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Former Geto Boys Member DJ Ready Red Has Passed Away

DJ Ready Red, a former member of the Geto Boys, has died. Red's former band-mate Willie D reports that the accomplished producer and DJ suffered a fatal heart attack today (August 24). The man born Collins Leysath was with the group in its mid-1980s debut and stayed with the Rap-A-Lot Records... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Geto Boys vs. N.W.A. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry (which has been determined), including the possibility... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Geto Boys vs. Goodie Mob. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

Scarface Explains Why He Is Done With The Geto Boys & Swears It’s For Good

The Geto Boys are a legendary 30-year Houston, Texas Hip-Hop group. While more than 13 years have passed without an album, the trio has toured in recent years. In 2015, the famous lineup of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill asked fans to donate $100,000 to crowd-fund another project. A... Read more

Scarface Rates The D.O.C.’s Rhymes Higher Than His Own (Video)

In the "Rate The Bars" series, guests on the video program are challenged when they are provided excerpts of verses from peers who often happen to be homies, band-mates, or nemeses. It is a test of objectivity set against the craft of MC'ing. This has led to some memorable appearances,... Read more

In 1992, Kool G Rap Teamed Up With Ice Cube & The Geto Boys On A Lethal Collabo (Audio)

One week after Ice Cube released The Predator, and three ahead of Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo released their third LP, Live And Let Die. Following 1990's Wanted: Dead Or Alive, the Juice Crew MC still had a grim, survivalist's outlook and a penchant for... Read more

Some Classic Rap-A-Lot Records Artwork & Logos Are Making One Supreme Comeback

Houston, Texas' Rap-A-Lot Records is one of Rap music's greatest anomalies. The label founded more than 30 years by James "Lil J" Prince has been largely responsible for the careers of Scarface, Devin The Dude, Z-Ro, and others. Despite its portfolio of platinum and gold albums, the label often keeps... Read more

Willie D Reveals The Origins Of Geto Boys’ “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (Audio)

In the last three years, Scarface has had at least two very memorable interview conversations with the Combat Jack Show. In his latest episode, Combat sits down with another high profile Geto Boys member in Willie D. The Houston, Texas native and onetime Rap-A-Lot Records star discusses his views on... Read more

Ever See This 1992 Cypher With Bushwick Bill, Snoop, Scarface, RBX & Big Mike? (Video)

The connections between Death Row and Rap-A-Lop Records run deep, from the top down. Respective label heads Suge Knight and J. Prince have been tight for years and, the labels' artists have collaborated on a number of projects and, in the case of the Outlawz, even been signed to both... Read more

N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton vs. Geto Boys’ Grip It! On That Other Level. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Ever See This 1991 Geto Boys Performance on ‘Yo! MTV Raps’? (Video)

Now that the hopes of a Geto Boys reunion album have been put to rest, fans of the Houston trio are undoubtedly disappointed, but thanks to the glory of the digital age, footage of them performing over the course of their career is perennially available. In this rarely seen clip,... Read more

A Heartfelt Documentary Film On Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Is Fundraising. See The Trailer (Video)

Although he was never a front man in his own group, Bushwick Bill may one of Hip-Hop's most interesting stories. Bushwick Bill (born Richard Shaw), the dancer-turned-MC from platinum Gangsta Rap pioneers the Geto Boys, has been a music mainstay for nearly 30 years. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, raised in... Read more

Scarface Says He Dislikes All Geto Boys LPs & Rap-A-Lot Tried to Ruin His Career

Scarface is gearing up to release Deeply Rooted on September 4. In a career that spans nearly 30 years, it will only be the third time Brad Jordan is releasing a studio release outside of Rap-A-Lot Records (2002's The Fix, 2006's One Hunnid with Tha Product). However, the Houston, Texas... Read more

Scarface’s Deeply Rooted Tracklist Includes Nas, Cee-Lo Green & More

Scarface's twelfth studio album, Deeply Rooted will arrive on September 4. For the second time in Brad Jordan's 25-plus-year career, the MC will release a studio album apart from Rap-A-Lot Records. While the follow-up to 2008's Emeritus may be released on his own Facemob Music imprint, the trimmings of the... Read more

Chris Rivers Diagnoses Mind Playing Tricks On Me With A Vibrant Concept Flip (Audio)

The same week Scarface reveals that he's putting Geto Boys album-reunion plans on ice, Chris Rivers approaches his weekly throwback freestyle, veering to Rap-A-Lot Records' biggest hit. Taking "Mind Playing Tricks On Me," the early twenty-something New Yorker flips the concept of the chorus to make the song about mental... Read more

Scarface Speaks on His Health Problems & The Fans Deciding Against a Geto Boys Reunion Album.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Scarface was hospitalized in his hometown of Houston, Texas. While touring with his longtime group, the Geto Boys, the platinum veteran MC left a date in New Mexico to seek medical attention. Speaking with Rolling Stone this week, 'Face explained. "I was really... Read more

Scarface Has Been Recently Hospitalized, Willie D Comments

In the midst of the latest Geto Boys reunion, Scarface has been hospitalized. The Houston, Texas MC icon was taken to area hospital following June 29's Geto Boys concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Today (July 7), a representative for Sony Red (Rap-A-Lot Records' current distributor) confirmed the reports. Beginning June 30,... Read more

Guerilla Radio: A Pirate FM Station Caught Playing Nothing But Unedited Geto Boys

In the history of Hip-Hop, Houston, Texas' Geto Boys are one of the rawest groups to garner mainstream recognition. Whether the famed trio of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill, or other group members Raheem, Prince Johnny C, Big Mike, or Sir Rap-A-Lot, songs like "Let A Ho Be A... Read more

Scarface Says If Fans Don’t Fund The Geto Boys Album, He’s Out (Audio)

Details emerged yesterday (June 16) surrounding the Geto Boys' eighth studio album, Habeas Corpus. Now outside of the label system, the current lineup of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill turned to fans via Kickstarter, asking $100,000 to produce their first group album since 2005's Top 20 debut, The Foundation. Elaborating... Read more

Geto Boys Break From Rap-A-Lot and Ask Fans For Help Funding Their New Album.

Less than two weeks ago (June 2), it was announced that the Geto Boys are releasing their first album in more than a decade. Coinciding with an upcoming tour, the most successful group lineup of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill announced a series of summer concert dates. It has... Read more

It’s No Mind Trick…The Geto Boys Are Reuniting and Releasing Their First New Album in 10 Years

Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill, collectively known and loved as the Geto Boys, have announced an eighth studio album, with a national tour. Ten years ago, this very news was deemed impossible. Following 2005's The Foundation, a Top 20 debut, the nearly 20-year trio openly announced that the group was... Read more

Do Remember: Geto Boys’ Bring It On, The Ultimate Rap-A-Lot Posse Cut (Audio)

Plenty of Hip-Hop groups have seen lineup changes. Ice Cube famously (and rather loudly) exited N.W.A in 1990 to pursue solo interests away from Ruthless Records. After a fast-track to stardom, Young Jeezy departed from Boyz N The Hood to become a Corporate Thug at Def Jam. Cee-Lo, and later... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Brought Vintage Interviews of Death Row & Bad Boy and Much More (Video)

This week in Hip-Hop video unearthed some extremely rare footage of Biggie, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Suge and Puffy...all in the same room. There were also stellar videos from Talib Kweli, Doppelgangaz, Trae Tha Truth, Slum Village, The Lox, Hi-Tek and Rakim, as well as great pieces on Bushwick Bill and... Read more

Did You Know Bushwick Bill Was Declared Dead for Nearly 3 Hours When He Shot Himself? (Video)

Bushwick Bill has given Nardwaur one of his most fascinating interviews, ever. Bill gives in-depth details on Rap-A-Lot, MC Lyte and Audio Two, his intro on The Chronic and more. However, one of the most incredible revelations is that when Bill shot himself in 1991, he was pronounced dead for... Read more

Want To Hear Unreleased Dopeness From When Death Row & Rap-A-Lot Were Tight? (Audio & Video)

Despite the fact that Rap-A-Lot Records was born in Houston, Texas and Death Row Records was founded by two men from Compton, California, there's been a lot of cross-over. In the mid-1990s, Death Row artists like 2Pac, Danny Boy, and Tha Dogg Pound were cleared to appear on Rap-A-Lot releases,... Read more

Geto Boys Interview + Performance

Even before the death of Eazy-E, it had been nearly four years since N.W.A. was in a room together, amicably—and that was without Ice Cube. Eric B. & Rakim have not done an interview together in over 20 years. There are so many collectives that you cannot get together. It's... Read more