Ghetts Launches Most Anticipated “Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament” Album

East London’s Newham grime MC Ghetts launches “Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament”, 11 years after the first “Ghetto Gospel” project. The cover of the album creates the perfect link between the two projects, with the artist Yinka (@yinkasays) beautifully recreating the first instalment’s cover on canvas.

Ghetts’s new body of work is a 17 tracks masterpiece, taking you through a roller coaster of emotions and showing the real power of grime. Ghetts shows how much he masters his MC skills, showing off his unrivalled rhyming pattern and bringing in energy mixed with emotion and heartfelt, meaningful content.

The album sees features from artists such as President T, the Ghetto Gospel Choir, Chip, Wretch 32, Suspect, Stefflon Don, Kojey Radical and more. Ghetts tackles various tempos, bringing across a firm and necessary message over street violence, cultural diversity and the major issues regarding race and identity and terminal illness.

You can listen to Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament below:

Personally, I took my time listening to this production. First time listening left me with shivers as I was shook by the religious connotations, the message it sends about the streets and to the streets…I could genuinely hear all the hard work and honesty that went in each of the tracks. My second listen allowed me to focus on the lyrics and when it comes to Ghetts, you must pay attention because 9 times out of 10, there’s a bar/punchline every in every verse. I do not have a favourite yet as it is probably the hardest to choose but “Spiritual Warfare” is a testimony, “Next Of Kin”‘s vocal flow is magical, “Jess Song” touches deep and “Window Pain” almost had me shedding tears. After seeing the visuals for “Black Rose”, which Ghetts chose to premiere the album with, I was expecting songs with an impact and I am happy to say he did not disappoint.

Ghetts launched his album with an event he called his “Ghettsibition”, which took place on 14 September at Kachette in Shoreditch. Open to the public, the exhibition showcased the bespoke art for each track on his album, alongside memorabilia from across his career and a listening experience for fans. Fans were also able to attend an intimate Q&A about the album.