Review: Trigga X Chimpo X Sam Binga – Who Run Tingz


In certain circles Trigga is as big as they get. For the past five to ten years he’s flawlessly MC-ed and appeared on handfuls of tracks and at live events. Now he’s having a well-earned moment in the sun thanks to a couple of his biggest supporters, up and coming rappers/producers, namely Chimpo and Sam Binga, with debut single 'Who Run Tingz/MCR' on Ninja Tune offshoot Girls Music.

To put it mildly, it’s a monster. It should have enough filthy beats and dirty bassline for Grime purists but it’s also catchy as hell, meaning that once you’ve heard it it’s hard not to play it again and again and again. 'Who Run Tingz' is basically a love letter to Trigga and Chimpo’s home of Manchester, while bigging up the producers and MCs who are currently on the scene at the moment while local scenes Sheffield, Leeds, and Nottingham all get a mention too.

The B-Side 'MCR', again about his home of Manchester, is chocka-block of dirty basslines and filthy breakbeats. But, just like 'Who Run Tingz', it’s the lyrical content that is the main event. Any track that name checks JD Sports, New Order, Marks and Spencer’s, Joy Division and ex Manchester United defender Wes Brown, gets my seal of approval!