GHOSTWRIDAH Once a platform for self expression, creativity, and respect, Hip-Hop music has, sadly, become more like a high school popularity contest. With record sales down and ringtone rappers saturating the game with reincarnations of the “Electric Slide”, it seems this jungle needs a new ruler. Outside the fish bowl looking in at such followers is GhostWridah. GhostWridah (born Troy Jeffrey) has branded his own path toward greatness rather than conform to industry trends. Possessing profound topics and fresh wordplay, GhostWridah successfully demonstrates his underground roots with universal appeal. The 25-year-old lyricist will prove Miami is more than just bass and booty shaking. “My music is a reflection of my experience, not a mimic of a music video” said GhostWridah. “I’m a part of a new breed of Miami MCs.” Born and raised in South Miami, Florida, GhostWridah was introduced to Hip-Hop and inspired to rap by his older brother. Upon hearing the lyrical mastery of such MCs as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Outkast, and Slick Rick, GhostWridah knew he found his calling. He became mesmerized by the on-going rap battles such as MC Shan vs. KRS1 and Ice Cube vs. Common Sense and found himself experimenting in the battle competitions. GhostWridah quickly conquered the Miami battle scene and gained the respect of his peers, including fellow Miami native Pitbull. Working a 9 to 5 by day and recording by night, GhostWridah became all too familiar with the “GRIND”. After his brother received a twenty year prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, GhostWridah experienced a life-changing moment-of-clarity and realized that he wanted more from his life than the streets or a 9 to 5 at the gap could offer.