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...Within the gangsta rap vogue of the 1990s, the Geto Boys stand in a special cohort. From Houston, Texas, the group was originally formed as the Ghetto Boys in 1986 and released one album, 1988’s Making Trouble, before breaking up...

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Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts has traveled around the world, from Fifth Ward to the Falkland Islands, reporting for the likes of Slate, the New Yorker, and SI.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

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...At the outset of summer in 1990, a Houston gangsta rap group called the Geto Boys was poised to debut its self-titled third album under the guidance of hip-hop guru Rick Rubin. What might have been a low-profile remix release from...

Hip-Hop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Hip-hop can be defined as a mass cultural movement that emerged among black and Latino youth in New York City during the 1970s and has since spread around the world. It is identified by four key elements – breakdancing (a distinctive style...