & IF YOU LISTEN TO HIS SONG “YOU RAISED ME” YOU WILL HEAR HIM NICELY EXPLAIN ALL THAT IN A NON-VIOLENT WAY. WHOEVER WOULD HAVE WON THIS AWARD, UK WON BECUASE IT IS NOW QUITE BLATANT THAT OUR LYRCISTS ARE FAR MORE TALENTED THAN THE COMMERCIALISED AMERICAN GANGSTA’S!!!

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