Southern rap pioneers and as relevant today as ever they were, Geto Boys are one of the most prolific rap groups in history.
From their early days in the late 1980s to today, Geto Boys' lyrics are punctuated by the salient topics that speak to urban
life and the people who live it, and their songs puncture the fragile image many listeners have of the delicate life of the
songs' subjects. At once profane and evocative, Geto Boys remain a stalwart in the hip-hop scene whose lyrics continue to
confound and magnify. Experience these classic hip-hop artists live with concert
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Though the controversial subject matter of gangster rap wasn't much of a barrier to popular success during the 1990s, the
Geto Boys' recordings proved almost too extreme for widespread exposure. Their debut album almost never saw the light of day,
but thanks to some smooth maneuvering, the album was released in 1990 and the Geto Boys shot to fame. And their place in the
spotlight remains, with up and coming artists from the South and all over looking to the Geto Boys for inspiration. But the
original is still the best, and these original gangstas do it like nobody else.
In their heyday, nobody was more incisive, scrutinized or lambasted than the Geto Boys. As rap's popularity swelled and
gained prominence on the main stage of music, morally-minded politicians held up the Geto Boys' lyrics as a sign of the declining
moral superiority of America. But the Geto Boys fired back, in music of course, and demonstrated they make music for the people
and about the people, and that's a voice that can never be silenced. A touch vulgar but no less tender, the Geto Boys make
music that pushes the envelope and challenges everything you thought about hip-hop.
Despite running up against serious opposition from censors and prigs, the Geto Boys have managed to go platinum many times
over. These fiendishly clever rap artists know what people want to hear and deliver it in unflinching ferocity, showing other
rappers up and setting themselves apart. Widely considered some of the most effective urban storytellers today, the Geto Boys
continue to be a rap ensemble with its finger on the pulse of urban life and lyrical geniuses spinning tales of life in the
The Geto Boys were the first Southern group to attain national fame as hip-hop artists, paving the way for many more to
follow in their footsteps and casting the dye for what would eventually be known as the Dirty South style of rapping. And
while many rappers have taken up the Geto Boy's cause and adopted their soulful style, nobody can compare to the lyrical ferocity
and manic delivery of the original. An opportunity to see these rap legends doesn't come along often and shouldn't be missed,
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