Till Death Do Us Part (Geto Boys album)

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Till Death Do Us Part
Studio album by Geto Boys
Released March 19, 1993
Recorded 1992-93
Genre Gangsta Rap, Southern hip hop
Length 64:58
Label Rap-A-Lot Records
Producer James Smith, John Bido, N.O. Joe, Tony Randle
Geto Boys chronology
Uncut Dope
(1992)
Till Death Do Us Part
(1993)
The Resurrection
(1996)
Singles from Till Death to Us Part
  1. "Crooked Officer"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Six Feet Deep"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Straight Gangstaism"
    Released: 1993

Till Death Do Us Part is the fourth studio album by the Houston gangsta rap group the Geto Boys, released in March 1993 on Rap-A-Lot Records. Rapper Willie D had left the group in 1992 temporarily to pursue a solo career. In his position, fellow Rap-A-Lot member Big Mike joined Scarface and Bushwick Bill for this album. Till Death Do Us Part became the group's first #1 on the R&B/hip hop charts, and also included the group's second top 40 Billboard Hot 100 single, "Six Feet Deep" (which used a sample from The Commodores' 1977 hit single "Easy"). Other singles released from the album were "Crooked Officer" and "Straight Gangstaism".

Till Death Do Us Part was produced by the Rap-A-Lot in-house producer N.O. Joe. It featured guitar, bass guitar and keyboards by Mike Dean, bass guitar by Roger Tausz, bass guitar and percussion by Preston Middleton, and scratches by DJ Domination. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on May 10, 1993. There is a Chopped & Screwed version by OG Ron C available.

There were four music videos releases for the songs in Till Death Do Us Part, for "Six Feet Deep", "Crooked Officer", "Straight Gangstaism" and "Street Life". The music video for "Street Life" was originally released for the song as an individual single for the soundtrack of the movie South Central and was also added to the album. The album version for "Straight Gangstaism" has two verses by Big Mike and one by his group-mate from Convicts, Mr. 3-2, and it was released as a single to boost Big Mike's popularity as a member of the Geto Boys. To avoid confusion among fans and to improve promotion, the video version (and the radio edit) added a fourth verse by Scarface to the end of the song.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars link
RapReviews (8/10) link
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
The Source 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

# Title Performer (s) Sample(s) Producer Length
1 "Intro" James Smith *"Love Comes in All Colors" by The Staple Singers John Bido 3:33
2 "G.E.T.O." Scarface, Big Mike, Bushwick Bill *"St. Ides Commercial" by Geto Boys and Ice Cube N.O. Joe 3:13
3 "It Ain't" Scarface *"Lonely Town, Lonely Street" by Bill Withers
*Scarface
N.O. Joe 4:40
4 "Crooked Officer" Scarface, Bushwick Bill, Big Mike *"Mind of a Lunatic" by Geto Boys N.O. Joe 3:59
5 "No Nuts No Glory" Big Mike N.O. Joe 3:44
6 "Six Feet Deep" Scarface, Bushwick Bill, Big Mike *"Easy" by Commodores
*"What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye
N.O. Joe 5:24
7 "Murder Avenue" Bushwick Bill - N.O. Joe 4:04
8 "Raise Up" Scarface *Scarface
*"Jackin' for Beats" by Ice Cube
N.O. Joe 3:29
9 "Murder After Midnight" Big Mike, Scarface, Bushwick Bill *"Hard Times" by Curtis Mayfield
*"Another Nigger in the Morgue" by Geto Boys
N.O. Joe 4:17
10 "Straight Gangstaism" Big Mike, Mr. 3-2 *"(You're a Fish and I'm A) Water Sign" by Parliament John Bido and Mike Dean 4:27
11 "Cereal Killer" Scarface *"N.T." by Kool & the Gang N.O. Joe 3:03
12 "This Dick's for You" Big Mike, Bushwick Bill, Scarface - N.O. Joe 5:33
13 "Street Life" Scarface - John Bido 5:21
14 "Bring It On" 2-Low, Seagram, Too Much Trouble, 5th Ward Boyz, Odd Squad, Ganksta N-I-P, DMG, Mr. 3-2, Big Mello, Scarface *"Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)" by Donny Hathaway N.O. Joe 8:14
15 "Outro" James Smith *"Love Comes in All Colors" by The Staple Singers John Bido 1:49

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1993 Till Death Do Us Part 11 1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40
1993 "Six Feet Deep" 40 37 2 34
"Crooked Officer" - 70 4 -

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