Scarface’s Son Has Made An Incredible Sacrifice For His Father

Roughly one year ago, one of Hip-Hop’s living legends revealed that he was fighting for his life. Last October, Scarface, aka Brad Jordan, asked the world for a kidney donation. ‘Face, who had already battled COVID-19 during March of 2020, had endured a fight that was so strong that it led to pneumonia in both of his lungs, kidney failure, a 103-degree failure, and time spent on dialysis. Jordan, who has cataloged many songs about mortality, told his Geto Boys band-mate Willie D, “I been to the point where I felt like I was going to die,” during a live Instagram chat.

Last October, ‘Face asked fans for the kidney he needed to proceed with a transplant. Seeking a B+ blood type, the Houston, Texas-based MC/producer used social media to try and find his donor. Collaborator T.I. stepped in to offer cash incentives to help one of Hip-Hop’s OGs, especially for the South. Days later, Brad told fans that the process had begun for his transplant.

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Today, Hip-Hop has learned that Scarface had a successful transplant. J. Prince—the Rap-A-Lot Records executive who signed Face as a teenager and added him to a revamped lineup of the Geto Boys—posted the news on social media with a photo of Brad Jordan offering a thumbs-up.


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“Congrats to my brother [Scarface and] his son [Chris] for giving his father one of his kidneys. I celebrate with the both of you for being an example of unending love. Chris, a lot of people talk about how much they love your dad, but you have separated yourself from the talkers by your actions. We all salute the both of you and wish you both a speedy recovery,” wrote the Rap mogul-turned-boxing manager and author.

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Kidney failure is a personal issue to Hip-Hop. A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg, M.C. Breed, and Soulquarians member Roy Hargrove have all reportedly passed in connection to the condition. This year, Blackalicious MC Gift Of Gab died, even after receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2020. Former Bad Boy Records star Black Rob suffered a fatal heart attack in April. According to peers, Rob had experienced kidney failure previously. Meanwhile, Freeway has undergone a successful transplant in early 2019.

Despite his time awaiting this transplant, Scarface has been busy in the last year. Earlier this year, he guest-rapped on Devin The Dude’s “Live And Let Die.” He also partnered with fellow GB alum Willie D for a Geto Boys Reloaded podcast, which has published weekly interviews of Mike Epps, 2 Chainz, and J. Prince. In July, he told The Breakfast Club that he would be down to battle peer and collaborator Ice Cube in a new format of Verzuz. This followed a strong 2019 campaign to become Councilman in his Houston district, which ended in a run-off loss.

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Like Scarface’s 2015 Diary Of A Mad Man, J. Prince recently published a memoir, The Art & Science Of Respect—penned with journalist/author Julia Beverly. Although Scarface left Rap-A-Lot more than a decade ago (a company now run by Prince’s own son), the two men maintain a brotherhood. Prince was the debut guest on the Geto Boys Reloaded podcast.

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