Born and raised in South Miami, Florida, GhostWridah (born Troy
Jeffery) was introduced to Hip-Hop and was inspired to rap by his
older brother, Roy Jeffery. 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 rap genre/culture and it's ability to inspire others to want to
become somebody. The newcomer to the rap game got his name
from the actual word ghostwriter while writing verses for his peers
as a high school student. "A friend of mine started to call me
ghostwriter because I would write everyone in our circles verses.
The name stuck, I just changed the spelling for the sake of being
creative," says GhostWridah. Working a 9 to 5 by day and recording
by night, GhostWridah became all too familiar with the word
“HUSTLE”. At a very young age Ghost witnessed his older brother
who, in his eyes was wrongly accused receive a twenty year prison
sentence which devastated the young MC. Experiencing a life-
changing moment-of-clarity and realizing that he wanted more
from his life than bad company in the streets or a 9 to 5 at the gap
could offer. “I realized that my drive and hard work in Hip-Hop was
based on much more than a nice car and a few chains. It’s based on
the amount of people I have depending on me to make something
of myself - my brother is one of them.”
He looked for an opportunity to clear his head and concluded that
the best way to do so would be to take a hiatus from his beloved
hometown to focus on the bigger picture. In 2007, GhostWridah
moved to New York with $1,000, and a dream. It was a struggle at first, but he finally landed a few key relationships, hooking up with industry bigs like DJ Green Lantern, who he looked to as a mentor during his stay in NY. After leaning the business side of the industry, and releasing a project "The Ruler's Back" which set him up for his big move, GhostWridah moved back to miami, focused and ready!
Since, he has put out four critically acclaimed full length albums "In Love With My Future", "American Alien", "The Michael Jordan Theory" and "Downtown Lights". Free albums in which spawned one of the biggest releases of his career thus far… The Don Cannon produced hit, "Red Bottoms" which set fire throughout the internet upon it's release. There was a bit of controversy behind the song which turned out to be the beginning of an incredible working relationship between the two [Don Cannon & GhostWridah]. Cannon has been very instrumental in backing the GhostWridah brand. "You don't usually hear to many cats with a the lyrical ability coming out of the south these days" says the super producer.
The afore mentioned projects created such a buzz, Atlantic records newcomer, Diggy Simmons reached out to ghost to be featured on his current mixtape, Airborne. With the release of his single, along with a rapidly growing internet buzz Ghost has been approached by several major labels as well as an opportunity to meet and work with the legendary Dr. Dre out in L.A. GhostWridah has sense worked with the likes Trina, Timbaland, Bun B, Paul Wall, Freeway, Mann, Flo-Rida, and Kendrick Lamar.
After sitting with several labels, the miami native chose to signed to Poe Boy Music Group who are responsible for acts such as Jackie-O, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Brisco etc. After 2 years of being signed GhostWridah chose to part ways with the miami label to launch his own company with partner Spencer Bateman known as L.Y.F.E. Music Recordings, an acronym which stands for Live Your Future Everyday. Miami/Hip-Hop has a new face, and we advise you get use to it. Ghost is up next!