Ghetto (rapper)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Ghetto,


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Justin Juee Clarke Samuel
Alias = "Ghets"
Dateofbirth = birth date and age|df=yes|1984|10|09
Origin = London, England
Genre = Grime
Occupation = Musician
Years_active =
Label = 679 Recordings, J. Clarke Enterprise
Associated_acts = Kano, The Streets
URL = http://www.myspace.com/ghettomc

Justin Juee Clarke Samuel(born 9 October 1984)of Jamaican/ Grenadian decent, better known by his stage name Ghetto or Ghets is a grime rapper from Plaistow, Newham, East London.He has been placed in rotation by national radio stations such as BBC Radio 1 [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/raskwame/tracklistingarchive.shtml?tracklist_20070606 BBC - Radio 1 - Ras Kwame - Tracklisting ] ] , Kiss FM [ [http://www.ukmusic.com/features/interviews/so-you-think-youre-ghetto.html So You Think Youre Ghetto - UKMusic.com - Upfront and Ruthlessly Independent ] ] , BBC Asian Network [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/miccheck/playlist_archive_070804.shtml BBC - Asian Network - Mic Check ] ] and BBC Radio 1Xtra [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/cameo/20070715.shtml BBC - 1Xtra - DJ Cameo ] ] . He is associated and has toured internationally with such acts as Kano and was a member of Nasty Crew [ [http://hyperfrank.blogspot.com/2007/06/im-so-damn-dedicated-my-work-rate-and.html Hyperfrank - Grime is ALIVE ] ] . He is now a member of the crew known as The Movement which holds other grime artists such as Scorcher, Wretch 32, Mercston and Devlin. He has also featured on videos with The Streets and Professor Green.

He is also a keen battle rapper and has clashed with such artists as Flirta D, iBoy, Napper, Chris Howe, Bashy and Wiley.

Ghetto has stated that he encourages the downloading of his music, as long as the listener is unable to buy the music.

History

Ghetto grew up listening to hip hop, jazz, classical and gospel music. According to an interview in 2006, he acquired the nickname Ghetto because as a youth he was mischievous and his actions were classed as "ghetto". He spent two years in prison for robberies and several car offences.

Ghetto was a member of grime collective NASTY Crew, however he left, saying that things had gone "pear shaped" due to the number of people in the group "mainly Marcus "ayia nappa" Nasty". [ [http://www.hyperfrank.blogspot.com/2007/06/im-so-damn-dedicated-my-work-rate-and.html Hyperfrank - Grime is ALIVE ] ]

"2000 & Life"

In 2005, after being released from prison at the age of twenty one years old, Ghetto put out his first release, "2000 & Life". The mixtape contains 24 tracks and numerous collaborations. [ [http://www.rwdmag.com/articles/4538/Online-Mixtape-Review-Ghetto---2000--Life.html Online Mixtape Review: Ghetto - 2000 & Life: RWD Magazine ] ]

"Ghetto Gospel"

In 2007 Ghetto released his second, pre-album mixtape "Ghetto Gospel". The mixtape was a departure from his previous release, "2000 & Life", being more mellow and featuring tracks about subjects such as girlfriends and his mother. In interviews, he has stated that the mixtape's calmer tone is to "prove people wrong", as he does not want to be typecast as an aggressive rapper. [ [http://www.rwdmag.com/articles/5663.html Ghetto Delivers His Gospel: Ghetto News on RWD Magazine ] ] He also claims that being around his family had a calming influence on him, he also states that he's maturing and wanted to make music that his father could appreciate.

The album is titled "Ghetto Gospel" to demonstrate that Ghetto has put his soul into creating it.

On 27 October 2007 Ghetto performed with Kano at the BBC Electric Proms, [ [http://www.timeout.com/london/music/events/592294/bbc_electric_proms-kano_ghetto.html BBC ELECTRIC PROMS: Kano + Ghetto at Jazz Café - Rock, pop & dance - Music - Time Out London ] ] performing alongside a violinist. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms/2007/artists/ghetto/ BBC - Electric Proms 2007 - Ghetto ] ]

On March 10, Ghetto released his third, eagerly anticipated mixtape : Freedom Of Speech. It is predominantly a solo mixtape, and features no other producers aside Lewi White and Smasher (The pair responsible for "Back in the Day", a big club hit in 2007). However, the mixtape still boasts vast different styles of MC'ing.

Freedom Of Speech

Ghetto then released his third mixtape entitled Freedom Of Speech, which had collaborations with Lewi White Smasher and sparkey, griminal, brutal, devlin Ghetto stated that the mixtape is more akin to "2000 & Life" than "Ghetto Gospel".

Future Projects

Ghetto is planning a "2000 & Life Vol. 2" mixtape which he says is going to be a "Christmas special". He plans to use this mixtape to collaborate with a wider range of other artists than on his previous releases.

Ghetto has announced a special edition of "Ghetto Gospel" which will include a music video for every track.

Debut Album

Ghetto's debut album, "The Justification Of J. Clarke" is due to be released in "2008". [ [http://www.allelements.net/article.php?cislo=2041 Allelements.net > hip hop & uk garage emag - Ghetto se chystá chrlit jednu desku za druhou, co mù¾eme èekat? ] ]

Discography

Mixtapes

References

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/ghettomc Ghetto's MySpace page]
* [http://www.ukrecordshop.com/item/ghetto-freedom-of-speech.html Ghetto - Freedom Of Speech]
* [http://www.ukrecordshop.com/item/ghetto-ghetto-gospel.html Ghetto - Ghetto Gospel]
* [http://www.ukrecordshop.com/item/ghetto-2000-life.html Ghetto - 2000 & Life]
* [http://grimegenre.com/Ghetto Ghetto on the Grimepedia]


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