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Willie D Video Reminds Us How Brutally Funny His Lyrics Were (MUST WATCH!!)

Scarface may be considered the overall king of the south, but Willie D is the undisputed cuss down king. And in case you forgot just how “Laugh out loud” funny he can be, here is a video compilation of some of his best moments. From the hardcore take down of fellow Rap-A-Lot label mate Choice, to his verbal assault on police brutality victim Rodney King, Uncle Willie has never been one to mince his words.

Uber-feminists and politically correct individuals who are easily offended might want to turn back now, Willie ain’t no joke. You’ve been warned!

 

Willie D – Controversy – (1989 Rare – OOP)

In 1988, Rap-A-Lot Records founder James Prince decided to invest his full budget and attention towards the Ghetto Boys, as he saw them as the most promising music-act on his label.

After the criticism and commercial failure of the original group’s debut album “Making Trouble”,  J. Prince felt that the Ghetto Boys, and ultimately “the Rap-A-Lot brand” needed to go in a different direction and so a line-up change was decided. Jukeboxx left the group while DJ Ready Red and Bushwick stayed on with Prince Johnny C stepping back into a production based role. Prince felt that the original groups rapping styles where too similar to artists from New York and this was something he wanted to move away from in favour of a more hard edged sound.

Willie D (known then as Willie Dee), was already signed to Rap-A-Lot as a solo artist, but was added to the group at the request of J Prince. Willie would later reveal that he was initially reluctant to join the fold as he wanted to make a solo album. Willie did eventually get his wish, releasing his debut album Controversy in December of 1989.

Controversy contains an original version of “Do It Like it G.O,” featuring Prince Johnny C and Sire Jukeboxx. It was later re-recorded and featured on the Geto Boys’ 1989 album, Grip It! On That Other Level, with Scarface and Bushwick Bill replacing the lines of Johnny C and Jukeboxx.

Controversy is somewhat of a Rap-A-Lot collectors item. The very first pressings are extremely rare and can be identified by the slight title text differences on the albums cover. The original reads: “Featuring The Ghetto Boys” while the reissue has the more well known “Geto Boys” spelling. However the reissues are still pretty rare and fetch a decent price.

EXECUTIVE  PRODUCER: Lil James Prince
PRODUCERS: Ready Red / Prince Johny C
ENGINEER: Doug King
MIXED BY: Cliff Blodget

 

Melle Mel VS Willie D – Classic Hip Hop Boxing Event (Rare Footage From 1992)

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“Rare Footage” – Geto Boys’ Willie D Knocks Out Melle Mel At The 1992 Rappers Annual Charity Boxing Event In New York.

The annual Rappers Charity Boxing event pitted rappers with boxing skills against rivals from opposite coasts. I missed it’s initial airing but caught highlights of it on a British hip hop/dance music show called Dance Energy, hosted by TV/radio presenter Normski.

Since then stories of what went down at this event have become legendary. Some of it is exaggerated and some of it is just plain nonfactual.

 

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Tim Dog was scheduled to take on Dope E from Rap-A-Lot group The Terrorists, but Tim never showed up, so Freddie Foxxx had to step in as a replacement. After pummelling Spook Blunt of the group True Culture, Foxxx went on to take out Dope E by unanimous decision, winning both the heavy weight and super heavyweight titles.

In a later interview Freddie called-out the author of “Fuck Compton” for fronting on the event, saying something about “rappers who make records like “Step To Me” but can’t even step into the ring.”

Melle Mel Vs Willie D

Lets just say Melle Mel gets “the message” when Willie “drops them 5th Ward B’s on him…”

Do you remember this event? Leave a comment below

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