Music Fix | Tiggs Da Author

South London-based, Tanzania-born Tiggs Da Author is everything; a rapper, singer, songwriter and producer with some pretty big goals (oh yeah, and he’s only 25 years old). We got the 411 when boohooMAN caught up with him for The MANual.

Describe your sound
Soulful, jazzy, raw, witty, emotive and energetic.

You collaborated with Lady Leshurr on Run. Are there any others in the pipeline?
Lady Leshurr was great on Run. I do have plenty of other collaborations in the pipeline, but can’t say too much about them for now. I have a song out at the moment called Yay where I collaborated with a great rapper named Nines. I also recently collaborated with KSI. More to come though, watch this space.

Who inspires you musically?
Musically, I would say I am inspired by the likes of Fela Kuti, Ray Charles, James Brown, Bobby Bland and Andre 3000.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Skepta, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and SZA.

You’re got pretty cool style, who inspires you?
Thanks! My style changes a lot, depending on what I’m watching, listening to or places I’ve visited. Right now I’m very inspired by South African fashion (Pantsula); this was a culture that originated in the townships of South Africa during the apartheid. It’s very colourful and involves high energy dancing.

What can we expect to see next?
I will be doing a lot more shows and I’m just about to embark on a tour with Lady Leshurr around the UK. I’ll also be putting out a lot more music and videos and just sharing my vision with everyone which is what I love to do.

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