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Grip It! On That Other Level
Grip It! On That Other Level
Studio album by Geto Boys

Released

12 March 1989

Recorded

1988-1989

Genre

Hip hop, Southern hip hop, gangsta rap, horrorcore

Length

54:03

Label

Rap-A-Lot

Producer

DJ Ready Red, Doug King, John Bido, Prince Johnny C

Geto Boys chronology

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Making Trouble (1988)

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The Geto Boys (1990)

Grip It! On That Other Level is the second studio album by American hip hop group Geto Boys (then known as Ghetto Boys), released in 1989 by Rap-A-Lot. Following the disappointing results of the group's first album, Rap-A-Lot CEO James Prince replaced two of the group members, Prince Johnny C and The Sire Jukebox, with Scarface (then known as DJ Akshen) and Willie D, who joined the original members Bushwick Bill and DJ Ready Red. The majority of the album's tracks were produced by DJ Ready Red, and much of the album's lyrical content deals with violent and misogynistic topics, which would later be credited for pioneering the horrorcore hip hop subgenre. 

Upon its release, Grip It! On That Other Level reached number 166 on the Billboard 200 chart, and number 19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The song "Do It Like a G.O." was the album's only single used for promotion and was released with an accompanying music video. Grip It! was well-received in the hip hop community, and was considered to be the group's breakout album, as it gave them national exposure and eventually sold 500,000 copies. A year after its release, Rick Rubin remixed 10 of its tracks for the 1990 Geto Boys remix album The Geto Boys. In 1998, The Source magazine included Grip It! on their 100 Best Albums list, and in 2002, they give it the perfect five mic rating.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Do It Like a G.O." Bushwick Bill, Willie D, Scarface Dennis, Jordan, Leysath, Shaw DJ Ready Red 4:34
2. "Gangsta of Love" Scarface, Willie D Dennis, Johnny C, Jordan, Prince Johnny C 5:41
3. "Talkin' Loud, Ain't Saying Nothin'" Bushwick Bill, Willie D Dennis, Jordan, Leysath, Shaw DJ Ready Red 5:07
4. "Read These Nikes" Willie D, Bushwick Bill Dennis, Leysath DJ Ready Red 3:40
5. "Size Ain't Shit" Bushwick Bill Jordan, Leysath, Shaw DJ Ready Red 3:39
6. "Seek and Destroy" Willie D, Scarface Bido, Jordan, King John Bido, Doug King 3:30
7. "No Sell Out" Willie D Dennis, Leysath DJ Ready Red 4:38
8. "Let a Ho be a Ho" Willie D Dennis, Leysath DJ Ready Red 4:31
9. "Scarface" Scarface Bido, Jordan John Bido 5:05
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" Scarface Jordan, Leysath DJ Ready Red 3:15
11. "Trigga Happy Nigga" Bushwick Bill, Willie D, Scarface Bido, Dennis, Jordan, Leysath, Shaw DJ Ready Red, John Bido 4:46
12. "Mind of a Lunatic" Bushwick Bill, Willie D, Scarface Dennis, Jordan, King, Shaw Doug King 5:24

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