The Geto Boys are reuniting for their ninth studio album.
“We’ve done some shows in the last year or so, so we know what we’re doing,” Geto Boys member Willie D says to Rolling Stone. “We know what the fans wanna hear. We got it pretty tight.”
The album, titled Habeas Corpus, will not be released by long-time recording home Rap-A-Lot, but the trio is seeking to fund the album through Kickstarter. The group hopes that incentives ranging from autographs and T-shirts to a golf outing with Scarface and a custom Geto Boys casket will get fans engaged in the project. They are seeking $100,000. The fundraiser is open until July 15.
“I’d like to take credit, but the fans really made it happen,” Willie D says. “It’s hard to get all of us on the same page, ’cause everybody’s always doing their own thing. We are three totally different people.”
Willie D explains that there is still tension between all three members –Scarface, Bushwick Bill and himself – calling their relationships “volatile.”
“We fuckin’ hate each other, man,” he says. “The Geto Boys, man, we’re that family that can’t stand each other, but love each other. That’s us. Family’s family, man. ‘I can’t stand that motherfucker. I wanna kill him.’ Yeah man, but you can’t do that do your family.”