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Geto Boys

Geto BoysAudio Cassette
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Audio Cassette (April 25, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rap-a-Lot
  • ASIN: B000000W8Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #813,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. F#@*' Em
2. Size Ain't Shit
3. Mind of a Lunatic
4. Gangsta of Love
5. Trigga Happy Nigga
6. Life in the Fast Lane
7. Assassins
8. Do It Like It G.O.
9. Read These Nikes
10. Talkin' Loud Ain't Saying Nothin'
11. Scarface
12. Let a Ho Be a Ho
13. City Under Siege

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest, vilest records ever made March 14, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The guitarist from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs put it like this: 'In times of indecision, I often think to myself "What would Bushwick Bill do?" Usually I do the opposite because the midget rapper from this crew has been shot in the face and I haven't. Yet.'

That about sums it up. In Dublin in the 1980s, if you were a middle-class suburban teenager (and I'm afraid that in those days it pretty much went without saying that you were a white M.-C. S.T.), you either liked U2 or you didn't. If like me you didn't, then outside of your brother's vintage heavy metal collection there were few signs of life; a lot of rubbish pop music, some big-hair poodle-rock bands, and not a lot else. But then a cousin lent me this album, and at last I saw the light.

The Geto Boys were and for all I know still are not necessarily anyone you'd want to hang out for an evening with, if only because of the risk of gunfire or your girlfriend putting your eye out, but good god could they make a noise. I used to put this on my walkman and play it to people at my school to make them go away. 'Triggy Happy Nigga' is the one I played to death, but 'Gangsta of Love' is without doubt the funniest. One day, long in the future, my kids will play me something that they think is going to offend me, and I'll play them this back. And we'll be quits.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely sick and hilarious! A demented masterpiece! September 8, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Before they became decent, but conventional "gangsta" rappers, the Geto Boys released this demented masterpiece which celebrates serial killers, jailhouse rape, misogyny and other warm family traditions. The Geto Boys try their darndest on their self-titled major-label debut to record the most offensive CD of all time and they pretty much succeed. With the exception of G.G. Allin and the Mentors, I have never heard a more extreme and gleefully sick album. In fact, it's so over-the-top, it's sometimes hard to determine if this is a parody or a portrait of psychotic mind-rot at its finest. Regardless, it will be sure to make you laugh and cringe at the same time. Highly recommended for those who don't want "positivity" or "uplift" sullying their music.
A WORD OF WARNING TO THOSE WHO OWNED THE ORIGINAL DEF AMERICAN VERSION OF THE ALBUM: "Gangsta of Love" now contains a sample of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" as the backing track of the song, instead of Steve Miller's "The Joker".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gangsta Rap Classic! August 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Forget about Eminem getting "wild" on his CD's. Youwant to hear REAL violence, listen to the lyrics for "Mind of a Lunatic." When I first heard that song I was shocked. This is one of my favorite albums, though. I understand that all the lyrical content is just fictitious. We all still loved the movies Seven, Natural Born Killers, and Pulp Fiction, didn't we? The one downer about this version is that the song "Gangsta of Love" is different than the cassette version I originally purchased in 1990. The original contained Steve Miller's "Gangster of Love" sample from his song "The Joker." This CD release contains "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynard Skynard, but it's all good. I love this album, the lyrics are immensely descriptive and artistic. They just do not make 'em like this anymore. Eminem eat your heart out...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadly as an A bomb December 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I had almost forgotten that I had this record, but one recent day, feeling particularly incensed, I remembered it and dug it out. Singing along to f#@* `em, I found myself already feeling much better. The last time I played that track so loud was many years ago when I threw in the towel and walked out of a job, and this time round it had the same highly therapeutic effect. By the time Assassins came on, I had abandoned the idea of becoming one, as my rage had abated, having been absorbed by this first class record, which is as incredible today as when it was first released in 1995. It has some of the catchiest gangsta rap tunes you will ever hear.

As other reviewers have noted, this record is the polar opposite of sweet and the lyrics are seething with anger, nastiness and good 'ol fashioned sexism, although they should not be taken entirely seriously. Still, if you are feeling homicidal, they hit the spot. It is the perfect antidote to a bad day.

Play it loud and feel your troubles and deadly thoughts melt away. Far cheaper than therapy, and beats a murder rap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By XXll
Format:Audio CD
Ever since the DJ at our wedding reception played "Gangsta of Love" in lieu of our guest's request to hear The Steve Miller Band's "Gangster of Love" my wife and I have been in love with the Geto Boys. I still have vivid memories of her octagenarian Irish grandmother break dancing in the middle of the dance floor and my Italian grandfather proudly (and loudly)singing the choruses in unison with the Maid of Honor. The articulate sincerity of the group's lyrics is at once both metaphorically hauting and inspiring. Although Bushwick does his best to supress any mention of his 4 years of vocal training at Juliard, the operatic overtones are unmistakable. I would recomend this album to anyone with an appreciation of fine vocal art. If you like Puccini, Hayden, Wagner and Mahler, I guarantee that you will love the Geto Boys.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Geto.
Geto Boys at their BEST!
Published 1 day ago by flhti harley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
In my opinion this is the best Geto Boys CD. Every single track is simply amazing. Excellent lyrics and a nice beat makes this CD a must have for Geto Boys fans. Read more
Published 3 months ago by avi8tor4life
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album That Shouldn't Be Missed
This thing pumps out awesome tracs one after another like no other. Every single member shines. This is straight up gangster rap, the kind that bitch slaps all this Jay-Z Kane West... Read more
Published 5 months ago by phnbkr
5.0 out of 5 stars I rage, I laugh, I ponder
I had this original CD wayyyyy back when it had the Steve Miller samples. Way over the top then; sort of the 2 Live Crew but with firearms instead of erections. Read more
Published 11 months ago by TX_Iron
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Extremely explicit in multiple ways but doesn't bother me. Sometimes you have to look past lyrics to the music although I enjoy both, thumbs up!
Published 22 months ago by JW
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure genius
Geto Boys = lyrical geniuses

No other gangsta rap group can offer you this level of violence, political opinion and general disregard in such an incredible package.
Published 22 months ago by Bevo
5.0 out of 5 stars My shirt was all bloody, both of my wrists were slit
This is by far the best Gheto Boys album they put out. Every song is hard hitting and pure gheto dope. Read more
Published on February 19, 2009 by J. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars "And I'll 4ever be a Trigga Happy *****!!"
This is the original Grip It before they changed it to the Grip It album we all know and love. I heard Grip It before this one so it was always been like a evil step brother to... Read more
Published on August 8, 2008 by Kevin Tic Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars It Set The Standard
Nothing really compares. Okay, well maybe early NWA. Still, this album holds up some 16+ years later. Read more
Published on March 21, 2006 by KBP619
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST RAP ALBUM OF ALL TIME!
NO CONTEST! The Geto Boys self-titled album is the greatest rap album I've ever heard. This album came out right around the time The 2 Live Crew were getting a bunch of hassles... Read more
Published on March 8, 2006 by Anton Tobias
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