Ghetts - Black Rose feat. Kojey Radical [Video]
Ghetts launches his comeback with a sequel to his 2007 pre-album-mixtape ‘Ghetto Gospel,’ with ‘Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament.’ The new project debuts with visuals for his thought-provoking poetry entitled ‘Black Rose.’
‘Black Rose’ marks the return of one of London’s most influential grime artists and sees him team up with Netti Hurley, to capture the expression of Black fatherhood. The song focuses on Ghetts and his message to his young Black daughter, voicing his thoughts on a society which perpetuates colourism, degrades culture and questions her womanhood and belonging in the western world. The black and white visuals display emotive scenes of Ghetts with his daughter, adding to the depth and meaning behind his lyrics.
‘Black Rose’ is empowering and holds firm, in the necessary engagement surrounding the issue of identity for people of colour in Britain. Ghetts says “Daddy was around but I was raised by the women-dem, nan, aunts, mummies, Black woman significance, so fuck you and your ignorance.” Line after line, Ghett’s articulates his feelings on Black identity as well as dropping some home truths. The soothing hook is sung by none other than Kojey Radical.
‘Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament, which features the likes of Wretch 32, Rukhsana Merrise and Chip is out September 14, 2018 and is available to pre-order now.