Ghetts Facts: Your Essential Guide To The London Rapper
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.
1. What is Ghetts' real name?
Ghetts real name is Justin Samuel Reginald Clarke – but you might know him by his former stage name 'Ghetto.' Picture: Facebook
2. Where is Ghetts from?
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
3. Ghetts first mixtape was called '2000 & Life'.
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
4. Ghetts second mixtape was called 'Ghetto Gospel'.
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
5. Ghetts third mixtape: 'Freedom Of Speech'
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
6. Ghetts fourth mixtape: 'The Calm Before The Storm'
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
7. Ghetts first studio album: 'Rebel With A Cause'
'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
8. Other songs from Ghetts you should know about.
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
9. You need to hear Ghett's cover of Drake's 'Too Much'.
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.