Geto Boys Recap
Geto Boys and Company Play Mind Tricks at Emo’s
By Andrew Osegi, 10:10AM, Mon. Sep. 16, 2013
Legendary hip-hop group Geto Boys visited Emo’s last Friday here in Austin, TX with fellow artists Krypol Haze and Riders Against the Storm. In a celebration of hip-hop and dance, these talented musicians performed some of their greatest hits in front of hardcore loyalist and the Austin hip-hop community.
Local MC Kyrpol Haze opened the concert with a heavy dose of base and rhyme. Originally from Austin, Krypol performed songs from his self-titled debut album to animate the growing crowd. His cool, southern flow made for a great opening selection.
Next up was Riders Against the Storm, A husband-wife hip hop duo originally from Providence, RI. Accompanied by a stellar band, the group electrified Emo’s crowd with its unique blend of dance, funk and hip hop tunes. Their musical mission is to focus on the art of bringing people together and capturing the “essence of ceremony” through their signature performances.
The Geto Boys closed the venue that night as the final performance. The influential rap group is originally from Houston, Texas (1986) and is known for popularizing the southern rap style many artists have adopted today. Notoriously known for their explicit lyrical content, fueled by controversial social politics in the early 90’s, the Geto Boys helped pioneer gangster rap’s push to create “music with a message.”
Longtime members Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill had the crowd bumping to their old-school tunes. The group put on an energetic show and advocated the support of conscience hip hop to new and longtime fans alike- a true testament to the strength of hip hop deep in the heart of Texas.