Ghost Da Bandit is an up and coming artist from Toronto, Canada. After losing his mom to cancer at only 5 years old, he faced an extremely difficult childhood. Bouncing from various foster homes and eventually dropping out of high school, Ghost Da Bandit fell into a life of drugs. Although his passion for music was still there, his lifestyle caused him to become an addict to cope with his emotions. Now almost one year sober, the 22 year old has been through more in his short life than some of us will face in our lifetime. His music is fueled by experience and knowledge. Ghost Da Bandit left behind the life he thought he knew and is now putting all of his energy into music. Ghost Da Bandit has said goodbye to the streets with his newest EP “No Love For The Streets”.
The first track is a contagious hip-hop club banger titled “Want It All” all about the outcome of Ghost Da Bandit’s continuous hustle and ambitious strive for greatness. His bars are finely-calibrated and the catchy trap beat demands to be heard. “When I’m Gone” is a slower tempo, R&B track. Ghost Da Bandit has his heart on his sleeve, he’s admirably vulnerable as he weaves through storytelling elements of his life experiences. The song sheds light on the fact that we sometimes only show people love after they’re gone.
“Go Getta” features a unique guitar instrumental sample that adds a refreshing new twist to the EP “No Love For The Streets”. Ghost Da Bandit’s rap style is hard-hitting and high energy. Through his melodic flow and meaningful lyricism, he proves he’s an up and coming professional with all the attributes to make it big. “Brand New” features an infectious melody and deeply layered rhythmic textures. The lyricism is crisp and the sample is clean. Ghost Da Bandit’s quick rhymes and precise bars take center stage throughout.
As the EP approaches conclusion, the title track “N.L.F.T.S.” fully proves the theme of this explosive EP. Ghost Da Bandit has turned his life around. Only using his old life to galvanize and inspired his future musical endeavors, he’s preserved ad overcome so much and we can’t wait to see where his music career takes him next.
Check out “No Love For The Streets” here and read more below in our exclusive interview.
Hey Ghost Da Bandit! Welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you introduce yourself to our readers? How did you get started making music and decide to start releasing it?
I’m Ghost Da Bandit a 22 year old rapper from Toronto ON. I made my first song with my brother at the age of 9 and knew I had a gift that I wanted to share with the world. Music has always been a therapeutic and uplifting coping tool I’ve used. I want to be able to help people in the same way it’s helped me. I decided to start releasing music in 2015 when I was introduced to my former management team.
What do you hope your listeners take away from your EP “No Love For The Streets”?
I hope they take away that there are other routes in life than the street life, ganglife etc. It seems every year my generation and the next is influenced more and more into the street life resulting in shootings and the deaths of young individuals who felt they had no other choice. I have a lot of friends that have died to the gang life and have lost friends to drugs and i think the message I was trying to spread with this EP is we can go anywhere we want in life and can come back from places we never thought we could.
The track on this EP have a really strong lyrical and emotional presence. Can you dive into the lyrics of “When I’m Gone”?
In the track “When I’m Gone” I really poured my painful experiences into it. I talk about how many people will act like they’ll be there for you through any situation but only support you if it benefits them and in fact become jealous of where you are in life when you’re doing good. I also talk about losing my family Gizzle to a gang related shooting and how I took it at the time. I explain that I’m leaving that lifestyle behind because I don’t want to lose my life, and how i never wanted to live through the things I’ve experienced but choices I made brought me there nobody else. To sum it all up, there aren’t many people in that lifestyle that truly care about you unless you’re UP, but I bet that when I’m dead they’ll talk like they were with me all along.
Do you have any musical influences that helped inspire your sound on this project?
Polo Gs album “Die a legend” and R2R Gutta’s project “2 Gutta”, really set the tone for me while creating this project.
What’s the hip-hop scene like in your hometown?
The hip hop scene in my hometown is not at its full potential and I feel that artists need to come together and focus on the music if that’s what they want to share with the world.
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