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The Geto Boys were a 1990s gangsta rap group, consisting of Scarface, Willie D.[?] and Bushwick Bill[?]. They are known for ultra-violent (even by 1990s rap standards) lyrical content. Their 1990 debut album, The Geto Boys, had to switch distributors from Geffen[?] to Giant Records[?] due to the song "Mind of a Lunatic"'s graphic portrayal of necrophilia[?] and murder. In the early part of the decade, several American politicians attacked gangsta rappers, including the Geto Boys (though most famously Ice T and 2 Live Crew). Their second album, We Can't Be Stopped[?], continued with the violent subject matter. Sales were raised by a high-profile incident in which Bushwick Bill (actually a midget) lost an eye after being shot in the face by his girlfriend. "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" became a hit in the rap community, though radio stayed far away from anything associated with the Geto Boys. All three members began solo careers, with Willie D. being the only one who actually left the group. Scarface and Bushwick Bill continued on, adding Big Mike[?] for Uncut Dope[?] in 1993 and Makin' Trouble[?] soon after. Willie D. returned for 1995's The Resurrection[?] and 1998's Da Good, Da Bad & Da Ugly[?]. The Geto Boys' popularity was helped somewhat in the mid 1990s by the prominent use of two songs ("Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" and "Still") in Mike Judge[?]'s film Office Space.



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