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 a wrap. Even less than 13 months ago, Scarface told AllHipHop.com, “We ain’t doing no album. That’s out. Fuck that. Not [an album] with me.” Scarface continued, “Will and Bill can do that shit, but I’m out.” Clearly, the GB’z can’t be stopped.
The Geto Boys are now launching their Office Space Tour June 7 in Washington, D.C. With a tongue-in-cheek reference to the cult classic film bearing the same name (which contributed in a renaissance of sorts to the group, thanks to the soundtrack’s inclusion of “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta” and “Still“), the tour will bring the Houston trio to 22 cities, with supporting act Yung Nino along for the ride.
While most highly recognized for their 1991 single “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” the Rap-A-Lot Records group’s discography stretches back to the mid-1980s, as they entered the game with debut full-length Making Trouble. They released five more albums in the same number of years providing along the way some of Hip-Hop’s most memorable hardcore lyrics and imagery (see: We Can’t Be Stopped).
In the last 25 years, personnel challenges have seen Willie D’s exit and subsequent return, along with exit of founding member DJ Reddy Red, and later addition Big Mike. Since The Foundation, ‘Face, Willie, and Bill have done spot dates together. Additionally, Scarface and Willie worked together on “Hooziez,” a protest record to the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Check out the video below to watch a Geto Boys-assisted sequence from Office Space and check out the full list of tour dates after the break.