Music

New Music: Dave Ghetto

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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Dave Ghetto“Coming Up” Feat. Erik Rico /
“Hey Young World Pt.2″ Feat. Phonte & Mystic”
from Lovelife? Counterflow (2005)

Of all of the so-called underground rappers gettin’ heat these days, Dave Ghetto seems to be overlooked. The Camden, New Jersey based rapper has connects with everyone from Bobbito Garcia to Phonte of 9th Wonder, however his album, LoveLife? dropped back in November with little or no fanfare. What gives?

File him under “another 9th Wonder, Phonte approved rapper,” tag all you want, but Ghetto has some spit to him. Ghetto has managed to combine the backpackerish aspects of the rap game while keeping it gritty and street at the same time. The dude has been on the grind for a while now, and LoveLife? has been said to be one of last year’s hottest underground releases.

Peep these tracks and let me know what you think.

(Props to BeatLife)