Quickie - Geto Boys - We Cant Be Stopped
Label: Rap-A-Lot Records - 03474 41992 2 5 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Gangsta
While significant buzz had been building around Houston rap group the Geto Boys from their earliest days, the trio arrived worldwide with their third studio album, 's We Can't Be Stopped. Boasting one of the most painfully raw record covers of all time a semi-staged photo of Willie D. The drug dealing, street violence, and graphic sexual content that flowed through earlier albums showed up even more sharply, and as the group's infamy grew, they doubled-down on unrepentant vulgarity and confrontation.
They went after a music industry Yesterdays Gone (2006 Orekid Remix) - Orekid - Yesterdays Gone (2006 Remixes) was trying to erase them on the ferocious title track as well as on the more light-hearted "Trophy"Quickie - Geto Boys - We Cant Be Stopped religious groups, censorship-happy government agencies, and even their original label, which considered their records too offensive to distribute.
A hurricane of energy and aggression, the trio sound emboldened by the controversy and take on their detractors with middle fingers waving in the air.
Crude production and sometimes imprecise flows just add to the rough-hewn power of the record. Nowhere does the group cohere as strongly as on what became a ubiquitous anthem to paranoia and psychosis, "Mind's Playing Tricks on Me. A perfect storm of Für Elise - Richard Clayderman - In Concert performances and dark production, the song conveyed desperation and swagger in equal parts and would remain one of the best and most lasting hits of '90s gangsta rap.
Even somewhat dated filler tracks or cartoonish sex raps Bushwick 's plodding "The Other Level" can't detract from the overall experience. We Can't Be Stopped remains their most visceral work, rising to platinum success against the odds and inspiring innovation in the genre with its powerful and distinctively Southern perspective on what rap could be.
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