The singer and rapper explore what it means to go from ghetto to greatness.

Apr, 14, 2017

Singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett has teamed up with Common for a new jam that's sure to inspire many.

"G.H.E.T.T.O.," which Garrett says stands for "Greatness Happens Even Though There's Oppression," is about going from ghetto to great and overcoming the obstacles set in front of you.

"I was inspired to write this song to help change the perception of those who believe their circumstances determine what they can achieve in their lives, how high they will climb or how successful they will be," Garrett says, "I came from a broken home, was raised by my grandparents in Compton, California, and I’ve done pretty well, in spite of my humble, impoverished beginnings. And as the song says, ‘It don’t matter where you come from, it’s where you end up!"

Common contributes a few lyrics to the song as well, combining his sharp and poignant words with an easy flow.

"It is an honor and gift to create with Siedah, she is one of the most important songwriters in the world! The song 'G.H.E.T.T.O.' is for surely in alignment with what I want to put out in the world," he adds.

The track is infectious, sure to get caught in your head and become the most played track on anyone's playlist. We suggest listening to it ASAP.

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