Classics Discussion: Geto Boys

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Which of these Geto Boys albums are classic?

Poll closed Feb 1, 2016.
  1. Making Trouble: YES

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Making Trouble: NO

    66.7%
  3. Grip It! On That Other Level: YES

    72.2%
  4. Grip It! On That Other Level: NO

    13.9%
  5. We Can't Be Stopped: YES

    55.6%
  6. We Can't Be Stopped: NO

    22.2%
  7. Till Death Do Us Part: YES

    44.4%
  8. Till Death Do Us Part: NO

    38.9%
  9. The Resurrection: YES

    36.1%
  10. The Resurrection: NO

    44.4%
  11. Da Good, Da Bad & Da Ugly: YES

    2.8%
  12. Da Good, Da Bad & Da Ugly: NO

    63.9%
  13. The Foundation: YES

    11.1%
  14. The Foundation: NO

    58.3%
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  1. Inspect Her Deck

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    Ok so some of y'all will be familiar with a project I'm deciding to run. I made this thread: The Official 'Classic Album' Discussion Thread, trying to reach a conclusion as to what defines a classic album. After much discussion, I am running with this definition personally, so take it as you will when you consider your classic albums. But this definition in particular was most agreed upon.

    Classic: 1. An album considered by consensus of the core hip hop community to be of the highest quality (doesn't have to be perfect or flawless, just an album that the consensus deems the shyt).
    2. Assuming that condition 1 is met, is this an album that has stood the test of time amongst the core hip hop community? Is that an album still held in high regard, still referenced at least ten years after its release? By a consensus of the hip hop community?


    Props to @mobbinfms for the definition and also for his help generally in helping me with ideas to create these threads.

    So I'll be going through one artist per day, and I will list out all their discography or close to all of it until the year 2005, as we decided that an album needs at least 10 years of existence before it can be called a classic or not.

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    To help bring even more attention to these threads, I'm gonna create a hashtag (again props to mobbinfms for the idea) and I urge you guys to click on the tag and click on the option to watch the tag.

    Here it is: #coliclassics

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    We got the Geto Boys for this one! Let's get to it.

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    I will be making a POLL. For each album I will present a YES or NO option so if you think that particular album is a classic, you click 'yes' on the poll for THAT album and vice-versa. The acceptance rate for an album to be deemed a CERTIFIED classic is 80%.

    If you don't think an album is a classic, DO NOT LEAVE THE POLL BLANK. You vote NO for that album instead so at least we register your vote.

    I will NOT count any comments in the thread as votes, you must use the poll. The comments section should be used for discussion only.


    Tagging some mods:

    @FreshAIG @That Singer Guy... @hustlemania @houston911 @SoulController
     
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    Voted for Grip It! and We Can't Be Stopped

    #coliclassics
     
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    :wtf:

    am I the only one voting today?
     
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    bump
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    Just Grip It.
    I've never heard We Can't Be Stopped though :snoop:
     
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    you haven't heard it...so you voted no?

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    I really liked Resurrection in 96, but I fee that album's been completely forgotten :mjcry:
    And when it gets mentioned on here, people just shyt on it :mjcry:
     
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    Yeah. I haven't heard Making Toruble either.
    I'm going off my view of the consensus. That album just isn't talked about.
     
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    I voted for The Resurrection.
     
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    I never heard Good Bad Ugly in full either. I listened at a Tower Records listening station track by track. Thought what I heard was really wack. Heard bad things about the album. Never copped.
     
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    hmm

    well idk, but you're aware that Another ****** in the Morgue and more importantly, Mind Playing Tricks on Me are on that album?

    Those were huge songs.

    If I'm not mistaken, isn't this the album that put them on the map? Or was it Grip It?
     
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    I feel as a group they don't have that consensus classic. I'm a big fan of We Can't Be Stopped and voted yes though. Til Death Do Us Part and Resurrection are great albums but not classic. I bought Grip It! back when The Source re-miced it to 5 but I don't see how it was rated that highly. It's my least favorite out of the Geto Boys albums I had.
     
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    I think Grip It! is that consensus classic tbh

    We Can't Be Stopped is more debatable but has classic songs

    The rest is obviously nah, as you said, great albums but not classic

    But if The Coli don't give this group 1 classic...
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    Mind Playing tricks on me is one of the greatest songs ever. And that song dominated radio in CA in 1991.
    What makes you say Another in the Morgue was a huge song?
    Grip it put them on the map to the hip hop audience. We Can't Be Stopped they got much bigger because of Minds Playing tricks on me. Which was the only single for the album I believe.
     
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    I always hear that track being brought up. Idk about HUGE on that same level as Mind Playin' Tricks but it's up there. Anyway this album is definitely more debatable than Grip It, which I feel is definitely deserving of a classic label.

    If I get more than 10 votes on this poll I'll be shocked lol.
     
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