Scarface Announces He’s Running For Houston City Council
For more than 30 years, Houston, Texas has long been a significant player in the Rap music space. Crews ranging from the Geto Boys to Screwed Up Click to Swishahouse have led musical movements far beyond the city. Artists like Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Lil Keke, Mike Jones, Trae Tha Truth, Slim Thug have paved the way for newcomers like Megan The Stallion and Tobe Nwigwe.
However, few H-Town MCs are as recognized as Brad “Scarface” Jordan. A member of the Geto Boys and Facemob, this Hip-Hop veteran has epitomized putting on for one’s city in four different decades. Now, the 48-year-old MC and H-Town stalwart looks to add yet another job title to his extensive resumé.
Today (June 8), Brad Terrence Jordan, born of Houston’s South Acres, officially announced his run for Houston City Council in District D. Brad “Scarface” Jordan is currently accepting donations on behalf of his forthcoming campaign. The announcement comes a year removed from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Councilman Dwight Boykins’ declaration of Brad “Scarface” Jordan Day throughout the city of Houston on June 26.
Regarding last year’s acceptance of the special date, Scarface spoke directly to the people of Houston in a press statement. ‘Face began, “You know me as ‘Scarface,’ but now you get the opportunity to meet Brad Jordan. I’ve done a lot of music and I did a lot of speaking…and I want to let y’all know I’m getting ready to make a super impact in the community because that’s the most important thing to me right now, that’s my passion: to make sure everybody is treated equally, to make sure we get equal justice, to make sure that everybody is on the same level playing field and I hope that you will stand behind me in my positive purpose of making this happen. Thank you to the city of Houston.”
Around the same time last year, Mr. Scarface also joined forces with fellow community chieftains Samuel K. Eaton and Tony Council, P.E. as a founding partner of The Positive Purpose Movement—a non-profit organization founded in 2017 that creates and supports programs for underrepresented communities through education, empowerment, and enrichment.
Further expanding his list of credentials, Brad Jordan began teaching students about the music industry and music business at local Jack Yates High School in March of 2018. In a visit to the school’s cafeteria, Scarface explained to the students, “We’ll learn how to produce, we’ll learn how to write, we’ll learn how to engineer, we will learn how to make videos,” as reported by The Houston Chronicle. “We will learn how to put our music on a platform for sale, and you will be paid for the music if you sell any records.” Face would later return to the school as a guest lecturer.
Scarface’s most recent album, Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files, was released in 2017.