It’s no secret The Geto Boys are working on a new album, now the legendary crew is turning to their fans to make it happen.
The legendary Houston group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 for their “Habeas Corpus” album.
The Boys are also offering a few wild rewards for those who choose to give including a night drinking on the town with Bushwick Bill, a round of golf with Scarface and even a custom-designed Geto Boys casket.
Geto Boys member Willie D talked with XXL about using crowd sourcing to fund the group’s first album in nine years and said he’s interested to see how many people will put their money where their mouth is.
“We’ve been exploring many possibilities and crowd-funding is 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,” said Willie D. “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 s***. It would just be interesting to see how many people will put something behind that besides just air. That would be very interesting. I know the hardcore Geto Boys fans are gonna rally, I know that for a fact. But it’s gonna be something to see to just see how many other people, if we were to go that route, would jump out there and go, ‘I’m gonna support this because they’re gonna give me what I’m asking for, they’re giving me exactly what I want. This is what I need to get behind, I’m gonna back this.’ So it’d be interesting.”
Here are just some of the perks from the kick-starter campaign:
- HABEAS CORPUS “300” LISTENING PARTY + MEET & GREET – NEW YORK CITY Geto Boys invade New York City for an intimate listening party. Complimentary drinks and light food on us.
- You will receive an autographed copy of our upcoming Geto Boys “Pieces of Insanity” art book. Includes over 75 pieces of artwork created by over 40 artists, inspired by songs and lyrics from the Geto Boy’s album catalogue spanning almost 30 years. Includes meet the artist biographies and exclusive comments.
- BARHOP WITH BUSHWICK BILL
- WILLIE D WILL HOST YOUR PARTY & ENDORSE YOUR BRAND
- PLAY GOLF WITH SCARFACE
- CUSTOM-DESIGNED GETO BOYS CASKET