The Pecknam Landlord, Giggs, returns to ride on a 'Westwood Freestyle'
Giggs (“Short on my name fam, they use to call me Giggler”) has always been one to deliver wicked freestyles or radio sessions - ‘Killzone’; ‘Get Back’; ‘Daily Duppy’; and countless Tim Westwoods. The Pecknam Landlord returns to the latter for his 2019 version of a ‘Westood Freestyle’.
Over a gully hip-hop production consisting of some raw, loose drums; a drone-like melody; and tension setting strings, we hear the South London rapper step right in. For a while now, Giggs has been using a higher-pitched tone and flow that seems to increase in pressure over the length of a bar. He’s obviously doing something right, as he has never been more commercially successful. Yet personally, I heard him first from the “Walk in the Park” days; SN1 and PYGs days. This classic, low, monotone version of himself will always be my preferred Giggs. But potentially not the most preferred for everyone. As mentioned before, he has made great achievements over the last few years, and since this flow change and Landlord (2016); he’s only gone up. People used to be confuse him with Ryan Giggs. Now, he’s the top search when you type that name.
We here this now familiar flow within the ‘Westwood Freestyle’ but, thankfully for me, there are glimpses of his older, deeper output. This mix creates an interesting session from the Peckham native, as he chats on, also familiar topics - comical metaphors and similes; lifestyle details; crud talk; and classic ‘rap bars’. All accompanied with a nice piece of artwork inspired from his 2019 album, Big Bad...