W R E T C H 3 2
The 3 stands for freedom.
“I’m very lyrical so you’ve got to listen carefully to everything that I say,” explains Wretch 32, one of the UK’s most celebrated MCs. “I want people to feel free when they listen to my music. I’m a free spirited individual who just wants people to enjoy what I’m creating and take on board the gems that I’m dropping.”
Growing up among Tottenham’s Tiverton Estate high rises, Wretch 32 (real name Jermaine Scott) was born to an Afro-Caribbean family deep rooted in Jamaican culture and reggae music. His father is a reggae DJ from a well-respected local sound system who used to fill the living room with massive speakers, much to the amazement of Wretch and his young enquiring mind.
“That was my first introduction to music,” he admits. “Being surrounded by all of those records instilled something in me. As a kid I was always trying to play on my dad’s decks. I was fascinated by the needle back when there was nothing but innocence and optimism in my brain. It will forever remain a part of my musical journey.”
Before the dazzling lyricism and poetic resonance he brought to the masses, before the countless accolades, and before his ascensi
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