#ClassicWednesday Pick of the Week – THE BEST OF THE GETO BOYS at 11am on Optimo Radio www.OptimoRadio.com Watch the Geto Boys on Unsung tonight at 7pm cst on TVONE
The long awaited, Houston Rap Book, by our good friends, Peter Beste & Lance Scott Walker, is available for preorder now! This book IS the Houston Rap Scene and anyone who loves Texas rap should have this in their possession. Click the image below to Pre-Order!! “This book defines Houston hip-hop!” – Bun B. “I love it!” – Sarah / colette “As far as ‘Books’ is concerned you have put Houston on tha map! It’s like Church’s Chicken… YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!!!” – Dope E. ABOUT THE BOOK: People ain’t been educated on fightin’ back unless it’s some street shit, like fighting your neighbors or beating up… fighting your family members, killing your best…
Every Wednesday we pay homage to the music that made us who we are and keep our local history alive to share with all those who grew up during it or might just be hearing some of these hits for the first time. This week’s Album of the Week is one that had a huge impact on me and really put me on to Houston rap. The Geto Boys 1993 release, Til Death Do Us Part. This was the first album missing Willie D, who was replaced with Big Mike and really holds his own alongside Scarface and Bushwick. This album features hits like Crooked Officer, Straight Gangsterism, Bring It On and so much more….
As I was scrolling down Facebook this morning, I saw a great post about Scarface, that Chris Rock had said. “Everything Biggie did, everything ‘Pac did, everything Jay-Z does was originally done on the first Scarface album. Biggie kills himself at the end of his first record; well, Scarface did it three years earlier. He was the first guy to do his rhymes in the first person about robbing people and drug dealing; he was the first guy to really talk about being depressed and being institutionalized, and how his mama is scared of him. He is the most underrated rapper of all-time and absolutely in the Top Three. You cannot get to four without mentioning Scarface….