"Ghetto" is the second single from Sengalese singer/songwriter Akon's debut studio album, Trouble. The single was released on December 21, 2004, exclusively in Latin America and certain countries of Europe. The single peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100. Akon describes the song's lyrics as "a description of the cycle of poverty experienced by those living in poor, inner-city areas. Additionally, it describes the physical and psychological oppression with which these residents must deal on a regular basis." The video for the track was filmed in New Jersey.