VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS
Geto Boys- Reunion Tour- Scarface, Willie D, Bushwick Bill
Big Lo, Cut Throat, Sincere, Mz Serious
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
Doors 7:30 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 18 and over
Geto Boys- Reunion Tour- Scarface, Willie D, Bushwick Bill
Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill are the founders of Southern rap and is considered one of the greatest musical groups of all time. The Geto Boys' lyrics push reality rap themes to extremes. They are credited for having inspired a legion of acts, including 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Eminem, UGK, T.I., Goodie Mobb, OutKast, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Z-Ro, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Juvenile, Mystikal, Esham and Insane Clown Posse.
In the early 1990s, several American politicians attacked rap artists associated with the sub-genre gangsta rap, including the Geto Boys. A high-profile incident in which Bushwick Bill lost an eye in a shooting was indicative of the group's 1991 album, We Can't Be Stopped. The album cover features a picture of the injured Bushwick being carted through a hospital by Scarface and Willie D. The album featured the now classic single, "Mind Playing Tricks On Me", which became a big hit and charted at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After Willie D left the group, Scarface and Bushwick Bill continued with the Geto Boys with the addition of Big Mike who made his debut appearance with the group on 1993's album, Till Death Do Us Part. Although Till Death Do Us Part was certified gold, it was not as well received by fans as Willie D's shoes proved too big to fill. Subsequently, Big Mike was dropped and Willie D returned for 1996's critically acclaimed The Resurrection, and the 1998 follow-up Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly, of which Bushwick Bill was not a part. After seven years on hiatus, the group reunited to record its seventh album, The Foundation, which was released on January 25, 2005 to wave reviews.
The Geto Boys' songs have placed in several movies, most notably Mike Judge's cult classic film Office Space which included "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta" from Till Death… and "Still" from The Resurrection. The song "Mind of a Lunatic" has been covered by many recording acts including Marilyn Manson in 2003, as a B-side off the album The Golden Age of Grotesque. The single "Damn it Feels Good To Be A Gangsta" has also been covered by the band Aqueduct and country singer Carter Falco.
Although the band rarely releases albums or perform together, they are said to be in talks to record a new album and are currently performing spot dates in select cities. Recent shows include ICP's The Gathering of the Juggalos Festival in Cave Rock, Illinois and Return of the Legends with Ice Cube in Detroit. They will perform in San Antonio at Backstage Live on December 21st for a concert and party entitled, "End of the World." Assuming the world doesn't end, they will hit the stage in Austin, Texas at Emo's East on January 26, 2013. The show will be streamed live Pay-Per-View to a worldwide audience.
"The shows that we're doing are really fan appreciation styled, said Willie D. It's unfortunate that we've performed less than ten shows together in the past ten years. Since we're only doing select dates and won't be playing abroad any time soon, the live streaming will give our fans around the world a deserved opportunity to experience what it's like to witness a GB performance in real time action."
Despite or perhaps because of the Geto Boys' lack of a touring schedule, album releases and aloofness they remain strongly in demand.
James Lopez, better known by his stage name Big Lo (born October 9, 1982), is a Spanish-American Hip-Hop emcee and producer now residing in Pensacola, Florida. Big Lo’s music has been described as containing “a balanced number of samples to ride with his at times comical yet seriously hardcore flow.” (Duss Rodgers, The Music Biz Buzz) It has been further noted that within Big Lo’s music “realism and knowledge is delivered effortless with ever flowing cascades of fresh rhymes and cuts.” (HipHopHotSpot.com) Big Lo is best known for collaborations with underground Hip-Hop luminaries Vast Aire, Tonedeff, and Beretta 9/Kinetic 9 of Killarmy, his mixtape First Priority (2008) hosted by Shadyville/G-Unit’s DJ Epps, as well as his critically acclaimed live performances. Over the past five years Big Lo has performed all over the Southeast United States including stops in major markets including Orlando for Florida Music Festival in 2007 and 2008, Miami for Sony Music’s Krib.Tv, and Atlanta for the 2006 Revolution Break Battle. Additionally, in 2009 Big Lo rocked the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City for MEANY Fest and since has opened for Lil Kim and Nappy Roots at Pensacola’s Vinyl Music Hall. Considering Big Lo’s live performance, music critics have remarked, “Equipped with minimalist attire, the Pensacola artist fired machine-gun alliteration paired with Shakespeare- sharp depth of content that set fire throughout the venue’s performance room.” (Michael L. Smith, Take Cover and Shoot/Pensacola News Journal) Moreover, it was stated that, “He [Big Lo] had conviction in his eyes…standing out from today’s mainly commercial brand of Hip-Hop.” (Alicia Lyman, Orlando City Beat) Throughout his career Big Lo has released three studio albums (Where Am I Going?, Mindstate: Freedom, and The Plague) and has been featured on a multitude of mixtapes. Big Lo has also released videos for the songs “Come on Down” featuring DainjaRuss, “Good Music”, “More Like” featuring Tommy 2 Face, “Inception”, and “Peace is for Buddhists” featuring Inferno. He is preparing to release his fourth studio album, Magnum Opiates, in early 2013.
Somewhere along the line the art-form of Hiphop has diverged from the lyrically grown roots which powered the locomotive Golden Era of the Emcee. Drawing on the raw emotion of "roots" blues, the subtlety of lounge jazz, and the chaotic energy common in 1990's Seattle, Sincere Logic hopes to bring some small measure of focus back to a distracted genre.
Growing up around music, he absorbed every stray note that echoed from the vinyl, until eventually he took in so much that music began to overflow. It is this excess musical that helps to fuel the lyrical driven performances that have become a staple of Sincere's arsenal.
Whether performing an acoustic set with Diego Sans, rocking a high octane Proposition Swagg show with Rello, Crazee the Phlowbird, Hogg, Jake, and Luck, or simply reciting parking lot poetry, you can always rely on an unadulterated and unrivaled passion for the art.
Eboni Jenkins, also know by her stage name, Mz.Serious is a indie Hip hop artist from down south in Pensacola,Fl. At a early age she began writing poetry, but she didn't start writing hip hop lyrics until 2003 when asked by a friend to feature on a song. Her love for every genre of music including rock,pop,country,and R&B sheds light on writing exciting and spicy lyrics.
Her music mostly potrays her adventures of living on the Florida coast.Her debut album titled "Serious Business" will be released summer of 2013. She has her own originality and style with often being quoted for saying "I don't do baby doll raps". She is currently under the guidance of Southern Goon Ent.
* General Admission * Standing Room Only- Any Available Seating Will Be On A Strictly First Come/ First Serve Basis * 18+ * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 *
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