Timothy DeLaGhetto

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Timothy DeLaGhetto
DeLaGhetto in 2008
Background information
Birth name Tim Chantarangsu
Also known as
  • Timothy DeLaGhetto
  • Traphik
Born (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 31)
Billings, Montana, U.S.
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
  • Rapper
  • Comedian
  • Actor
  • Internet Personality
Years active 2006–Present
Associated acts
Website timothydelaghetto.com

Tim Chantarangsu (Thai: ทิม จันทรางศุ; rtgsThim Chantharangsu; born March 6, 1986), known professionally as Timothy DeLaGhetto and formerly Traphik, is an American rapper, comedian, actor, and internet personality. Aside from rapping, he produces and acts in comedy videos which are uploaded to his YouTube channel. He is currently a cast member on the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2 and the host of Goin Raw with Timothy DeLaGhetto on Fullscreen.

Early life[edit]

Tim Chantarangsu was born in Billings, Montana to parents of Thai heritage.[1][2][3] His legal first name is "Tim"; it is not an abbreviation for "Timothy".[4] He was raised in Long Beach, California until the age of nine, and later moved to the city of Paramount, where his parents opened a Thai food restaurant.[5] He attended Paramount High School and went on to attend California State University, Long Beach, but eventually dropped out in order to pursue an entertainment career. [6]

In 2011, DeLaGhetto was fired from his job at a California Pizza Kitchen in Long Beach for tweeting that their new uniforms were "lame".[3][7] As a child, Chantarangsu developed a business plan modeled after Will Smith, which he called the "Fresh Prince Format"; the plan outlined three career objectives: get a record deal, a television show, and a movie deal.[5]


Chantarangsu's main YouTube channel has over 3 million subscribers and over 600 million video views as of September 6, 2016.[8] It features original skits, parodies, rants, and a series called Dear DeLaGhetto.[9][10] His most popular video has over 78 million views.[11] Chantaransgu also has a vlog channel, a music channel, and a style channel.

As of September 4, 2014, Chantarangsu has produced over 400 vlogs, and has garnered approximately 860,000 subscribers and over 110 million video views on his vlog channel.[12] The channel consists of collaborations with other musical artists, songs from his albums and mixtapes, and a series called Weekly 16's.[13]

His style channel, also known as Tim's Bakery, has over 170,000 subscribers and over 10.8 million video views. The channel is composed of his fit-of-the-day videos, clothing collections and style videos and interviews with fellow sneaker fans called "Kickin' It".[14] One of his newest video ventures includes an animated web series named Powerhouse in which he plays himself.[15]

In 2014, Chantarangsu's YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #64.[16]

Chantarangsu has portrayed and rapped as North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (left) and Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu (right) for Epic Rap Battles of History.

Chantarangsu has participated in two episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History, as Kim Jong-Il in Season 1 in 2011 and as Sun Tzu in Season 4 in 2015.



  • Rush Hour (2009)


  • The First Mixtape (2006)
  • Will Rap for Food (2007)
  • MixedApe (2010)
  • Cruise Control (2012)
  • No Jokes (2014)


  • High School Sucks: The Musical Soundtrack – 2011


Featured artist[edit]

  • "Shut It Down" (with Chris Miles)
  • "Keep Ya Head Up" (with D-Pryde)
  • "My Fresh" (with Joanlee)
  • "Pajama Pants" (with Nick Cannon, Migos, and Future)

Personal life[edit]

DeLaGhetto became engaged to his long-time girlfriend Chia Habte in July 2017. He proposed to her in Toronto at the theater at Ryerson University. They've been together since 2011.


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Thai Smile Tim Main Role[17]
2014 ISA Big Boy [18]
2015 The Pizza Joint Thomas Main Role
Year Program Role Notes
2011 The Timothy DeLaGhetto Show Himself (Host) Star[19]
2013–present Wild 'N Out Himself Cast member
2014 Love That Girl! Co Star
2014 Retail Co Star
2014 Million Dollar Maze Runner Himself (Host)
2015 Guy Code Himself
Year Program Role Notes
2012 Awkward Black Girl Waiter Episode: "The Waiter"
2016 Escape the Night The Mobster Main role; YouTube Red series: 8 episodes
2017 Goin Raw with Timothy DeLaGhetto Himself Main role; Fullscreen Original series 2014-present JustKiddingNews Himself Main role; Web series: various episodes


  1. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto on Twitter: fun fact of the day- I was born in Billings, Montana". Twitter. February 5, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "What Kinda Asian Are You?!". Youtube. June 17, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "New Event: Changing Da Game". Center for Asian American Media. March 9, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Car Thieves Steal Car, Find Kid In It, Takes Him To School ft. TimothyDeLaGhetto
  5. ^ a b Ko, Nalea (Nov 28, 2011). "Now, This is A Story About Timothy DeLaGhetto". Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Facebook & free speech: what rights do workers and students have to speak their minds online? - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  7. ^ Truong, Kevin (January 22, 2015). "Q&A: Timothy DeLaGhetto talks becoming YouTube sensation, mainstream star". Daily Bruin. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ Timothy DeLaGhetto About page - YouTube
  9. ^ "Call Me Maybe" (DIRTY PARODY) on YouTube
  10. ^ Chantarangsu, Tim (May 25, 2012). "TimothyDeLaGhetto aka Traphik-Jokes and Raps". YouTube. 
  11. ^ Chantarangsu, Tim (April 25, 2012). "SNEAK PEEK". 
  12. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto's LIFE in VLOG form". YouTube. December 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Traphik Musik". YouTube. September 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto's Style Channel". YouTube. September 2, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Powerhouse". YouTube. April 25, 2012. 
  16. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 75-51!". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "El Cartel Thai Smile DVD". 24 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Telemundo Takes Audiences on a Modern Sci-Fi Adventure With ISA". 19 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "The Timothy De La Ghetto Show on MyxTV". February 4, 2011. 

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