Inspired by Geto Boys

Inspired by Geto Boys

The influence of Southern rap pioneers the Geto Boys stretches to both U.S. coasts. The group's grim depiction of violence and its fraying effect on mental health can be heard on “Suicidal Thoughts”, The Notorious B.I.G.'s dark meditation on death, while their raw beats and uncompromising lyrical style were also an important precursor to 2Pac's “Trapped”, a stark depiction of police brutality backed by heavy bass and tinkling pianos.

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