Gettomasa

Aleksi Lehikoinen (born November 22, 1993), better known by his stage name Gettomasa, is a Finnish rapper. He won the Finnish battle rap championship in 2012.[1] He released his debut album Vellamo LP in 2014 with Finnish music producer Ruuben.[2] His first solo project Chosen One was released in 2016.[3]

Gettomasa
Gettomasa in 2015.
Gettomasa in 2015.
Background information
Birth nameAleksi Lehikoinen
Born (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 27)
Montreal, Canada
OriginJyväskylä, Finland
Genresrap, hip hop
Years active2012–present

Personal lifeEdit

Lehikoinen was born in Montreal, Canada in 1993 to Finnish parents.[4] He moved to Finland as a child, and spent most of his childhood in the Kortepohja district of Jyväskylä.[5] He has been very open about his troubled childhood and growing up with his abusive alcoholic father. He discussed their problematic father-son relationship on the track Pelkuri (The Coward)

Lehikoinen was six years old when he was introduced to rap music by his cousin.[1]

Lehikoinen quit his studies at High School but graduated from a vocational school.[5]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 2014: Vellamo LP (with Ruuben)
  • 2016: Chosen One
  • 2019: Diplomaatti
  • 2020: Kalamies

EPsEdit

  • 2012: Vaatekaappi EP (with Ruuben)
  • 2012: Sessari EP (with Rekami)
  • 2017: 17 EP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gettomasa pakenee arkea riimeihin - Jyväskylän Ylioppilaslehti". Jyväskylän Ylioppilaslehti (in Finnish). 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ Kivelä, Heikki. "Gettomasa & Ruuben: Vellamo LP (KPC Records)". KSML.fi – Keskisuomalainen (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  3. ^ "Suomiräpin uusi ruhtinas: Gettomasa – Chosen one". Rosvot. 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. ^ "22-vuotias rap-artisti Gettomasa kerää kehuja – VilleGalle: "Suomen paras"". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 2016-04-23. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  5. ^ a b "Gettomasa pelasi suomirapin läpi - Nälkä". Nälkä (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-01-23.