Jermaine Scott, better known by his stage name Wretch 32, is a Tottenham rapper who has gone from an underground grime MC to a household name in the UK rap scene.
Originally a member of supergroup The Movement UK alongside Ghetts, Scorcher, Mercston and Devlin, Wretch released a slew of free mixtapes from as early as 2006. His debut album, Wretchrospective, was released in 2008.
In 2011, Wretch found mainstream success with the songs “Traktor”, “Unorthodox” and “Don’t Go”, the latter of which topped the UK Singles Chart. His second album, Black and White (2011), went gold in the UK and even prompted his label to re-release Wretchrospective in 2012.
In 2013, Wretch broke the silence after a lengthy hiatus from solo content. He released “Blackout” and “Doing OK”, billed as the first two singles from his third album. A further two album tracks, “Blur” and “24 Hours”, featured on the FIFA 13 and 14 soundtracks respectively. However, the album’s extensive arena tour got cancelled and its release was pushed back.
Amidst countless features and remixes for other artists over the years, Wretch has recently explained why the album still hasn’t come yet. A new single, “Alright with Me”, was released at the end of 2015, following 2014’s hit “6 Words”. A collaborative mixtape alongside Avelino, entitled Young Fire, Old Flame, dropped in December 2015.