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    WARNING: This album is probably way too hard for you. If your familiarity with the Geto Boys ends with the “Feels Good to be a Gangsta” montage in UCSD graduate Mike Judge’s “Office Space,” then you might be slightly out of your element. But if you’re in the mood for some unapologetic Southern gangsta rap, then this is the CD for you.

    Scarface, Willy D and Bushwick Bill have reunited for the first time since 1996 to create The Foundation, and while many come-back albums have failed in hip-hop, the Geto Boys have not disappointed. They have made no attempt to change their style or attitude, producing a CD reminiscent of the mid-’90s. This trio from Houston isn’t for everybody, and if violence and misogyny offend you, you might just want to wait for the next Atmosphere CD.

    “Keeping it real” is an abstract concept often discussed in hip-hop, and it is refreshing to listen to a CD that does just that. This is a strong album all the way through, and it accomplishes this without the stereotypical elements found on every rap album these days (materialism, skits, the obligatory Kanye and/or Lil’ Jon track).

    True fans can rejoice; the Geto Boys have kept it real, and it is definitely worth the wait.

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