With all the controversy surround his verse on ‘KMT’ that featured on Drake’s ‘More Life’, Hollowman has released a new mixtape to address his doubters. Being that I am such a fan of his (even though I hated ‘Lanlord’), I decdided to do a Giggs – Wamp 2 Dem Official Mixtape Review.
1. Gully Niggas
Noticed the sample straight away, took me a while to figure it out… Had to ask a few friends.
It’s Tchaikovsky featured in a home alone film
Beat is HARD! produced by cool & Dre
Giggs goes in with the flows as usual. Not many bars worth note.
“We ain’t really Mitch & Rico, but we getting money niggas”
2. Ultimate Gangster ft 2 Chainz
Produced by Bricks Da Name, sounds more like a 2 Chainz record than a Giggs one.
“This that niggas don’t want no smoke coz this that ultimate cancer”
Giggs definitely gave us more bars on this one.. someone said to me he shines more with a feature and it might just be true.
2 Chainz came in so swaggy.
“Wrist on 4th of July, Pistol on 4th of July”
Both guys did what I expected of them to make a great track
3. Straight Lifestyle
Produced by Flyo & Jay Jay Heston
The transition from ultimate Gangster was so epic and the beat slaps.
Giggs flow was perfect to start of this song. I was vibing alot.
“Man are getting work now, I’m the manufacturer
Nigga that was old school, that’s a Maggie Thatcher”
took me a second to get it while listening but as soon as I caught it I wheeled the song up!
4. Times Ticking ft Popcaan
Produced by The Fanatix, so you already knew the song was going to be dope. At first I thought it was swizz beats record as it was so well produced.
Popcaan is the real standout on the song and the reason I like it so much. Giggs didn’t go as hard as we know he could which disappointed me as the song has potential.
6.5 out of 10
5. The Essence
Produced by Cool & Dre
From the jump you can tell this is an extremely well produced record, with old school elements in the drum pattern.
“Peanut butter sticky, get me out that messy jam”
Giggs brought back the old giggs we know & love for this one and from the social media reaction, everybody appreciates it.
Giggs had some very dope cadences in this one, very nostalgic.
6. The Linguo Ft Donaeo
Produced by Donae’o
This is a typical donae’o produced record, a better version of lock doh in my opinion. Not the best beat he’s made but it works and I can vibe to it.
Giggs rhyme scheme in this one is amazing but I’ve been an avid believer in the fact that giggs is one of the best in the UK rap scene at creating flows.
Donaeo’s chorus compliments the song alot.
7. Gangsters & Dancers Ft Lil Duke & Young Thug
Produced by London on da track
This beat was always going to be an epic one, what else can you expect from one of the best US producers.
Giggs did his flow god thing again on this one but I really want giggs to start bringing back the punchlines, he didn’t do that on the song. He still spun Young Thug on this one tho.
Lil Duke’s chorus was swaggy too. Exactly what we would expect on this type on record.
8. Moist Pussy
Not sure who produced this one.
It’s a decent beat but I hate the song.
Giggs didn’t do anything amazing with the bars or the flow, the song was Ultimately disappointing and if it wasn’t for the review I wouldn’t have listened to the entire song.
3/10 only coz of the beat.
9. 50 Cali
Produced by Zaytoven
This isn’t the best Zaytoven beat I’ve heard but it isn’t terrible.
I don’t really have much to say about this, I wasn’t engaged with this one at all, especially just coming off of the track before ‘Moist Pussy’.
10. Outsiders ft Footsie & D Double E
Produced by Footsie.
This might be the worst footsie beat I’ve heard, he’s a pretty good produced.
Giggs has been on bad form for the last 3 tracks. I couldn’t wait for this song to be over.
Footsie had a few good bars in there but his delivery dithered a little bit towards the end.
D Double E was the best on the track and actually gassed me with that brexit bar.
“Mana go brexit on them, pull out the ting and flex it on them”
11. Horror Movie
Produced by Illa
The transition between Outsiders and this one caught my attention. However it’s not the best beat on the tape.
Giggs did however improve with this song but not by a huge amount. I feel like he got lazy towards the end of this CD.
At this point I’m not expecting many more great songs as we had at the beginning of the tape.
12. Peligro Ft Dave
Produced by Chris Childs
The beat was ok, nothing special.
At this point I’m not bobbing my head or expecting much. Giggs verse was forgettable, I didn’t have any quotables in this one.
I’ve not been the biggest Dave fan, last song I liked was ‘Wanna Know’ so I didn’t expect much from him in this one.. however he spun Giggs heavily.
He dropped quite a few dope punchlines it was hard to pick which was my favorite.
I chose “but mana just called him simba, them man are just kings of lying”
Dave did his job, this is his track.
Produced by M16
This was a great idea to put this song last, because the beat woke me up when it dropped.
The flow god is back on this one!
What a fitting outro this was.
“Man get the big cheque, numbers, man’s gotta do maths and that”
The chorus was gimmicky though, wasn’t really feeling it.
He had a dope bar in the second verse too.
7/10 would’ve been more but the chorus let it down but at least the song was better than some of the last ones.
I’ll give this a 6.5/10.
This CD had some dope standout tracks but some seriously let it down and pulled down the rating. I was considering a 7 but I couldn’t with those tracks. It’s still a good CD but I think we’ve heard better bodies of work from Giggs