Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has hired a rapper he met in prison as the latest member of his band Babyshambles.

Doherty became pals with Rastafarian GENERAL SANTANA while in London's Pentonville Prison early this year (05). The pair stayed in touch following Doherty's release and they performed together at Britain's Wireless Festival at the weekend (27-28AUG05).

They have also written a song together called PENTONVILLE ROUGH.

The lyrics include, "We're rough, we're wicked and rough, it's tough, Pentonville Rough."