Concert preview: Geto Boys bring hip-hop classics to Xclusive Elite

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

The legendary Houston trio, currently comprised of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund recording of a new album, Habeas Corpus, which would be the group's first since The Foundation surfaced in 2005.

On Kickstarter, the Boys expressed interest in ruffling feathers with the new offering, writing, "Like you, we see all the madness going on in the world from terrorism to the economic downturn, to the slew of police shootings, and brutality incidents." For the time being, however, the group's nostalgia-heavy performances have avoided modernity, instead doubling as greatest hits sets anchored by classic tracks like "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" and "Scarface." This ongoing trek is even dubbed the Office Space tour in deference to the 1999 Mike Judge cult film of the same name, which featured "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" in one memorable scene.

With new material far from a sure thing - as of writing this the group was less than a quarter of the way to its $100,000 fundraising goal with just two weeks remaining - and group relations as rocky as ever ("We fuckin' hate each other, man," Willie D said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone), it'd probably be best to catch the crew now rather than banking on a return trip.

Xclusive Elite Entertainment Center

10 p.m. Friday, July 3

1921 Channingway Center Dr., East Side