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Scarface (rapper)

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Scarface (born Brad Jordan, November 1969) is a rapper from the United States' deep south, originally known for his work as a member of the Geto Boys. He has since begun a solo career, becoming one of the most popular southern rappers in the business. Recording as Akshen, he began his career recording solo for Rap-A-Lot, a local label in Houston, Texas. In the late 1980s, Scarface joined the Geto Boys as they were forming and released We Can't Be Stopped, a highly successful LP that garnered the Geto Boys a large fanbase, in spite of their ultra-violent lyrics keeping them far from radio and MTV. Scarface soon released his debut solo album, Mr. Scarface Is Back. The album was a success, and Scarface's popularity soon overshadowed the other Geto Boys. Scarface left the group and started released a series of solo albums that kept him in the public view in spite of decreasing sales. He turned this around with 2000's Last of a Dying Breed, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews and sales, and earned him Lyricist of the Year at the Source Awards. In 2002 he released The Fix, the critically acclaimed followup to Last of a Dying Breed.

Discography

  • 1991 - Mr. Scarface Is Back (Rap-A-Lot)
  • 1993 - The World Is Yours (Rap-A-Lot/Priority)
  • 1994 - The Diary (Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe)
  • 1997 - The Untouchable (Rap-A-Lot/Virgin)
  • 1998 - My Homies (Rap-A-Lot/Virgin)
  • 2000 - The Last Of A Dying Breed (Rap-A-Lot/Virgin)
  • 2002 - The Fix (Def Jam South)
  • 2003 - Balls And My Word (Rap-A-Lot)
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