|Let Em Ave It|
|Studio album by Giggs|
|Released||21 June 2010|
The Workshop, Canalon Studios|
|Singles from Let Em Ave It|
Let Em Ave It is the second studio album by English rapper Giggs. The album was released on 21 June 2010 under XL Recordings. It is the follow-up to his debut album Walk in da Park (2008). The album was supported by four singles -- "Slow Songs", "Don't Go There", "Look What the Cat Dragged In" and "Hustle On", two of which charted in the top 60 of the UK Singles Chart. The album features guest appearances from B.o.B, Joe Grind, Gunna Dee, Starboy Nathan, among others. Production derived from Bayoz Musik, Boom Productions and Drumma Boy.
The album debuted at number 35 on the UK Albums Chart - at the time becoming Giggs' highest-charting album.
The album was recorded in London at The Workshop studio and also Canalon Studios. The album was mixed by London-based producer Gan Juan. The album will feature the single "Look What the Cat Dragged In" that was released on 7 June 2010. Giggs also released the single "Don't Go There", which featured B.o.B. "Slow Songs", which features Mike Skinner, was included on the album as a bonus track.
Let Em Ave It garnered generally positive reviews from music critics. James McMahon of NME gave high praise to Giggs' delivery of street tales while giving it a distinct UK flavour, concluding that "his second record is certainly a collection of stories this island has rarely heard told in one of its own accents." Adam Kennedy of BBC also gave praise to Giggs' bare-bones approach to gangster rap while still remaining British as possible, concluding that, "Eschewing daytime radio hit filler, with menacing heat such as past single 'Look What the Cat Dragged In' stashed in his arsenal, Giggs certainly lets anybody who stands in his path have it."
Michael Cragg of MusicOMH said that despite Giggs' slow-paced flow and lack of interesting rhymes, he praised the production for giving elevation to the tracks, concluding that "Let Em Ave It isn't going to appeal to all rap fans, let alone the music buying public at large, but what it does do is introduce a major new talent to UK rap." Matt Jost of RapReviews found some of the material too reminiscent to other American rappers but praised Giggs' conversational delivery of the tracks for resembling Z-Ro's works, calling it "An album that very often sounds all too familiar but that still persuades with individual personality and local flair."
|2.||"Hustle On"||Pablo Productions||4:06|
|3.||"Look What the Cat Dragged In"||Bayoz Muzik||2:33|
|4.||"The Way It Is"||Pablo Productions||4:13|
|5.||"Bus Commercial"||Boom Productions||3:28|
|6.||"Get Your Money Up"||Drumma Boy||3:44|
|7.||"Ner Ner"||Boom Productions||3:23|
|8.||"Reminiscing" (featuring Joe Grind & Gunna Dee)||Boom Productions||4:32|
|9.||"The Love Still There" (featuring Kyra)||Ensayne Wayne||4:37|
|10.||"Little Man and Me" (featuring ML Giggs's Son)||Bayoz Muzik||4:17|
|11.||"Life" (featuring Shereen Shabana)||Kam Beats||3:22|
|12.||"What More Do They Want"||Boom Productions||4:11|
|13.||"Matic" (featuring Gunna Dee & Y. Butch)||Universe||4:19|
|15.||"Up, Up and Away" (featuring J-Melo)||J Bizzy||4:25|
|16.||"Have It Out"||SL||3:13|
|17.||"All I Know (Get Your Money Up Remix)" (featuring Nathan)||W Beeza||3:48|
|18.||"Let Em Ave It"||Virgo||5:16|
|HMV Limited Edition bonus disc|
|1.||"Don't Go There" (featuring B.o.B)||Adam Cherrington||4:56|
|2.||"Talkin the Hardest"||Dre||2:40|
|3.||"Blow Em Away" (featuring Shola Ama)||DaVinChe||3:44|
|4.||"Slow Songs" (featuring The Streets)||The Streets||3:13|
|5.||"Don't Go There" (featuring B.o.B) (Music Video)||Adam Cherrington, Adam Smith (director)||5:02|
|6.||"Look What The Cat Dragged In" (Music Video)||Bayoz Muzik, Adam Smith (director)||2:34|
|7.||"Slow Songs" (featuring The Streets) (Music Video)||The Streets, Sacha Khari (director)||3:28|
|8.||"Documentary" (Film)||Cherise Payne (assisted by Paul Marley, Edgie & Giggs)||9:00|