Among the first hip-hop stars from the American South (although three of four members in the classic lineup came from the East Coast), the Geto Boys are famous as one of the raunchiest, hardest, and most soulful groups in the genre. On Grip It! On That Other Level (1989 Rap-A-Lot) and The Geto Boys (1990 Rap-A-Lot/Def American), Bushwick Bill, Scarface, and Willie D deliver unhinged, exaggerated, hilarious raps over DJ Ready Red’s incongruously gorgeous, comforting music.
Collins Leysath, better known as DJ Ready Red, was born and raised in New Jersey and first encountered hip-hop at block parties in the Bronx. He moved to Houston to be near his sister and... Read More