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Marking A Time: Ghetts' Favourite Albums
Tara Joshi , September 19th, 2018 09:22

As Ghetts releases his new album Ghetto Gospel - The New Testament, the London-based rapper guides Tara Joshi through 13 favourite records, from Michael Jackson to Jay-Z, Tupac, Notorious BIG and those closer to home including Kano and Klashnekoff


Michael Jackson - Thriller
Do you know what's crazy? At the time, because I'm from a very religious background, and I never had cable either, I never saw the videos for this. But I did watch that series about the come up of The Jacksons, The American Dream, that starts before even Michael was born. So you see that Billie Jean performance, when he first does the moonwalk – and I just remember watching that and feeling a certain energy at the show. No matter how good you think a show is, have you ever seen something that's never been done before!? There was a time when I could do the moonwalk, and I tried the lean forward thing but... I can't do that.  Everything's been said about Thriller already. Groundbreaking. Not just the numbers – I chose these albums not based on numbers, but based on sound and how it marked a time. The sonics of it still hit me to this day. 'PYT' was a bad tune – the vibes, everything! Mike's hard to talk about because it's hard to really pick out the songs – overall, I just felt he was sick.