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Ghettosocks 2016 (cropped).jpg
Ghettosocks in 2016.
Background information
Birth name Darren Pyper
Born Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Droppin' Science Productions
Alpha Flight
Hand'Solo Records
Associated acts Backburner, Alpha Flight, Twin Peaks, Teenburger, Rel McCoy, Wolves, Lucky 7

Darren Pyper, better known by his stage name Ghettosocks, is a Juno-nominated[1] Canadian hip hop artist and member of the Backburner collective.[2]

In early 2010, Ghettosocks' album Treat of the Day spent several weeks at #1 on ChartAttack's Canadian Hip-Hop chart,[3] and his single "Don't Turn Around" won Rap/Hip‐Hop Single Track Recording of the Year at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards.[4]




  • Zoo School (2003)
  • Get Some Friends (2006)
  • Treat of the Day (2009)
  • For You Pretty Things (2013)


  • Heatwave (2011)
  • Eclipse (2015)


  • Battle Royale (2005) (with Bix, as Alpha Flight)
  • Burgertime (2011) (with Timbuktu, as Teenburger)
  • Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies - North Atlantic Oscillation (2011) (with Muneshine, as Twin Peaks)
  • Wolves (2013) (with Bix, D-Sisive, Muneshine & Timbuktu, as Wolves)

Mixtapes, EPs, singles[edit]


  • 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)
  • We're Gonna Drink a Lot of Wine This Year, Boys. 2 (2015) (with DJ Jon Deck)


  • The Perfect Strangers EP (2010) (Twin Peaks)
  • Mount Crushmore EP (2012) (Twin Peaks & The Returners)


  • "Get Some Friends" (12") (2006)
  • "Kaboom!!!" (12") (2010) (Twin Peaks)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 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]


  1. ^ Lang, Alison (2011). "Ghettosocks Nominated for a Juno". Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ghettosocks Is The Godfather of Nerdcore - Noisey". Noisey. Retrieved 2017-01-23. 
  3. ^ Black, Mark. "Ghettosocks' tasty Treat". The Coast Halifax. Retrieved 2017-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Ghettosocks Wins Rap Single Of The Year With Don't Turn Around - Droppin' Science". Droppin' Science. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2017-01-23. 

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