Wretch 32 Biography (Wikipedia)
Jermaine Scott Sinclair (born 9 March 1985), better known by his stage name Wretch 32 (Free Too), is an English hip hop recording artist from Tottenham, London where he grew up the son of a local reggae DJ in the Tiverton Estate. He was a member of the grime collective "Combination Chain Gang", before forming The Movement with Scorcher, Ghetts, and Mercston. Wretch released his first single "Traktor" in January 2011.
On 6 December 2010, the BBC also announced that Wretch 32 had been nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll and MTV named him as a nominee for MTV Brand New for 2011.
In 2011, Wretch 32 had three top-five charting songs from debut album Black and White and amassed over a million record sales. In 2012 he was used by both Adidas and Coca-Cola as one of the main faces of their London 2012 Olympics campaigns and on 1 July 2012 he won 'Best International Act' at the 2012 BET Awards.
On 2 September 2016, Wretch released his third studio album, Growing Over Life, following the singles "6 Words", "Antwi", "Liberation", "All a Dream", "I.O.U" and "Open Conversation & Mark Duggan".
- Fire In The Booth - Wretch 32 Part 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p046hr1h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p046hr1h.jpg2016-09-01T12:55:00.000ZOne of the greatest MCs on the planet, Wretch 32 returns to the booth.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p046hr41
Fire In The Booth - Wretch 32 Part 3
- RAY BLK and Wretch 32 - My Hood - Radio 1's Piano Sessionshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0450zz7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0450zz7.jpg2016-08-18T00:03:00.000ZRAY BLK is joined by Wretch 32 to perform a very special version of "My Hood" for Huw Stephens on the Radio 1 Piano Sessions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045100l
RAY BLK and Wretch 32 - My Hood - Radio 1's Piano Sessions
- Wretch 32 - Open Conversation - Radio 1's Piano Sessionshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0450zn3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0450zn3.jpg2016-08-17T23:58:00.000ZWretch 32 performs a brand new and exclusive track from his forthcoming album for Huw Stephens on Radio 1's Piano Sessions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0450zn6
Wretch 32 - Open Conversation - Radio 1's Piano Sessions
- Ghetts and Friends - 60 Minutes livehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p042yg0d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p042yg0d.jpg2016-07-29T11:48:00.000ZGhetts, Kano, Giggs, Mercston, Pepstar, So Large, Chip and Wretch 32 #SixtyMinutesLivehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p042yhcm
Ghetts and Friends - 60 Minutes live
- Charlamagne Tha God gives his views on UK Rappershttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0427h5r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0427h5r.jpg2016-07-22T10:24:00.000ZCharlie Sloth shows Charlamagne Tha God freestyles from Akala, Kano & Wretch 32 to see who he thinks would do well in the US.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0427h8k
Charlamagne Tha God gives his views on UK Rappers
- My First Bars: Wretch 32https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03z20ww.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03z20ww.jpg2016-06-29T13:55:00.000ZThe one and only Wretch looks back on what got him to write and spit his first lyricshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03z20yg
My First Bars: Wretch 32
- MistaJam's Christmas Partyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cgllp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cgllp.jpg2015-12-18T10:45:00.000ZCheck out just some of the highlights from MistaJam's Christmas party!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03cglsl
MistaJam's Christmas Party
- #SixtyMinutesLive - Kano, Giggs, Wretch 32, Chip, Newham Generals, Heartless Crewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03c7hv4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03c7hv4.jpg2015-12-16T10:55:00.000ZKano and friends go in on this special #SixtyMinutesLive!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03c8kqk
#SixtyMinutesLive - Kano, Giggs, Wretch 32, Chip, Newham Generals, Heartless Crew
- Wretch 32 & Avelino Fire in the Boothhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03c0z1q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03c0z1q.jpg2015-12-14T12:31:00.000ZWretch 32 and Avelino are on the mic for Charlie Sloth.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03c0z7k
Wretch 32 & Avelino Fire in the Booth
- Kano, Giggs, Wretch 32, Chip, Newham Generals and Heartless Crew spit heat on #SixtyMinutesLive for MistaJam!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pd5z7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pd5z7.jpg2015-04-17T14:24:00.000ZSheer madness in the 1Xtra studios as the brightest and the best of grime converge.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02pd6m4
Kano, Giggs, Wretch 32, Chip, Newham Generals and Heartless Crew spit heat on #SixtyMinutesLive for MistaJam!
- Wretch 32 speaks to Sarah-Jane Crawfordhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0291mp2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0291mp2.jpg2014-10-20T13:58:00.000ZWretch 32 is Sarah-Jane's Hottie of the Week and joins her in the studio to chat.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0291mpd
Wretch 32 speaks to Sarah-Jane Crawford
- Wretch 32 - 1Xtra Live 2013https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jl8jz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jl8jz.jpg2013-11-10T02:00:00.000ZHighlights of Wretch 32's set at 1Xtra Live 2013https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l764c
Wretch 32 - 1Xtra Live 2013
- Wretch 32 chats to Sarah-Jane Crawfordhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dr13r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dr13r.jpg2013-08-05T16:07:00.000ZWretch 32 is Sarah-Jane's Hottie of the Week as she discusses his romantic side.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01dr14j
Wretch 32 chats to Sarah-Jane Crawford
- Wretch 32 chats with Millyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01d5m2f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01d5m2f.jpg2013-07-23T15:45:00.000ZWretch 32 drops into the 1Xtra studio and chats with Milly about the festival scene.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01d5m7z
Wretch 32 chats with Milly
- Devlin and Wretch 32 on getting ready for gigshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0178g2m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0178g2m.jpg2013-04-04T14:10:00.000ZDevlin and Wretch 32 talk to BBC 1Xtra's Charlie Sloth about pre-show nerves and routines. They were talking at the 2013 BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01789dc
Devlin and Wretch 32 on getting ready for gigs
- Wretch 32 on meeting the right peoplehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016wczc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016wczc.jpg2013-03-26T14:32:00.000ZWretch 32 talks about how to meet the right people to get ahead in the music industry. He was talking to 1Xtra's MistaJam at the BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass 2013.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016wczk
Wretch 32 on meeting the right people
- Wretch 32 and Angel on being signed to a labelhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016p1kr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016p1kr.jpg2013-03-21T16:33:00.000ZWretch 32 and Angel give their insights on the differences between being signed and being independenthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016p1m8
Wretch 32 and Angel on being signed to a label
- Wretch 32 and Devlin on gig fails!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016nwmg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016nwmg.jpg2013-03-21T15:28:00.000ZWretch 32 and Devlin share their gig stories with Charlie Sloth at the BBC Introducing Masterclass 2013.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016nwmh
Wretch 32 and Devlin on gig fails!
- Wretch 32 - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgf41.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgf41.jpg2012-07-24T16:07:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Wretch 32's set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wgf51
Wretch 32 - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
Wretch 32 Tracks
Past BBC Events
1Xtra Live: 1Xtra Live 2016
Proms 2015: Prom 37: Late Night With … BBC Radio 1Xtra
Live Lounge: Angel
Live Lounge: Wretch 32
1Xtra Live: 1Xtra Live 2013
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