Timothy DeLaGhetto

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Tim Chantarangsu (born March 6, 1986),[2] formerly known as Timothy DeLaGhetto (and previously Traphik), is an American rapper, comedian, actor, and internet personality. He is best known as a cast member on the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out (2013–2018) on MTV and MTV2, as well as the co-host of the food-based web shows Basic to Bougie on MTV, and Send Foodz on Thrillist. Chantarangsu also produces and acts in comedy videos which are uploaded to his YouTube channel.

Tim Chantarangsu
Chantarangsu in 2008
Tim Chantarangsu

(1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 34)
Other names
  • Timothy DeLaGhetto (2006–2020)
  • Traphik (2006–2016)
  • Rapper
  • comedian
  • actor
  • internet personality
Chia Habte (m. 2018)
Musical career
GenresHip hop
Years active2006–present
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Tim Chantarangsu was born in Billings, Montana to parents of Thai heritage.[3][4][5] His legal first name is "Tim"; it is not a short form of "Timothy".[6] He was raised in Long Beach, California until the age of nine before moving to Paramount, California, where his parents opened the Thai Smile restaurant.[7][8] He attended Paramount High School and went on to attend California State University, Long Beach but dropped out in order to pursue an entertainment career.[9]

In 2011, Chantarangsu was fired from his job at a California Pizza Kitchen in Long Beach for tweeting that their new uniforms were "lame".[5][10] As a child, he developed a business plan modeled after Will Smith, which he called the "Fresh Prince Format"; the plan outlined three career objectives: get a record deal, a television show, and a movie deal.[7]


Chantarangsu's main YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers and over 789 million video views as of June 7, 2019.[11] It features original skits, parodies, rants, and a series called Dear DeLaGhetto.[12]

As of June 7, 2019, Chantarangsu has produced over 800 vlogs, and has garnered approximately 1.2 million subscribers and over 195 million video views on his vlog channel.[13] The channel consists of collaborations with other musical artists, songs from his albums and mixtapes, and a series called Weekly 16's.[14] In 2017, he retired his rap alias "Traphik" and now raps under his current stage name.

His style channel, also known as The Bakery, has over 234,000 subscribers and over 16 million video views. The channel is composed of his fit-of-the-day videos, clothing collections and style videos and interviews with fellow sneaker fans called "Kickin' It".[15] One of his newest video ventures includes an animated web series named Powerhouse in which he plays himself.[16]

In 2014, Chantarangsu's YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #64.[17]

Chantarangsu has participated in two episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History, as Kim Jong-Il in Season 1 in 2011 and as Sun Tzu in Season 4 in 2015.

Chantarangsu began regularly uploading his dating and relationship podcast, No Chaser, onto his main YouTube channel and other podcasting platforms in February 2019. His regular co-hosts include 97.7 KWIN host Nikki Blades and Youtuber Ricky Shucks.[18]

He co-hosts the food show Send Foodz with fellow YouTuber David So. The show was picked up by Thrillist shortly after its initial debut on Chantarangsu's channel and airs every other Thursday.[19]

In April 2020, Chantarangsu announced that he was retiring the "Timothy DeLaGhetto" moniker and would begin using his birth name professionally.[20]



  • Rush Hour (2009)


  • The First Mixtape (2006)
  • Will Rap for Food (2007)
  • MixedApe (2010)
  • Cruise Control (2012)
  • No Jokes (2014)


  • High School Sucks: The Musical Soundtrack – 2011


Featured artistEdit

  • "Shut It Down" (with Chris Miles)
  • "My Fresh" (with Joanlee)
  • "Pajama Pants" (with Nick Cannon, Migos, and Future)


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Thai Smile Tim Main Role[21]
2014 ISA Big Boy [22]
2015 The Pizza Joint Thomas Main Role
2016 Bad Rap Himself Interviewee[23]
Year Program Role Notes
2011 The Timothy DeLaGhetto Show Himself (Host) Star[24]
2013–2018, 2020 Wild 'N Out Himself Cast member
2014 Love That Girl! Co Star
2014 Retail Co Star
2014 Million Dollar Maze Runner Himself (Host)
2015 Guy Code Himself
2019 Apple and Onion Lil' Noodle
Year Program Role Notes
2012 Awkward Black Girl Waiter Episode: "The Waiter"
2016 Escape the Night The Mobster Main role; YouTube Red series: 8 episodes
2017 Goin Raw with Timothy DeLaGhetto Himself Main role; Fullscreen Original series
2014–present JustKiddingNews Himself Main role; Web series: various episodes
2018–present Basic to Bougie Himself Main role; Co-host with Darren Brand
2018–present Send Foodz Himself Main role; Co-host with David So
2019 Escape the Night The Con Man Main role; YouTube Red series: 3 episodes

Additional readingEdit


  1. ^ "The Wedding Day Vlog!". Youtube. August 21, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dear DeLaGhetto #21 (Birthday Edition!)". Youtube. March 6, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto on Twitter: fun fact of the day- I was born in Billings, Montana". Twitter. February 5, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "What Kinda Asian Are You?!". Youtube. June 17, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "New Event: Changing Da Game". Center for Asian American Media. March 9, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Car Thieves Steal Car, Find Kid In It, Takes Him To School ft. TimothyDeLaGhetto
  7. ^ a b Ko, Nalea (Nov 28, 2011). "Now, This is A Story About Timothy DeLaGhetto". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Lee, Steven (September 18, 2019). "Timothy DeLaGhetto on Long Beach, Wild 'N Out, and California Pizza Kitchen". The Steebee Weebee Show (Podcast). Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Facebook & free speech: what rights do workers and students have to speak their minds online? - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  10. ^ Truong, Kevin (January 22, 2015). "Q&A: Timothy DeLaGhetto talks becoming YouTube sensation, mainstream star". Daily Bruin. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  11. ^ Timothy DeLaGhetto About page - YouTube
  12. ^ "Call Me Maybe" (DIRTY PARODY) on YouTube
  13. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto's LIFE in VLOG form". YouTube. December 30, 2012.
  14. ^ "Traphik Musik". YouTube. September 2, 2012.
  15. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto's Style Channel". YouTube. September 2, 2012.
  16. ^ "Powerhouse". YouTube. April 25, 2012.
  17. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 75-51!". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  18. ^ DeLaGhetto, Timothy; Shucks, Ricky; Blades, Nikki (February 27, 2019). "How to Friends w/ Benefits + Is Head Important? - Ep 1". No Chaser (Podcast). Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  19. ^ Spangler, Todd (2019-02-11). "Thrillist Makes First Content Acquisition With Food Show From YouTube's Timothy DeLaGhetto, David So". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  20. ^ Chantarangu, Tim. "Retiring "Timothy DeLaGhetto" (Not an April Fool's Joke lol)". Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  21. ^ "El Cartel Thai Smile DVD". 24 February 2011.
  22. ^ "Telemundo Takes Audiences on a Modern Sci-Fi Adventure With ISA". 19 March 2014.
  23. ^ Lee, Vivian (April 18, 2016). "Bad Rap, documentary about Asian American rappers, to premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival". Pacific Ties. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  24. ^ "The Timothy De La Ghetto Show on MyxTV". February 4, 2011.

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