When the Geto Boys came together in 1986, though, it was with a completely different lineup. Formed as THE GHETTO BOYS in Houston by rap entrepreneur JAMES "LIL'J " SMITH . The group originally consisted of PRINCE JOHNNY C.,THE SLIM JUKEBOX, and DJ REDDY RED. During 1987-1988, both JOHNNY C. and THE JUKEBOX quit, forcing SMITH to add a dwarf-dancer-turned-rapper named BUSHWICK BILL and two Rap-A-Lot solo acts: SCARFACE and WILLIE 'D' DENNIS. From then on they were known as The Geto Boys.Formed: 1986 // Houston, TX, United States Members: Prince Johnny C (1986-1988)The Slim Jukebox (1986-1988)DJ Ready Red (1986-1990)Bushwick Bill (1986-present)Willie D (1989-1992, 1996-present)Scarface (1989-present)Big Mike (1993-1994)
The Geto Boys are a gangsta rap group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill. They are known for ultra-violent lyrical content and socially conscious messages. Their 1990 album, The Geto Boys, had to switch distributors from Geffen to Giant Records due to controversy over the graphic portrayal of rape, necrophilia, and murder in the song "Mind of a Lunatic." It was later released with alternate lyrics on iTunes and in their compilation CD, Uncut Dope.
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Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is a rap group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill.
The Geto Boys earned notoriety for its transgressive lyrics which included gore, psychotic experiences, necrophilia and misogyny. Despite the explicit content of their songs, critic Alex Henderson argues that the group "comes across as much more heartfelt than the numerous gangsta rap...wannabes who jumped on the gangsta bandwagon in the early '90s." The Geto Boys broke new ground with their soulful southern sound (a precursor to the Dirty South style).