Talented London-based rapper Tiggs Da Author has teamed up with Nines for the uplifting single, ‘Fly ‘Em High’.
This track is the lead single taken from Tiggs’ upcoming debut album, Blame It On The Youts, which is out on March 12th through Alacran Records. ‘Fly ‘Em High’ features as the final track on the record and celebrates Tiggs’ journey. As a child, he left Tanzania, making his way to London then eventually getting to the place he finds himself today where he is tantalisingly close to releasing his debut body of work.
Commenting about the album, Tiggs proudly stated: “Listen to this and you’ll be in the brain of this teenager who’s explaining exactly how he feels. Me moving from Tanzania then growing up in south London with no father figure. You just have to learn from your mistakes and teach yourself how to be a man.
“It’s a journey that starts in Tanzania, goes to New Cross, and will hopefully end up on a stage somewhere in Europe in the near future. The album captures everything,” he added.
‘Fly ‘Em High’ isn’t the first time that Nines and Tiggs have worked together, and the creative pair have collaborated together on a plethora of occasions before. Most notably was the track ‘Oh Boy’ that they co-wrote with one another for the Top Boy soundtrack. The single is the only collaboration on the personable record and its easy to understand why they continue to work with one another. Their flows bounce off each other terrifically, and there’s an energy that the two men evoke makes for joyous listening.
Tiggs commented on the track: “Myself and Nines have been working together since around 2015. Since then we’ve just been making back to back bangers! We have good chemistry, so it makes everything easier. This song speaks for itself, has a nice vibe and as always, is a little different. We don’t try to recreate. This is one of the pockets we haven’t explored before.”
‘Fly ‘Em High’ is insanely catchy and to go with the track, Tiggs has shared an animated video that is a delightful accompaniment. Strap yourselves in and watch the visualiser, below.