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He's the East-London rapper that's been in the game for a decade but has finally released his debut studio album 'Rebel With A Cause.' Here's everything you need to know about Ghetts.
Ghetts real name is Justin Samuel Reginald Clarke – but you might know him by his former stage name 'Ghetto.' Picture: Facebook
Ghetts is an East London boy, born in Plaistow, Newham. Althought he was born in England he has roots from Jamaica and Grenada. Picture: Facebook
Ghetts put out his first mixtape '2000 & life' – which featured 24 tracks and numerous collaborations – in 2005, at the young age of eighteen. Prior to the release, Ghetts had spent time in prison. Picture: Facebook
Two years on came Ghetts second mixtape 'Ghetto Gospel,' – a name Ghetts says he chose because he put more 'soul' into it than his previous album. The album certainly had a more mellow sound – some songs heard him rap about his mum and his girlfriend. Picture: Facebook
For his third mixtape Ghetts went back to his '2000 & Life' style . The 2008 tape features collaborations with Smasher, Sparkey, Griminal, Brutal, Chipmunk & Devlin. Picture: Facebook
On July 12, 2010 Ghetto release his fourth mixtape under the alias Ghetts, entitled 'The Calm Before The Storm'. The hip-hop/ grime mixtape saw him team up again with Devlin, as well as with other East-Londoners Griminal and Maxta. 'The Calm Before The Storm' saw Ghetts win an Official Mixtape Award. Picture: Facebook
'Rebel With A Cause' was released on 10th March 2014 via the independent label 'Disrupt.' So far the album has peaked at number 23 in the UK charts, Ghetts said: " we charted at 23 I say we coz it’s not just me there are so many people behind the scenes just as important as the voice on the record I appreciate every blessing I receive thank you all." Picture: Facebook
Ghetts released the single 'On A Level' in late 2011. The official remix features Scorcher, Kano & Wretch 32. He also featured on Clement Marfo & The Frontline's single 'Overtime' and Cher Lloyds single 'Dub On The Track.' Picture: Facebook
He performed an accoustic cover of 'Too Much' during Max's Live Sessions for Capital XTRA in late February, you can check it out on his YouTube page.