In the Christian Pentecostal movement, the Father (God), the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost are seen as oneeach member has their own gifts and abilities, and their own parts to play in blessing the people, but it is all wrapped up in the one creator. Understandably, for some, this might sound baffling; bizarre even. But G.O.D. isn’t the only complex one with three sides to him that each offer up something different and unique to the fold. Case in point: Justin Clarke, better known as the ferocious British MC, Ghetto, and Ghetts.

The grime scene has seen every face of the East LDN veteran over the years; whether it’s Ghetto’s raw and rambunctious bar-slinging in clashes, Ghetts’ lyrical finessing, or simply Justin Clarke on his grown man shit, there’s something there for everyone. But it hasnt all been plain sailing. Like with most of the students in grime’s first class, Clarke went through the wholeI need to go pop to sellcareer crisis. But he never forgot his roots in doing so, releasing unfiltered grime EPs and mixtapes along the way to chasing that coin. Today, though, in a much more comfy position, G-H is the one calling his grime-fuelled shots and his career is thriving because of it. 

After a successful year of club-worthy spinners in Peng Tings”, “​One Take”,​ and “You Dun Know Already”, 2017 looks set to be the year we see Ghetts elevate to the level many thought he could reach since Ghetto Gospel dropped 10 years ago; a project that, for many, is his magnum opus and one thats just as important a grime classic as Boy In Da Corner and Home Sweet Home. On the eve of Ghettos packed-out Ghetto Gospel concert at London’s Roundhouse, complete with a live band and gospel choir—and featuring the likes of Kano and Scorcher on-stage in support of their long-time friendwe discussed the impact of that album, The Trinity, the absence of Crazy Titch, and whether or not he cares to be called a grime legend.