Ghetts

    Ghetts real name Justin Samuel Reginald Clarke is a Grime artist. He was born in Plaistow, Newham, East London  and is of Jamaican and Grenadian heritage. Previously a member of N.A.S.T.Y. Crew. He later went on to create the grime collective The Movement, which  included, Wretch 32, Scorcher, Mercston, Devlin, Lightning and DJ Unique.

    Ghetts/Ghetto has had his music played  on national radio stations such as BBC Radio 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, and Kiss 100.

    In 2005 then known as Ghetto,  he released his first mixtape  2000 & Life, the mixtape featured 24 hard hitting tracks about his struggles growing up.

    In 2007 Ghetto released his second, pre-album mixtape Ghetto Gospel where he stepped away from the more harsh grime tones and took a calmer approach demonstrating his versatility as an artist. On 27 October 2007 Ghetts performed with Kano at the BBC Electric Proms performing alongside a violinist.

    In 2008 Ghetts was nominated for a BET award for Best UK Act alongside  Chip, Skepta and winner Giggs.

    Freedom of Speech was Ghetts’ third mixtape, released in 2008, it includes collaborations with Smasher, Sparkey, Griminal, Brutal, Chip & Devlin.

    On 12 July 2010 Ghetto release his fourth mixtape under his new alias Ghetts, entitled “The Calm Before the Storm”. This was a highly anticipated release fusing the best elements of UK hip-hop and grime. Once again he worked with familiar names such as Griminal and Devlin among others with production provided by the likes of Z Dot, Rude Kid and Nocturnal . On 13 March Ghetts won an OMA(Official Mixtape Award).

    With the aim of pushing his career to the next level Ghetts he released  “Whose on the panel” in Feb 2011, uploading the official video on popular UK music website Grime daily,  the song was directed at the MTV Base panel who presented the “Best of the Best: UK MCs 2010”. Ghetts was not in the list, and “vowed to make a track sending for the panel who cast the list and also vowed to shoot a video and have it on YouTube in the morning.” The song and video was finished the next day, premiering on Kiss 100 the day before the video upload.

    Ghetts collaborated with Cher Lloyd on her record “Dub on the Track” in 2011. He featured on Clement Marfo & The Frontline’s single “Overtime”. He released the single “On A Level” in late 2011. The official remix features Scorcher, Kano & Wretch 32.

    2014 saw the long-awaited release of his debut album Rebel with a cause, on the independent label Disrupt. On the run-up to the debut of his album he released a spoken word video “Definition of a rebel”, followed by the non-album single “The Cypher” which was released on 28 July 2013. The track peaked at number 9 in the iTunes hip hop charts.

    Ghetts has been nominated for best album for “Rebel with a cause”, Best Male Act and MOBO Best GRIME Act in association with 1Xtra at MOBO Awards 2014.

     

     

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