Having just released his Momentum 2 mixtape, Ghetts clearly doesn’t want to rest on his laurels and has premiered his remix of DJ Maximum’s ‘Shaky’ via i-D.
Released just before the Red Bull Culture Clash, Boy Better Know’s DJ Maximum set the grime scene ablaze with the original version of the track which featured all the members of BBK, with the video filmed on their trip to Jamaica during which they also filmed their ‘Jamaica Better Know’ video, which you can watch here.
Joined by Rival and Griminal on this version, Ghetts’ remix sees him continue the resurgence of his Ghetto persona and that is not something we’re complaining about! Talking to i-D about the track, Ghetts said,
“Shaky is probably my favourite ever Boy Better Know tune. It’s hard, still. Lyrically, my favourite bar from my version is ‘I don’t want to put the bally on I’m praying/ These MC’s better let me know what the movie is and what character they’re playing/ I been calm too long let me bring back Ghetto and tell man I’m here’… (laughs). The overall tune is me tapping into my old-skool style. I could say that bar in a clash because my old style was very based on ‘I’m this, you’re that’. There’s not very much substance in it, but I know a lot of people gravitate towards that side of arrogance and ignorance of bars like that. There’s surface fans that might more like that side and there’s real fans. Surface fans are like ‘I love Ghetts I’m his biggest fan’. ‘What’s Ghett’s first CD?’ ‘I don’t know’. I’m from an era where my peers aren’t on the internet, they’ve got kids now. I have to speak for the people who will grow with me. I can’t speak for the new kids who are fans of grime; it’s for Stormzy to speak to them. I can’t do that. It’s not my job. I have to speak on how I’ve grown and then the people that have grown with me will relate to that because they’ve grown in the same manner. They’ve gone through fatherhood now, they’ve had three of four jobs now; they’re not gonna relate to a 30 year-old spitting like I am on Momentum 2. They can’t. It’s impossible. They’re not in that frame of mind no more. It’s all good though because as long as I can do what I’ve done this year and release something for everyone, I’m good. If you like the arrogance and the ignorance, then definitely get Momentum 2, if you like something more mature then get Rebel With A Cause.”