Noted as one of the top rappers in Canada (The CBC’s Top 25 Greatest Canadian Rappers Ever), Ghettosocks is a JUNO Award nominated, ECMA and MNS Award winning artist representing Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From 2002 to 2006, he attended and completed his media arts degree at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax. While there, Socks would establish himself as a prominent member of the local Hip Hop scene. Founder of Public Rap Distribution (known as PRD, a cypher where local rappers would gather to test their lyrical skills), Ghettosocks also demonstrated his love for the art of Rap and performance by participating in numerous benefit concerts and youth groups including CKDU 88.1 FM Fundraisers, Books Behind Bars, HRM Schools, Girls’ Empowerment Mentoring, Halifax Public Libraries, Winter Homeless Shelter, various all ages shows, and rap contests.
In a short period of time, Socks has built his fan base from his Halifax headquarters, stretching across Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, Japan, and the United States. His unorthodox songwriting style, energetic live performances, and captivating freestyling abilities have earned him a spot among the elite of Halifax Hip Hop talent. Constantly touring various regions of Canada, Socks has opened for a who’s who of established artists including: Nas, Afrika Bambaataa, Special Ed, The Gza, The Beatnuts, The Herbaliser, El da Sensei and The Returners, and Kool Herc to be brief. Socks’ talents have earned him billing on hundreds of high-profile showcases including The 2011 Canada Winter Games (Halifax), the 2015 PanAm Games (Toronto), and South by Southwest (Austin, TX). No stranger to the road, socks has performed throughout Canada, embarked on multiple American tours, five European tours, plus 2 tours of Japan, Australia, and Southeast Asia.