GHETTS – Artist Information | The Camden Crawl 2012

Hailing from East London, Justin “Ghetts” Clarke burst onto the scene UK Grime scene in the Spring of 2004. He began writing at the age of 17 but didn’t take to the stage until some three years later. In 2004, Ghetts featured on a track with Kano by the name of ‘Typical Me’ that reached number 21 in the UK Charts. Keen to establish himself as a respected artist, his debut CD, 2000 & Life quickly became a ‘hood hit’ and caused a huge buzz around his name. Ghetto Gospel, Freedom of Speech and Calm Before The Storm followed shortly after. On 25th December 2011, Ghetts released his Momentum (hosted by DJ Whoo Kid) EP which features Devlin, Giggs and Mercston among others. Ghetts’ music has always been a reflection of his life at the time. Growing up, Ghetts had an eclectic musical diet which consisted of traditional Gospel and Jazz to Hip Hop & RnB, all of which have influenced the music that he creates today. He has become well known for his fast flows, hard hitting lyrics, charisma and his unique style of ‘syllable rhyming’ has influenced many UK MCs today. Ghetts has been acclaimed as one of the best MCs/rappers of the decade. Over the past 7 years, Ghetts has enjoyed a fruitful career and has made 100% independent progress. The highlights of his career thus far include at Glastonbury on the same line up with the Music Industry’s elite such as Jay Z & Amy Winehouse; performing at the MOBOs in 2004; supporting Mike Skinner on his 2005 tour; being nominated for a BET Award in 2008 in the Best UK Hip Hop category; Ghetts is presently working on his debut album “Rebel With A Cause” which is set to leave his fans eagerly anticipating his next release.