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Birth name  Darren Pyper
Years active  2003–present
Occupation(s)  Rapper, producer

Name  Darren Pyper
Music group  Backburner
Genres  Underground hip hop
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Origin  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Labels  Droppin' Science ProductionsBackburnerAlpha FlightHand'Solo Records
Associated acts  Backburner, Alpha Flight, Twin Peaks, Teenburger, Wolves, Lucky 7
Role  Hip-hop artist ·
Albums  Treat of the Day, For You Pretty Things
Nominations  Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Rap or Hip-Hop
Similar People  More or Les, Chokeules, Wordburglar, Timbuktu, D‑Sisive

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Darren Pyper, better known by his stage name Ghettosocks, is a Juno-nominated Canadian hip hop artist and member of the Backburner collective.


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In early 2010, Ghettosocks' album Treat of the Day spent several weeks at #1 on ChartAttack's Canadian Hip-Hop chart, and his single "Don't Turn Around" won Rap/Hip‐Hop Single Track Recording of the Year at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards.

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  • Zoo School (2003)
  • Get Some Friends (2006)
  • Treat of the Day (2009)
  • For You Pretty Things (2013)
  • Backburner

  • Heatwave (2011)
  • Eclipse (2015)
  • Collaborations

  • Battle Royale (2005) (with Bix, as Alpha Flight)
  • Burgertime (2011) (with Timbuktu, as Teenburger)
  • Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies - North Atlantic Oscillation (2011) (with Muneshine, as Twin Peaks)
  • Wolves (2013) (with Bix, D-Sisive, Muneshine & Timbuktu, as Wolves)
  • Mixtapes, EPs, singles


  • I Can Make Your Dog Famous (2008) (with DJ Jorun Bombay)
  • We're Gonna Drink a Lot of Wine This Year, Boys. (2012) (with DJ Jon Deck)
  • We're Gonna Drink a Lot of Wine This Year, Boys. 2 (2015) (with DJ Jon Deck)
  • EPs

  • The Perfect Strangers EP (2010) (Twin Peaks)
  • Mount Crushmore EP (2012) (Twin Peaks & The Returners)
  • Singles

  • "Get Some Friends" (12") (2006)
  • "Kaboom!!!" (12") (2010) (Twin Peaks)
  • Guest appearances

  • J-Bru - "Help! I Been Robbed" from Identity Crisis (2007)
  • More or Les & Fresh Kils - "Pop & Chips" from The Les Kils EP (2009)
  • Noah23 - "Old Dog" from Fry Cook on Venus (2011)
  • References

    Ghettosocks Wikipedia