Hit grime artist Ghetts has joined up with a government body to help black men get their voices heard by partnering with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to encourage young men take part in the 2011 census.
The ‘Sing for me’ rapper, real name Justin Jude Clarke Samuel, was approached earlier this year and asked to produce a track ‘Invisible’ to persuade black men to participate in the 2009 Census Rehearsal and the 2011 Census. The 25-year-old told Urbanworld ‘I thought this is definitely worth getting involved in because not many people are fully aware of the census’
It has been reported that am increasing amount of young black men are not completing the Census and so it is hoped that by enlisting the help of Ghetts, that boys from a similar background as the Newham rapper will get involved. Over 140,000 homes in the Newham area have now taken part in the rehearsal Census, results will help improve procedures for 2011.
Ghetts said: ‘I don’t believe in the Government, but it’s difficult for them to do their job not knowing the exact numbers of the ethic minorities. I testing them if they do know the real numbers and nothing is happening from there, then we have a problem, then I will make another track that they won’t like’.