Born and raised in Tanzania before moving to London at the age of eight, Tiggs Da Author is a particularly individual proposition.
Influenced by obscure 60s documentaries as he is by East African Jazz, Grime MC Dizzee Rascal and classic Motown acts, the 25 year-old multi-faceted rapper, singer, songwriter and producer is truly one of a kind.
His debut single ‘Georgia’ is the perfect introduction to Tigg’s autonomous eclectic soul. Produced by Show N Prove (Wretch 32), this is brilliantly executed with a hugely captivating chorus. “I don’t need your love but I’m addicted like you are to designer clothes/ I don’t need your touch, but I’m fiending, hoping I don’t overdose.” Sampling ‘Shoes’ by Bobby Bland, ‘Georgia’ has echoes of Ray Charles, Finley Quaye and Andre 3000, but unlike anything you’ve heard before.
He said “I hope people will see that I’m definitely doing something a little unusual, I love music and I think that comes across when you listen to my songs. I’m not a pop act that’s been put together. This is very much my vision, my execution.”
Tiggs is currently putting together his debut album, a conceptual effort, influenced in part by a documentary on the Dapper Rebels of Los Angeles, a sharply dressed crew who were involved in the infamous Watts riots of 1966. “I don’t want to say too much about it yet, it’s early days, but this isn’t a run-of-the-mill record. I want to be brave and daring in everything I do”
Listen to ‘Georgia’ on Spotify
‘Georgia’ is available on iTunes now