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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wretch 32

The English rapper and former grime MC, Wretch 32 was born Jermaine Scott Sinclair on 9 March 1985 in Tottenham, London. He was a member of the grime collective “Combination Chain Gang”, before forming The Movement with Scorcher, Ghetts and Mercston. In 2010 he won an Official Mixtape Award for the ‘best hip hop mixtape’ of 2009. In 2011, he had three top-five charting songs from debut album Black and White and amassed over a million record sales. On 1 July 2012 he won ‘Best International Act’ at the 2012 BET Awards. There is no doubt that the 33-years-old rapper and former grime MC is definitely a name to be reckon with in the entertainment industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the English rapper and former grime MC from Tottenham, Wretch 32:

1. Wretch 32 was born Jermaine Scott Sinclair on 9 March 1985 in Tottenham, London.

2. He is the son of a local reggae DJ in the Tiverton Estate.

3. His mother was from Guyana, where “wretch” meant slim or skinny. She called him “Wretch” as a child, and the name stuck. 32 is his lucky number and he thought it would be fun to have a number as a surname, so he added 32 to the end of Wretch.

4. He was a member of the grime collective “Combination Chain Gang”, before forming The Movement with Scorcher, Ghetts and Mercston.

5. In 2009, MP3 Music Awards announced that he was nominated for an MP3 Award alongside Chipmunk and Haringey Independent.

6. On 6 December 2010, the BBC also announced that he had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll and MTV named him as a nominee for MTV Brand New for 2011.

7. In 2010 he won an Official Mixtape Award for the ‘best hip hop mixtape’ of 2009. In 2011, he had three top-five charting songs from debut album Black and White and amassed over a million record sales.

8. 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.

9. He is the nephew of equal rights campaigner Stafford Scott, who has written for The Guardian, and co-founded the Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign in 1985.

10. Although he is from Tottenham, he is an avid Arsenal Football Club fan.

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