The original Ghetto Boys first consisted of Raheem, The Sire Jukebox, and Sir Rap-A-Lot. When Raheem and Sir Rap-A-Lot left the group, the label added DJ Ready Red, Prince Johnny C, and Bushwick Bill.
After receiving very little attention, James Prince put together another new line-up that included Houston natives Scarface and Willie D. He also changed their name to a deliberate misspelling, Geto Boys.
Since the original version of Grip It! On That Other Level is sought after by collectors, here are both of the releases side by side so you can see the differences between the two. The original Ghetto Boys Grip It! On That Other Level is on the left, the Geto Boys Grip It! On That Other Level re-release is on the right.
If you open the jewel case and inspect the linear notes, you will notice that the re-release removed the photo of DJ Ready Red, Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill. Below are scans of the original release on the left, and the re-release on the right.
There are also differences between the rear inserts, such as completely different photos and bar-codes. On the original release seen on the left the album also has no major distribution, but on the re-release on the right there is a Priority Records logo.
The differences between the cd’s also stand out. The original release used a red font, while the re-release used a black font. The matrix/ringcodes are also different. The original ringcode is on the left is: 451-119-003-A 12/01/891. The re-release on the right is: P257190 (V)