Deep Cuts: Ghetts

Deep Cuts: Ghetts

September 18, 2017

Ghetts, Ghetto, J. Clarke... there's more than one side to the high-energy, gravel-toned MC. Starting out in the early-00s alongside Jammer, Marcus Nasty and the rest in N.A.S.T.Y. Crew, Ghetts soon went off to start The Movement with Bashy, Devlin, Wretch 32, Mercston and Scorcher. (If you've been on Ghetts since early, you'll already know this inside out — but we're here to educate the people, so bare with us).

Ghetts has also had a hand in some of grime's biggest moments, featuring on Lethal Bizzle's 2011 rework of "Pow", and making a prominent appearance on Bashy's now-legendary Black Boys remix project and some more mainstream appearances like Ed Sheeran's 5 album (before it was cool to like Ed Sheeran).

So, pulling together all three personas, let's dig through the many, many hours (days, even) of mixtapes, albums, singles, white labels and remixes to bring you at least some of the most surprising and exciting moments of Justin Clarke's career.

Photography: Peter Beste