Review Summary: Classic.
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Robert Christagu: B-
The Source: 3.5 Mics
One of the most controversial hip hop albums of all time. Utilizing the first parental warning sticker (Correct me if I'm wrong) for any album, saying this "Def American Recordings is opposed to censorship. Our manufacturer and distributor, however, do not condone or endorse the content of this recording, which they find violent, sexist, racist, and indecent." basically saying, that this album is the first hip hop that is horrorcore. Since it was so offensive, the album's distributor, "Geffen Records", and their CD manufacturer, "Sony DADC" refused to take any part in it. However, the flack that they caught from critics, definitely does not take away from their talent. As a matter of fact, the Geto Boys were very insightful. Also, keep in mind that this is a remake (a much better one) of their album, "Grip It! On That Other Level". Now for the track by track review.
1. *** Em: The very first song, and basically them calling out the kind of people that they don't like. Classic song. 5/5
2. Size Ain't ***: This next song, is a Buschwick Bill solo, and has him rhyming about, although he may be small, he still is awesome. Classic song. 5/5
3. Mind of a Lunatic: This song has the Geto Boys rhyming about necrophilia. Offensive, but classic song. 5/5
4. Gangsta of Love: This song has the Geto Boys rhyming about how they treat their women. Classic song. 5/5
5. Trigga-Happy Nigga: This song has the Geto Boys rhyming about how they like to use their guns a lot. Classic song. 5/5
6. Life In the Fast Lane: Classic song. 5/5
7. Assassins: This song has the Geto Boys rhyming about how they are assassins. Classic song. 5/5
8. Do It Like a G.O: Classic song. 5/5
9. Read These Nikes: This song has the Geto Boys rhyming about, how they like to put their feet on peoples faces. Classic song. 5/5
10. Talkin’ Loud, Ain’t Saying Nothin: This song has the Geto Boys, rhyming about people that run their mouth, but don't say anything valuable. Classic song. 5/5
11. Scarface: This song is a Scarface solo, and it has him doing his thing. Classic song. 5/5
12. Let a Ho Be a Ho: This song has the Geto Boys rhyming about, the types of females that they don't like. Classic song. 5/5
13. City Under Siege: Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Violent" by 2Pac. 5/5
May be too offensive for some.
Overall I give this album a perfect rating.
3 Best Songs:
2. City Under Siege
3. Trigga-Happy Nigga
3 Weakest Songs:
1. Mind of a Lunatic
2. Gangsta of Love
3. Let a Ho Be a Ho