W12 lyricist Nasty Jack has been turning heads for well over a decade now, with a formidable back catalogue under his belt including garage white labels as NJ Fever, legendary hits with N.A.S.T.Y. Crew such as "Girls Love N.A.S.T.Y" and "Run 4 Cover", the Shotta Music mixtapes, which bridge the gap between grime and dancehall, and his recent contributions to the Tizzy Gang album. Jack'Son's career has continued to gain momentum with his iconic "Swaggy in the Baggy" bars, which have been caught on camera getting wheel-ups at countless sets and raves. Today, they've found a permanent home: two versions of the song have finally been released onto retailers.
The original "Swaggy in the Baggy" is produced by sublow legend and long-term Nasty Jack collaborator Jon E Cash. The Black Ops head honcho combines NJ's vocals with pulsating basslines and church-worthy organs. Impressively, this version of the song features a spoken outro from MC-turned-actor Bashy, the song's namesake, who states: "coming from West London, one of the earliest representatives in grime I can remember was Nasty Jack. He had the aggression, the lyrical ability, the swagger...". The skit effectively serves as Bashy's first musical venture in over three years, the last being "Can't See Me Again" from the AR15 compilation. Listen below.
The second version of "Swaggy in the Baggy" will be familiar to regular listeners of Rinse FM's Grime Show. Spitting over Spooky's renowned "Golden Finger" instrumental—a grime spin on the James Bond Goldfinger theme—NJ switches up a lot of the lyrics entirely. You can listen to the Spooky version below; both versions are out now on all good retailers, and include the acapella and radio edits.
Nasty Jack's next single, "King Kweffa", drops 20 July, followed by the Shotta Music 3 mixtape on 27 July. Follow @NastyJack on Twitter or @nastyjackw12 on Instagram for more updates.