Event: Roundhouse presents In the Round ‘GHETTS’ LIVE

ghettsMonday 30th January


Pion­eer­ing grime artist per­forms his 2007 clas­sic record­ing ‘Ghetto Gos­pel’ in full in cel­eb­ra­tion of its ten year anniversary.

In 2005, Ghetto, a stormy young artist from East Lon­don arrived on the grime scene with explos­ive, hard hit­ting lyr­ics and fast, intric­ate rhymes.  Ori­gin­ally a mem­ber of the notori­ous grime col­lect­ive NASTY Crew along­side Kano, Jam­mer , Mar­cus Nasty and oth­ers, the MC rap­per soon left to tread his own path and cre­ate his own col­lect­ive, The Move­ment where he would work along­side artists such as Devlin, Wretch 32, and Scorch­er.  Today, he goes under the monik­er Ghetts and is regarded as a pion­eer of the grime move­ment; a prom­in­ent fig­ure that remains as rel­ev­ant today as he did over ten years ago.

Known for his pro­voc­at­ive, volat­ile style of rap, Ghetts has, since 20015, released mul­tiple mix­tapes that have spawned many under­ground hits and grime anthems earn­ing him an army of fans.   Yet it was his 2014 debut stu­dio release, ‘Rebel With a Cause’ that saw him smash­ing into the main­stream.  With its refresh­ing music­al ver­sat­il­ity, the album brought live musi­cians into Ghett’s music­al frame­work and earned him three MOBO nom­in­a­tions — Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Artist.

But for this very spe­cial show, Ghetts revis­its his second mix­tape, 2007’s ‘Ghetto Gos­pel’ cel­eb­rat­ing its ten year anniversary by per­form­ing it in full for the very first time.  ‘Ghetto Gos­pel’ was a far more mel­low offer­ing than the harder-edged record­ings that pre­ceded and fol­lowed it.  Its calmer tones and shift away from the uncon­cealed raw­ness of his oth­er mater­i­al provided a reveal­ing exposé of Ghett’s depth and ver­sat­il­ity as an artist.  Self-released in a chal­len­ging cli­mate, ‘Ghetto Gos­pel’ received little tour­ing at the time, yet tracks Top 3 Selec­ted and Stage Show Don became massive club­land hits and with the album selling an aston­ish­ing 6,000 in its first week, becom­ing Ghetts break­through that year.  Ghetto Gos­pel has since become a grime clas­sic while Ghetts per­son­ally names it as his best body of work.

In the Round is an annu­al series of intim­ate per­form­ances staged in the round in a rarely seen fully seated con­cert set up, a unique oppor­tun­ity to see some of the world’s lead­ing artists per­form up close with­in the venue’s icon­ic archi­tec­ture.  Begin­ning in 2016, pre­vi­ous per­formers include John Cale, Mari­anne Faith­full, Gaz Coombes, Edwyn Collins, Mat­thew E White, Cam­ille O’Sullivan and Mulatu Astatke.

Tick­ets £12.50 — £15.00 / Doors 7pm

Round­house presents In the Round


Round­house, Chalk Farm Road,

Lon­don, NW1 8EH

 Tick­ets roundhouse.org.uk

0300 6789 222
Book­ing fees apply – see web­site for full details

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.