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Ghetto T reps dancehall in Canada with 'Home Alone' @one876 @bounce876 Featured

Entertainment News Written by  phlexx Sunday, 08 June 2014 13:38 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Few people have the vocal dexterity to meld hip hop and dancehall into great songs that can appeal to any fanbase, but Ghetto T is one of those rare artistes.

The entertainer's diverse upbringing and exposure to different cultures gave him a unique perspective from which to make his music. Born Dave Ferguson, he grew up in the tough neighbourhood of Waterhouse in Kingston, Spanish Town, Damhead and later St Maarten. He then migrated to Canada where he landed a job at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto. It is this range of experience that has influenced his music.

He discovered his true passion for music at the tender age of 8.

"I idolized Ninja Man, he is the one who inspired me to be an artist. At first it was a rough struggle to sacrifice music for making a “day to day” living. I used to sell in downtown Kingston market and at night, I used to go to community stage shows," he said.

Seeking better economic opportunities, Ghetto T moved to St. Maarten where he picked up a regular job. He still continued to hone his craft in his spare time but his job dominated his life. He migrated to Canada where he landed another job. It was in Toronto where there is a vibrant music scene and a large Jamaican population where he began to finetune his sound and his craft.

He released his first single and album. One of his most popular songs is Home Alone (Dead Wrong) for which he shot a video. The video can be seen on the popular social media platform, youtube. Other songs include the saucy 'Tic Tac' and 'Gal Start Breed'.

He has become a fixture on the Caribbean music scene where his retro dancehall style vocals and versatility have made him a big hit with his audience.

"Mi just give thanks fi the positive response," he said.
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