Geto Boys' Founding Member DJ Ready Red Happens
Willie D announced the news on Instagram video and he said you called him a pioneer would be an "understatement."
A founding member of the Geto Boys, DJ Ready Red, has died. According to an Instagram video posted by fellow Geto Boy Willie D, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday (August 24).
"Bad news," he says. "DJ Ready Red passed away today of an apparent heart attack. Red was the Geto Boys' first DJ and producer. He gave us our sound. He was responsible for the greater part of the production in the decade of stuff and all of the production of my first album of the Dispute.
"To say that it was a pioneer would be an understatement. Red was ahead of its time. There are a lot of producers today are to eat out-of-Network and not even know why their stomachs are full."
#RIP DJ Ready Red
A post shared by Willie D (@williedlive) on August 24, 2018 at 3:44pm PDT
The Houston-bred Geto Boys, was founded in the late '80s and became a badge of the artist from Rap-a-Lot Records. Red produced in the group's first three albums, including 1988 to Make Problems, 1989 Grip! On That Level, and 1990 official self-titled debut album of The Geto Boys.
In recent years, the Red was noticeably absent from Geto Boys meetings, something that is explained on the Murder Master Music Show 2013.
"I was an artist and producer [Rap-a-Lot Records]," he began. "In the beginning, we all paid evenly split in four ways. When I came back, I was offered to do shows for like $100-$200. I was thinking, 'y'all must be crazy because I started this thing, and you are trying to do to me like that,' because I would never do, and you like that. I left [the group] because I got tired of the B. S. that was going on.
"I got up from my land ... I regret all these years later, because I see that nothing has been accomplished. J. [Prince] still has all the money. Everyone has been through something to deal with the registration of the company and no one has anything. I'm glad to have gone."
Condolences have begun to pour into a medium of social communication.