Ghettosocks

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Ghettosocks
Birth name Darren Pyper
Born Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Underground hip hop
Occupations Rapper, producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Droppin' Science Productions
Backburner
Alpha Flight
Hand'Solo Records
Associated acts Backburner, Alpha Flight, Twin Peaks, Teenburger, Wolves, Lucky 7
Website ghettosocks.com

Darren Pyper, better known by his stage name Ghettosocks, is a Juno-nominated[1] Canadian hip hop artist and member of the Backburner collective.

In early 2010, Ghettosocks' album Treat of the Day spent several weeks at #1 on ChartAttack's Canadian Hip-Hop chart,[2] and his single "Don't Turn Around" won Rap/Hip‐Hop Single Track Recording of the Year at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards.[3]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums
Mixtapes
  • I Can Make Your Dog Famous (2008) (with DJ Jorun Bombay)
  • We're Gonna Drink a Lot of Wine This Year, Boys (2012) (with DJ Jon Deck)
Collaboration albums
  • Battle Royale (2005) (with Bix, as Alpha Flight)
  • The Perfect Strangers EP (2010) (with Muneshine, as Twin Peaks)
  • Heatwave (2011) (with Backburner)
  • Burgertime (2011) (with Timbuktu, as Teenburger)
  • Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies (2011) (Twin Peaks)
  • Mount Crushmore EP (2012) (Twin Peaks & The Returners)
  • Wolves (2013) (with Bix, D-Sisive, Muneshine & Timbuktu, as Wolves)
  • TBA (2014)[4][5] (Backburner)
  • Hive Mind (2014)[6] (Teenburger & The Herbaliser)
Singles
  • "Get Some Friends" (12") (2006)
  • "Kaboom!!!" (12") (2010) (Twin Peaks)
Guest appearances
  • J-Bru - "Help! I Been Robbed" from Identity Crisis (2007)
  • More or Les & Fresh Kils - "Pop & Chips" from The Les Kils EP (2009)
  • Noah23 - "Old Dog" from Fry Cook on Venus (2011)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Alison (2011). "Ghettosocks Nominated for a Juno". thecoast.ca. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Burland, Chris (23 February 2010). "Hip-Hop Chart For February 23, 2010". ChartAttack. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Trews, Chris Colepaugh & The Crew, David Myles, Rose Cousins Pick Up Second Music Award At ECMA 2011". East Coast Music Awards. East Coast Music Association. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/BackburnerCrew
  5. ^ "Welcome to Cobra Island by Wordburglar". Bandcamp. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  6. ^ "[Interview] Teenburger talk early influences, working with The Herbaliser, and how they first met". The Come Up Show. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 

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