Jyväskylä-based Gettomasa, born actually in Montreal, Canada, says he found hiphop when he was only 6 years old but didn’t start doing his own music until the age of 17. His debut Vellamo LP, a joint-project with the producer Ruuben, was released a few years after he won the Raps Finnish Championships in 2012. The first album he released under PME Records was Chosen One with features from e.g. Stepa, VilleGalle, Gracias and TIPPA.
In 2018, the rapper dropped hit singles such as “Lössi”, with almost 7 millions streams on Spotify alone, “Ei mitää järkee” and was nominated in Emma-gala for the best hiphop act and critics’ choice. Thenext album, Diplomaatti, was released in May 2019 with it’s opening song “Silmät” hitting #1 on Spotify – for the first time in his career. The success of the album led to him winning the Rap/R&B of the Year in 2020’s Emma-awards. Since then, he has released “Mähän Sanoin” together with Elastinen, third album Kalamies followed by a single release “Veli mä vannon” all in 2020.