IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 17, 1988 THE GETO BOYS RELEASED THIER DEBUT ALBUM MAKING TROUBLE

Making Trouble

Making Trouble is the debut album by the American hip-hop group the Ghetto Boys. The group originally consisted of Bushwick Bill, DJ Ready Red, Sire Jukebox and Prince Johnny C. Following the release of Making TroubleRap-A-Lot Records dropped Sire Jukebox and Johnny C from the group, and added Scarface and Willie D.

Making Trouble1991 reissue cover

Makingtrouble.jpg

Studio album by Ghetto Boys

ReleasedFebruary 17, 1988

Recorded1987

GenreGangsta raphorrorcorehardcore hip hopSouthern hip hop

Label Rap-A-Lot

Producer

  • Ghetto Boys
  • Cliff Blodget
  • Karl Stephenson

Ghetto Boys chronology

Making Trouble (1988)

Grip It! On That Other Level (1989)

Professional ratings

Review scores Source Rating

AllMusic

Rap Reviews(2.5/10)

 The Rolling Stone Album Guide

Making Trouble received little attention, negative reviews, and is often forgotten in the midst of the group’s later successful, acclaimed and controversial albums.

Style and influence

The group used a style of rap similar to Run-DMC at this time as opposed to the more hardcore rap style that Scarface and Willie-D provided in later albums. Insane Clown Posse‘s Violent J, who was influenced by the Geto Boys, regards the song “Assassins” as the first horrorcore song ever recorded. It was covered by Insane Clown Posse on their 1999 album The Amazing Jeckel Brothers.

Track listing

#TitleTime(s)

1″Making Trouble”5:19

2″Snitches”2:43

3″Balls and My Word”3:50

4″Assassins”5:45

5″Why Do We Live This Way”6:53

6″I Run This”4:20

7″No Curfew”3:36

8″One Time Freestyle”3:26

9″Geto Boys Will Rock You”3:45

10″You Ain’t Nothin'”2:46

11″The Problem”2:58

Personnel

Ghetto Boys

  • Prince Johnny C. – vocals, production
  • The Sire Jukebox – vocals, production
  • DJ Ready Red – vocals, turntables, production

Additional personnel

  • Karl Stephenson – production, sampling
  • Cliff Blodget – production

References

  1. a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 329ISBN 0-7432-0169-8rolling stone geto boys album guide.
  4. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin (2003). “The Dark Carnival”. In Nathan Fostey (ed.). ICP: Behind the Paint (second ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 174–185ISBN 0-9741846-0-8.
  5. ^ Weingarten, Christopher (October 28, 2011). “Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J Picks 11 Horrorcore Classics”Spin. Retrieved 4 November 2011.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s