Geto Boys

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Will Geto Boys be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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Man I hope so...this is everybody's favorite rappers favorite rappers yo!!

Posted by Chris on Saturday, 04.28.12 @ 05:07am

...'Geto Boys' WHO...?


Posted by Peter on Thursday, 06.7.12 @ 15:25pm

This group is credited for putting the South on the hip hop music map and inspired a legion of acts.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 16:42pm

Absolutely! Next to Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, and PE, the rap group most deserving this honor. Based on the criteria of originality, musical excellence, and influence, they are a no-brainer. Rap music right now is dominated by southern artists and you can bet that close to 100% would name the GB as a major influence. On top of that, their bluesy beats and vivid, humorous, sometimes over-the-top lyrics won them a loyal fan base and were always well regarded by music critics.

Posted by Sneak on Wednesday, 12.12.12 @ 23:17pm

"Next to Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, and PE, the rap group most deserving this honor."

No. That would be BDP, then Eric B. & Rakim, N.W.A., and possibly EPMD. Not to mention A Tribe Called Quest when they become eligible. However, I would put the Geto Boys near the top.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 12:44pm

N.W.A's defs the most deserving rap snub now.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 13:17pm

I can see how people might have that opinion. But within rap circles, Boogie Down Productions were the more influential and innovative of the two. KRS One is second only to Rakim and Chuck D in terms of influence as an MC, and in terms of quality, Boogie down has at least two classic albums to N.W.A.'s one.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 13:23pm

During the late 80's BDP were actually close to P.E. in popularity. A bit more underground though.

BTW, the FRL should re-open the Rap page or start a new one or something for discussions like this.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 13:26pm

Here you go Chalkie. This was set up just for you.

Posted by FRL on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 13:40pm

What the Hell is that?

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 13:48pm

It's our neglected sister site.

Posted by FRL on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 13:54pm

I know, but... from the looks of it the VH1 Hip Hop honours are even more of a joke than the Rock Hall.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 14:01pm

oh god some of those bloody comments.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 14:06pm

Yes I also highly regard BDP and they definitely also deserve recognition. There is probably some confusion on my part since I sort of consider everything after Criminal Minded to be KRS-One solo.
ATCQ - probably. But in all honesty they had a spotty career.
NWA I'm a little ambivalent about. They made two albums and neither one qualifies as "great". Straight Outta Compton had some great songs definitely but also some definite clunkers. Efin4zaggin was an incredible sounding album full of mostly Parliment/Funkadelic remake songs, with lyrics that were mostly exploitative and empty. 20 years later the songs still sound really great but the lyrics are embarrassingly ridiculous. I stand by what I said about the GB.

Posted by Sneak on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 13:19pm

Man you have to be out of your rabbit mind to think BDP or Tribe Called Quest had more influence on Hip Hop than the Geto Boys!

GB. Put them in. What are you waiting on?

Posted by JMack on Wednesday, 07.31.13 @ 21:16pm

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