Plus, the trio has reunited for a tour.
It’s been years since Southern rap progenitors the Geto Boys have shared a stage, and ten years since they’ve released an album together (2005’s The Foundation). The former will change with a tour that kicks off next week, and the latter might change as well.
“Well, we’re talking about some things, you know what I’m sayin’? We’re getting real close but we haven’t finalized anything as far as a project or a new album is concerned. We’re talking about doing a new album,” Willie D tells XXL, saying that it’s a matter of “getting the paperwork done right so everybody’s on the same page.”
As for crowd-funding the album, as contemporaries De La Soul did earlier this year, Willie D says it’s “not out of the question.”
“It would be interesting to see, though, how many people would actually be willing to put their money where their mouth is. I hear a whole lot, I go on blogs, I’m on Facebook, I’m on Twitter, I’m on Instagram and people talk a whole lot of shit about wanting to hear that music with that message. People talk a lot of shit. It would just be interesting to see how many people will put something behind that besides just air.”
Unsurprisingly, the Geto Boys’ seminal Grip It! On that Other Level placed on FACT’s list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s.