Grip It! On That Other Level
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|Grip It! On That Other Level|
|Studio album by Geto Boys|
|Released||March 12, 1989|
|Genre||Hip hop, gangsta rap , horrorcore|
|Producer||DJ Ready Red
|Geto Boys chronology|
Original album artwork
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Grip It! On That Other Level is the second album by the Houston hip hop group, the Geto Boys, then known as the Ghetto Boys. Following the disappointing results of the group's first album, Making Trouble, Rap-A-Lot Records replaced the original rapping members, Sire Jukebox and Prince Johnny, with Scarface (then known as Akshen) and Willie D, who joined previous members Bushwick Bill and DJ Ready Red. Grip It! was considered[by whom?] the group's breakout album, and caught the attention of the super-producer Rick Rubin, who remixed ten of the album's twelve tracks (all except "Seek and Destroy" and "No Sellout") for the group's 1990 album The Geto Boys. The album includes the single "Do It Like a G.O.", as well as other popular tracks like "Mind of a Lunatic", "Size Ain't Shit" and "Gangsta of Love".
The album caused controversy because of its violent and misogynistic content. Attention increased with the release of the remixed The Geto Boys album, which saw activist groups unsuccessfully trying to ban the album. The album continued to pioneer the horrorcore hip hop style with songs such as "Mind Of A Lunatic" and "Trigga-Happy Nigga", according to Insane Clown Posse member Violent J, who was influenced by the Geto Boys.
In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums and also awarded five mics.
|1||"Do It Like a G.O."||DJ Ready Red||Bushwick Bill, Willie D, Scarface, DJ Ready Red|
|2||"Gangsta of Love"||Prince Johnny C||Willie D, Scarface|
|3||"Talkin' Loud Ain't Saying Nothin'"||DJ Ready Red||Scarface, Bushwick Bill, Willie D|
|4||"Read These Nikes"||DJ Ready Red||Willie D|
|5||"Size Ain't Shit"||DJ Ready Red||Bushwick Bill|
|6||"Seek and Destroy"||John Bido, Doug King||Scarface|
|7||"No Sellout"||DJ Ready Red||Willie D, Scarface|
|8||"Let a Ho Be a Ho"||DJ Ready Red||Willie D|
|10||"Life in the Fast Lane"||DJ Ready Red||Scarface|
|11||"Trigga-Happy Nigga"||DJ Ready Red & John Bido||Scarface, Bushwick Bill, Willie D|
|12||"Mind of a Lunatic"||Doug King||Bushwick Bill, Scarface, Willie D|
|Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums||19|
- AllMusic review
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