Ghetto Blaster

Ghetto Blaster

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandHip HopPunk

GB is a Punk/Ska/Hip Hop trio from Toronto, ON. Mixing their grimy catchy ska tunes with hip hop vocals, blended with fast punk riffs & Screams of Unity. For fans of No-Cash, Operation Ivy, Choking Victim, Mad Conductor, Rancid, & NoFX.

Biography

Ghetto Blaster started out in early March of 2008 with the 3 original members; Neil on guitar and vocals; C-Row on bass and vocals and Mestafa on drums and backing vocals. They decided to record their Self-Titled EP before playing any shows. On July 24th 2009 they released their 8 track EP. Once the CD was tossed around they gathered up a following creating feedback coming in from not only Canada, but worldwide. As soon as they played their first shows, people knew right away that this band wasn't going away.

Before the EP's release in July they had started writing for their first full length. The process was short lived when the band eventually parted ways with guitarist Neil. It left a big gap with big shoes to fill, but it wasn't long until they found long time friend !an (ex bassist of Corporation) who had recorded their EP. This meant however, that GB had two bassist and no guitar player. Luckily, C-Row had only picked up the bass for the first GB album and was originally a guitar player.

In August 2009 !an was officially part of the GBC and they were back to shows as soon as September. Not long after they got back to writing. The songs started developing a different sound and the writing process had definitely changed now that !an was part of the picture. They've described their full length as "A transitional CD", "We re-did a lot of tracks off the EP because we had altered them enough that we wanted to re-release them with the new line up. Plus we had the tracks that we were writing before Neil left and complete new ones we wrote with Ian". "A lot of different styles got clashed together, there's a little something for everyone". On May 24th 2010 they hit the studio and started recording.

GB has been going strong for the past two years with it's new line up, crushing show after show with their grimy Skacore Hip Hop Flavor. With the EP being out for over two years and plans on releasing their first full length titled "Think For Yourself" 2012. 2012 is set to become Ghetto Blaster’s finest year yet.

Lyrics

Beloved GTA

Written By: Ghetto Blaster

Average guy in tha downtown core
With his money in his pocket and he's ready to roll well
This stupid motha fucka keep comin' up
Try to take his shit for an easy buck he said
"Hey man don't you take my money"
He laughs in his face he questions what's so funny
Just one thrust, of just one knife
Another fucker in tha dot is about to loose his life

Here we are in our Beloved GTA
People gettin' shot and shanked every god damn day
A place where ya feel ya have no say
One voice is all we need for change and
Blind eyes, never get a chance to see
Sliced throats, never get tha chance to scream
And Deaf ears, never hear
A shot blast out when you're livin' in fear

Average girl tryin' to get home
After a late night, dancin' on her pole well
3 guys see her, walk her way
Chase her into the alleyway and they
Rape and they beat, they motha fuckin' kill her
Who's on the streets ready to be her saviour?
Crooked fuckin' cops sittin' in a Tim Hortins
Two people lost their lives cause they aint important

Here we are in our Beloved GTA
People gettin' shot and shanked every god damn day
A place where ya feel ya have no say
One voice is all we need for change and
Blind eyes, never get a chance to see
Sliced throats, never get tha chance to scream
And Deaf ears, never hear
A shot blast out when you're livin' in fear

Here we are in our Beloved GTA
People gettin' shot and shanked every god damn day
A place where ya feel ya have no say
One voice is all we need for change
Blind eyes, will never get a chance to see
Sliced throats, will never get tha chance to scream
Deaf ears, will never hear
A shot blast when you're livin' in fear

Here we are in our Beloved GTA
People gettin' shot and shanked every god damn day
A place where ya feel ya have no say
One voice is all we need for change
Blind eyes, will never get a chance to see
Sliced throats, will never get tha chance to scream
Deaf ears, will never hear
A shot blast when you're livin' in fear

Unite

Written By: Ghetto Blaster

This is unity I speak
On the streets on your feet
There's a battle outside
And the question is where ya gunna be?
I got a molotov ready
And it's aimed at some cops who aint so friendly
And my aim is steady
I have quick precession and change in my vision
Choose your side now cause there aint no switching
Get up and fight or quit your bitching
We need some unity truly brutally
If we want to be free, yea
From punks, rude boys, hooligans & skins
The point is that we don't have to be so different
Let's unite our numbers, let's become a force
We'll be recognized when we take down the parliament doors
Make some noise, be tha voice
Choice is ares, includes yours

Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite
When the battles outside yo where ya gunna be
With molotov runnin' down these damn streets
Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite

I got money on my mind
And I'm workin' over time to rhyme
I need a dime
So I can get high and watch time fly by
Cause right now this worlds passin' me by
And I don't even mind
Cause I don't have the fuckin' time
To sit and listen to all of your stupid fuckin' lies
You can't bring me down today (Why Not)
Cause I feel so fuckin' great
Ima sip this 40 and smoke this blunt
Get a hit motha fucka before it's all gone
Put down the gats, pick up the spliff
Smoke n toke n choke n shit
Where is this unity I wanna see?
Can't seem to find it, you tell me

Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite
When the battles outside yo where ya gunna be
With molotov runnin' down these damn streets
Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite

Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite
When the battles outside yo where ya gunna be
With molotov runnin' down these damn streets
Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite
Everyone could use some unity
From the punks to tha skins to tha thugs and tha G's
Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite
When the battles outside yo where ya gunna be
With molotov runnin' down these damn streets
Get up and join tha fight
Let's come together and we'll unite

Whatchu Gunna Do

Written By: Ghetto Blaster

So, Whatchu gunna do when I come for you, you don't know me
I'll be your worst nightmare and I bet you'll be fuckin' scared
In the city's where I'll be
Lurkin' upon, your family
Comin' through the dark of night
So you wont see me in your sight
With my blade I use it well
I know I'm going down to hell
One by one I'll kill you all
And leave through your back door
Catch me if you can I'm the ginger bread man
Disappear, with no fear
Knowin' that I'll be right here

Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Whatchu gunna do motha fucka
Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Whatchu gunna do motha fucka

Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Sneak into your fuckin' room
Better hide your fear
The darkness is here
Don't you dare shed a tear
You can scream all you want
But I have just begun
If you could step in my mind
I'm sure you would be terrified
Cause I'ma crazy animal
Cutchu up at different intervals
Tie weights to your feet cause I don't want to see you float
Yea I'ma motha fucka
Let you sink in a lake like a rock or somethin'
Crazy, nah I'm just smart
As I slowly take you apart

Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Whatchu gunna do motha fucka
Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Whatchu gunna do motha fucka

Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Whatchu gunna do motha fucka
Whatchu gunna do when I come for you
Whatchu gunna do motha fucka

Discography

(2011) GB/CS/BC 3 Way Promo Split | Unknown Records
(2011) Think For Yourself Promo/Sampler | Unknown Records | Riot Ska Records
(2009) Self Titled EP | Riot Ska Records
(2009) FYSWW Vol #1 | Unknown Records