Unkut.com Presents…The Clean-Up Man

Based on my last post, some of you might have me pegged as “another New York addict who hates on the South”, but that’s not exactly true. While there’s not a lot of new stuff outside of the East coast that I’m bumping right at this minute, I’ve been a strong supporter of the the Rap-A-Lot label for years. As the home to the Geto Boys, Houston has produced two of the greatest rappers ever – Scarface and Willie D. Now everyone is pretty familiar with Brad Jordan‘s output, but Will doesn’t seem to enjoy the same recognition, which is a god damn shame in my not-so-humble opinion. Over the years D has released everything from unapologetic social commentary and tough-guy anthems to ill sex raps and even straight-up comedy joints, all recorded in his trademark Shout Rap delivery. Not only that, but his debut album (pictured above) has all the elements required for a classic rap album cover:

1. A chick in a bikini.
2. A punk-ass cop.
3. A dude in a KKK uniform.
4. A shirtless rapper

Here’s a selection of some of D’s finest moments:

“Read These Nikes”

Having boxed and trained with former fight champion Reggie Johnson, not to mention having fought in the First (and only) Annual Rappers Boxing Championship, you know that D’s knuckle game is no joke. This track from the Geto Boys album explains exactly how he gets down when it’s time to start handing out beat-downs. “I don’t give a fuck who you hang with trick/friends ain’t shit when you’re gettin’ your ass kicked!”

“Homie Don’t Play That”

Upping the ante even more, Willie warns pranksters not to fuck with him: “I won’t understand how a man can call a man a bitch or a hoe and be playin’/in my book that’s a no-no, you’re mouth’ll write a check that your ass can’t cash bro”. He also advises the following:

1. Don’t snatch his hat of his head like you’re homies.
2. Don’t greet him with a bump, ’cause you don’t know him.
3. If you don’t have a pussy, don’t even bother him.
4. Don’t even act like you wanna swing (he’s pretty good with them thangs!)
5. Wrastlin’ ain’t masculine.
6. Don’t say you like his new jacket if you’re gonna sound sarcastic.
7. Do not, under any circumstances, compliment his girl, say some dumb shit like “You’ve got a good thing, hold tight, don’t lose her brother”, call her up when he’s not home or try to cop a free feel.

“Bald Head Hoes”

I guess a lot of gals around H-Town had some messed-up haircuts in ’89: “Being bald makes a gal look like a beast/stupid-ass hoes ain’t you heard of grease?” As Willie explains: “I’ve just gotta have a bitch that’s got more hair than me”, which makes sense if you think about it. Anyone who has the video to this song or the 12″ (complete with the clean version – “Bald Head Gals”!) please contact me for a box of Weed Carriers Rap XXL Raps CDs.

“I’m Not A Gentleman”

Without a doubt, the best rap song about male/female relations ever: “Bitches act like they handicapped/want me to open doors, pull-up chairs and all that!”.

“Rodney K”

The Clean-Up Man ethers Rodney King: “Let the white man dress you up then mess you up/I wouldn’t be surprised if he sexed you up/’cause you look like a gay, lettin’ them white folks tell you what to say!”.

“I Wanna Fuck Your Mama”

“What a great adventure/when I make her suck my dick and knock out them dentures”. Is that what they call a “gum-job”? So wrong that it’s gotta be right. Right?

“Welfare Bitches”

Another thing that gets Willie The Kidd vexed is deadbeat welfare cheats. A few years later, when he hosted his own talk-back radio show, D continued to call out everyone that’s feasting on that government cheese.

“Trophy”

Although this track is fifteen years old, not a lot has changed:
“It should be a crime/One sucker gets nominated 5 or 6 damn times
It ain’t that he’s better than the rest/It’s just a damn popularity contest
Or a bribe or a favor/Motherfuckers make a speech and they think that they major”
It might have been a good idea for Kanye to have given this song a listen in between stealing drums off Pete Rock records.

Well that’s a wrap for my week at the Evil Empire (thanks for lookin’ out Brendan). For more of the same, keep your eyes on the prize at Unkut, plus there’s always the occassional update at Weed Carriers. Plus Rafi, Dallas, Bol, Noz, eskay and Joey are always bringing you that quality hipster-free coverage of the wacky world world of rap and beyond. Oh yeah, and RIP Under Tha Radar

  • http://www.ohword.com rafi

    primero!

    great job all week.

  • Drastik Hussain (Dionysus repper)

    1st! Gotta love that album cover!

  • thoreauly77

    byroncrawford.com, hipsterless? sheeit, you know bol sits around in his kid sisters unbuttoned jeans and bumps the taking back thursdays new revenge, reading tigerbeat and getting the pages all sticky. otherwise, good job all week.

  • MrFan

    Muthafuckin Willie D!!!! Now thats what I’m talking about- for this post you have my utmost respect. I feel the same way, man you made my day. “Whats up out of towner? Southern nigga downer- I wish you would bring your muthafuckin ass around here, with that slick shit from your block, you fuck around and get shipped back home to ya momma in a pine box.” – Willie D.

  • UncleJoe

    “Cause we don’t play that shit in 5th ward, we got killas and hustlas and playas to so nigga disregard- what you seein on them western movies, cause yo, I ain’t never rode a horse before- ho think we slow? smash the gas and watch how fast Ill put these hands on yo bitch ass- try to load them dice you’ll meet the gravedigga, cause game recognize game scheisty ass nigga- see I done see fools die for less than a goddamn cigarette butt, for fuckin with my set so get that frown off your face busta Cause your ghetto aint no harder than mine Muthafucka

  • e

    Nice post very original. Scarface is underrated and Willie D is even more slept on.

  • raul

    what year did this come out

  • Bang

    hey, props for this one. you should hold it down here a bit longer, for real

    I mean damn, you were writing more shit here then ya have on unkut for a minute!

  • jon-jon 23

    That’s too real.

  • sandino

    damn son, you were my favorite so far(lupe close second, that gay dude from oakland was wack) Keep ya head up patna

  • http://www.myspace.com/pettie88 LAWRENCE

    they need to make you a permanet blogger on this site….this has to be one of the best posts ever

  • Danja29

    tru… you came thru with quality posts all week. and more productive than alot of xxlmag’s OWN bloggers. heh…

  • Ali

    It might have been a good idea for Kanye to have given this song a listen in between stealing drums off Pete Rock records.

    Telling like it is lmao

  • Enlightened

    Yeah, that’s what up!
    Bald Head Hoes had us torturing girls at school with that song. He made life easy. All we had to do is sing that shit and it was the perfect comeback in any drama!
    Good lookin on the post

  • BatmanLeo1

    Robbie you got alot of respect from me for this blog,i like to c someone give the south most importantly the old school south its just do!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    I Love This One shit me and all my potna’s always cope the Willie D on solo projects. And the Geto Boys was automatic. Even tho’ he make you laugh your ass off he was alot deeper than your average rapper. The things he spoke on made sense before the bling, bling. Food for thought. And rep the south the way I know it. A nigga get they ass whip quick think nigga is slow. I’m surpised this was a good one he deserve more recognition. For just being around this long and legend stauts. Cause he can still kick a tough rhyme. Southwest Ridah in and out!

  • MIC RICH

    Man you get hella cool points for this. i have been wanting to hear bald headed hoes for years you made my day.

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    ALLLREADY!!! THIS DUDE PUT WILLIE D ON HIS POST. GOOD JOB HOMIE.

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    ANYBODY REMEMBER GANKSTA NIP?? HE WAS FROM RAP-A-LOT.

  • I Like Rap

    The video for Bald Head Hoes was on a home video put out by Priority called “Straight from the Streets” I believe. Had a bunch of videos on like Ice Cube, 415, Choice and others. Usually in the cheapie bin at stores trying to get rid of there video tape stock.

  • Big D

    BALC HEAD HOES!! THAT SHIT HAD ME ROLLIN’ ON THE FLOOR.

  • emmanuel

    i’ve been reading xxl since the 9th grade and whomever writes this unkut shit needs to be wrinting a monthly article for xxlmag…seems like willie D is a straight up nigga(never sugar coated)

  • Belize

    B-Eazy

  • chief

    yall muthafuckaz from xxl is getting wize to this shit. Wonderful blog on willie d, i congratulate yall with a box of purp rellos (cigarellos).

  • tim leggett

    the south is ruining the game. the south represents stupidity. name one southern rapper with any lyrical ability. at best, they are a bunch of a-b-c rappers.

  • dollar_wells

    “I wann dive in / and bust a nut on them goddamn Depends” – Props for the IWFYM clip. D was definitely underappreciated in my book, truly the lynchpin on the GBs, but we always rode for D – In high school, we celebrated Wille D day (“November 1, 1966/ A damn fool was born with the mind of a lunatic!”) once, but it ended as well as you’d expect, what with five dumb-ass highschoolers, a case of 40s, and an ill-advised car trip to the weed spot… Good times…

  • HipHopHeadX

    Respect…..

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    PEACE OUT GOOD SHIT!! (NO EX-LAX)

  • Combat Jack

    Good shit dude. Thanks.

  • http://www.jumpoff.tv www.jumpoff.tv

    HAHA, that album cover brings it back. Real grassroots. Looks like it was made on Paintshop.

    CHECK THIS COVER OUT:
    http://www.musicobsession.com/Pictures/g/e/getoboys374197.jpg

  • flava dav

    j. edgar hoover I wish you weren’t dead so I can put a bullet in yo muthafuckin head, goddamn fagget muthafuckin drag queen,I know you put the hit on martin luther king and fred hampton , malcom and the others
    great post——– slept on wille d.

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