The Info List - Scarface (rapper)

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BRAD TERRENCE JORDAN (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name SCARFACE, is an American rapper and music producer. He hails from Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
and is a former member of the Geto Boys
Geto Boys
. He is originally from the city's South Acres (Crestmont Park) neighborhood. In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, while About.com
ranked him #10 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987-2007).


* 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 3 Media appearances * 4 Personal life * 5 Bibliography * 6 Discography * 7 References * 8 External links


Scarface attended Woodson Middle School in Houston
, Texas
. He was brought up as a Christian
, but converted to Islam
in 2006.


He began his career as DJ Akshen (pronounced Action) recording solo for Lil\' Troy 's Short Stop Records, a local label in Houston. After releasing the 12" single "Scarface/Another Head Put To Rest" (1989) produced by Def Jam
Def Jam
Blaster and Bruce "Grim" Rhodes , he would go on to sign with Rap-A-Lot Records and join a group who were collectively known as Geto Boys
Geto Boys
replacing one member who left, and released the group's second album Grip It! On That Other Level
Grip It! On That Other Level
(1989), a highly successful album that garnered the group a large fanbase , in spite of their violent lyrics keeping them from radio and MTV. He took his stage name from the 1983 film Scarface .

In 1992, Scarface appeared (along with Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and Bushwick Bill
Bushwick Bill
) on the Kool G Rap
Kool G Rap
he has produced three tracks on UGK's Underground Kingz including "Life Is 2009," "Still Ridin' Dirty," and "Candy."

Some of Scarface's early music videos ("A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die") featured community activist Quanell X in supporting roles.

In 2008, Scarface collaborated with rapper Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne
on his album Killer on the song "Pillow Talkin'".

Despite limited commercial appeal, he remains out of the norm and uniquely popular amongst those in the industry, and has been described as "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper". On August 6, 2009 Scarface performed at the 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos . In 2005, comedian Chris Rock
Chris Rock
praised Scarface as one of the best three rappers of all time on his list of the Top-25 Hip-Hop Albums ever. "

On June 30, 2010, Scarface announced that he is working on a new album entitled The Habit would include features from John Legend
John Legend
and Drake that was scheduled for release that fall. For one production on the album, Scarface co-hosted a worldwide producer showcase with iStandard from which thousands of producers were considered and after a selection of the top 8, Alex Kresovich was named winner. The album would feature a production from Eminem
. In February 2011, news came that he had been held in jail without bail since September 2010 for failure to pay child support in four different cases. As of August 2011, Scarface was released from jail. In 2012, Scarface collaborated with Ice Cube
Ice Cube
on an Insane Clown Posse
Insane Clown Posse
remix called "Chris Benoit " on The Mighty Death Pop!
The Mighty Death Pop!
's bonus album Mike E. Clark\'s Extra Pop Emporium .


Scarface appeared in the Mike Judge film Idiocracy as a pimp named Upgrayedd. Judge also used the Scarface track "No Tears" and Geto Boys tracks "Still" and "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" in his 1999 movie Office Space . Scarface's track "On my Block" is also featured in the movie My Baby\'s Daddy and the 2016 movie "Neighbors 2 Sorority Rising" .

He has appeared in the two video games: Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Vendetta
and its sequel Def Jam: Fight For NY .

At the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards , he received the I Am Hip Hop award.


Scarface claims to be a cousin of singer Johnny Nash
Johnny Nash

Scarface suffers from severe depression and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder while growing up, which led him to attempt suicide by cutting his wrists and committed several drug overdoses in his youth.


Scarface released his autobiography on April 21, 2015, which details various moments from his childhood, getting his first record deal from Rap-A-Lot , and his tenure at Def Jam South .

* Diary of a Madman (2015)


Main article: Geto Boys
Geto Boys
discography Main article: Scarface discography Geto Boys
Geto Boys

* Grip It! On That Other Level
Grip It! On That Other Level
(1989) * We Can\'t Be Stopped (1991) * Till Death Do Us Part (1993) * The Resurrection (1996) * Da Good da Bad -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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Chronicle . Monday May 2, 2005. A1. Retrieved on February 4, 2009. * ^ "The Source\'s Top 50 Lyricists Of All Time **Complete List Inside**". ThisIs50.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. * ^ "The 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time". Rap.about.com. 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2014-08-09. * ^ Lomax, John Nova. "South Park Monster." Houston
Press . Thursday June 6, 2002. 3. Retrieved on February 6, 2011. * ^ Sean Price Interviews Scarface: They Discuss Religion, Emceeing & Ultimate Rap Collaborations. Hiphopdx.com, 29 October 2012. * ^ https://www.discogs.com/Scarface-Scarface/release/2807034 * ^ "Bruce "Grim Reaper" Rhodes Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06. * ^ "Scarface". Defjam.com. * ^ Reid, Shaheem. (2002-08-16) Scarface Keeps Eye On Future – News Story Music, Celebrity, Artist News. Mtv.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-25. * ^ "Chris Rock\'s Top 25 Hip Hop Albums". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-08-09. * ^ Harper, Rosario. (2010-06-30) Scarface Defends Return From Retirement, "I\'m Stepping Back In On My Terms". Sohh.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-25. * ^ "iStandard Texas
Time – Help
Decide Scarface\'s Next Track / iStandard In Dallas @ TUMS This Week iStandardProducers.com". Blog.istandardproducers.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2014-08-09. * ^ "Prefixmag.com". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. * ^ "Prefixmag.com". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. * ^ * ^ Johnson, Victoria (14 October 2015). "Scarface receives legendary I am hip hop award". TheBoombox . Retrieved 26 October 2016.

* ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Czdg8e8UX4 * ^ "Scarface Talks Solo Album, Geto Boys
Geto Boys
Reunion and Mystery Illness". Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
. July 16, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2016. * ^ "SCARFACE (@BrotherMob)". Twitter. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2015-09-06. * ^ " Facemob Music". Facemob Music. Retrieved 2015-09-06. * ^ "Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap (9780062302632): Brad "Scarface" Jordan, Benjamin Meadows Ingram: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06.