I will never forget being at the radio station in Meridian and coming across some vinyl from a group called Geto Boys with "Grip It on That Other Level". The music was as hard as they come and featured emcees from Houston who were kicking facts from a place that I had never heard of. I heard many mentions to 5th ward and although I hadn't been at that time. They made me believe that I knew all about the place.

The man behind the discovery of this group was J Prince. He was the man behind  the record label Rap A Lot and this was the first group from the label. While J Prince wasn't really in the forefront other then a few spoken word intros. He was very instrumental in the music that was coming from the label. We have J Prince to thank for introducing us to Scarface, Willie D, Do Or Die and more. He is getting ready to release his first memoir called The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir of James Prince. He stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about the new book and putting a end to the Drake and Pusha T beef.

 

Check out some of the hits from the powerhouse label which is still relevant today with the moves of Drake keeping the name alive with Jas Prince.

 

Geto Boys- "My Mind Playing Tricks On Me":

Big Mike ft. Pimp C- "Havin Thangs":

Do Or Die- "Po Pimp":