June 16, 2018

Geto Boys - Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly (1998)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Gangsta Rap
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© 1998 Rap-A-Lot Records
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Resurrection was short-lived. After the Geto Boys reunited for a final go-round in 1996, the group fell apart, with Bushwick Bill leaving the band. Willie D and Scarface soldiered on, recruiting DMG to fill the diminutive Bill's large shoes. It doesn't quite work. There are flashes of inspiration throughout Da Good da Bad & da Ugly, but musically and lyrically, it neither has the Geto Boys' signature sound nor an interesting variation on it. Instead, it feels (and looks) like a poor attempt to keep pace with No Limit. Since Scarface and Willie D are better MCs than the average No Limit rapper -- so is DMG, for that matter -- the record works better than the average No Limit album, but feels distressingly anonymous. A few cuts are successful, but the record never gels as a whole, leaving it as a low point in the group's catalog.

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