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J. Prince Reveals The Original Plan For Scarface & Tupac’s “Smile” (Video)

J. Prince has shunned the spotlight for much of Rap-A-Lot Records' 32 years of business. The label's founder, the man born James Smith, has gone public in a very big way this year. The Houston, Texas native published his memoir The Art And Science Of Respect. Right as the text... Read more

Houston’s Mayor Declares June 26 Brad “Scarface” Jordan Day (Video)

For many Hip-Hop fans, the music of Scarface and the Geto Boys helped give the city of Houston, Texas an identity in music. Since the late 1980s, Brad Jordan's accounts of H-Town's Southside and its Fifth Ward showed the city's dangers as well as its triumphs. Thirty years into a... Read more

Scarface Is Teaching High School Students About The Music Business

For more than 30 years, Scarface has recorded some of the most compelling Hip-Hop music in the genre. In 2018, Brad Jordan is passing on what he's learned and teaching some tricks of the music trade to students at Houston, Texas' Jack Yates High School. There, the multi-platinum member of... Read more

Scarface Rates The D.O.C.’s Rhymes Higher Than His Own (Video)

In the "Rate The Bars" series, guests on the video program are challenged when they are provided excerpts of verses from peers who often happen to be homies, band-mates, or nemeses. It is a test of objectivity set against the craft of MC'ing. This has led to some memorable appearances,... Read more

Scarface’s Life Story Is Told Against The Soundtrack Of His Latest Song (Video)

Plenty of Hip-Hop legends are living, but not nearly as many are releasing consistent, quality product. Scarface is approaching 30 years on wax, and his newest single, "Black Still," finds him spitting hard, political rhymes with fire in his belly. The just-released Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files contains six new... Read more

Scarface Updates A Powerful Public Enemy Classic For The Chaos Of 2017 (Video)

Back in August, Scarface previewed some new music for Ambrosia For Heads and TBD. Backstage at his concert with upcoming EP collaborator DJ Quik, the Houston, Texas Hip-Hop legend played a new song from his phone that showed the Geto Boys O.G. reworking Public Enemy’s 1988 video single “Black Steel... Read more

Scarface Rides Hard With The Outlawz In Search Of True Justice (Video)

Scarface and Tupac Shakur were close friends. The "Smile" collaborators are incredible artists, who climbed up the charts but took the ghetto with them. After Pac's 1996 death, 'Face showed tremendous loyalty to his people, including Death Row artists, Thug Life, The Outlawz Immortalz, and others. That is true through... Read more

Scarface Shares A Snippet Of His New Music. It’s About To Get Ugly (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the Last 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the Last... Read more

DJ Quik & Scarface Confirm Upcoming Collaborative Project (Video)

DJ Quik and Scarface are two living legends of Hip-Hop, Gangsta Rap, and music, period. Together, the two artists jammed on stage in The Novo in Los Angeles, California last night (August 17). With that show currently on the road, the Geto Boys icon and the producer for Tupac, 2nd... Read more

Scarface Is In The Studio With A Key Producer. Rappers Are “In Trouble.” (Video)

One never knows what Scarface's status is until he decides to push the button on music. The Houston, Texas legend has claimed retirement multiple times in his decorated career, only to come back and make some incredible music after the hiatus. In what he considers his 30th year in the... Read more

Devin The Dude Reveals How DJ Premier Prevented “Doobie” From Burning Out (Video)

Fifteen years ago, Texas MC/singer Devin The Dude released one of his most important albums, Just Tryin' ta Live. From Rap-A-Lot Records, the album reunited Devin with Dr. Dre following a 2001 collaboration. Additionally, one of Hip-Hop's other most revered producers, DJ Premier worked with The Dude on single "Doobie... Read more

Devin The Dude Recites The First Rhyme He Ever Wrote. He Hasn’t Changed A Bit (Video)

Last month, Devin The Dude and his Coughee Brothaz clique self-released Acoustic Levitation. The Texas-based MC/producer is up to his famous three W's: wine, weed, and women on an independent release that involves some lush harmonies from the MC who is a highly capable singer. Devin The Dude's career spans... Read more

Scarface & Lil Troy Have Ended Their 15 Year Beef. Troy Breaks It Down. (Audio)

Scarface is a 30-year living legend MC. Over the years, there have been certain lyrics where Heads have wondered who the Houston, Texas rapper/producer/DJ may be speaking to. In other cases, especially over the last 15 years, many of those diatribes were not so subliminally aimed at rapper/executive Lil Troy.... Read more

Scarface Takes His Show On The Road. Here Are The 2016 Tour Dates.

In the last year, Scarface has been restless. The Houston, Texas Rap legend released a new album (his first in years) in Deeply Rooted. 'Face toured with his Geto Boys band-mates Willie D and Bushwick Bill for part of the year, before putting to rest hopes of another GB's album... Read more

Scarface Receives The I Am Hip-Hop Award Like An O.G. (Video)

In a career that's spanned 27 years, Scarface has seemingly done it all. The Houston, Texas MC/producer has hit records, platinum albums, legendary verses, and membership to a pioneering Gangsta Rap group. At this year's BET Hip Hop Awards, those achievements are recognized. In a year that's seen another potent... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 4): Tupac vs. Scarface…Who You Got?

We have now reached the critical Round 4 in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 21 MCs remaining (with the largest winning margin, Rakim receives a bye for the round), things are really coming down to 10 match-ups, leading AFH’s bracket-style series towards... Read more

From “Diary” To Memoir…Read Scarface’s Excerpt On Teenage Suicide Attempts

Scarface has been incredibly vocal about his battles with depression. In fact, the Houston, Texas MC's biggest hit, Geto Boys' "Mind Playin' Tricks On Me" alludes to Brad Jordan's paranoia, and mental struggles. Next week, Scarface is releasing his memoir, Diary Of A Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): Bun B vs. Scarface…Who You Got

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Scarface vs. Pimp C…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Pimp C vs. Devin The Dude…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Finding The GOAT: MC Eiht Vs. Scarface…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Do Remember: Geto Boys’ Bring It On, The Ultimate Rap-A-Lot Posse Cut (Audio)

Plenty of Hip-Hop groups have seen lineup changes. Ice Cube famously (and rather loudly) exited N.W.A in 1990 to pursue solo interests away from Ruthless Records. After a fast-track to stardom, Young Jeezy departed from Boyz N The Hood to become a Corporate Thug at Def Jam. Cee-Lo, and later... Read more

Scarface & Akon Teach The H-Town Youth The Low Down Truth (Video)

Earlier this month, Scarface and Akon released their "Exit Plan." The record kicks Geto Boy knowledge to the new generation on the do's and don't's of operating in the streets in search of upward mobility. For the just-released visual, Facemob hits the streets of H-Town (Akon is not included in... Read more

Memories Make The G-Code On Boaz & Scarface’s Hard To Forget It (Audio)

Pittsburgh-meets-Houston as Scarface lends a powerful hand to the Steel City's patient vet Boaz, of the Larimer section. Down with Rostrum Records for years, Bo' has amassed a slow and steady pace to match his hard, street-tested vantage point on the microphone. "Hard To Forget It" finds Brad and Bo'... Read more

Scarface Explains The Deeply Rooted Reasons He Lost All That Weight (Video)

Scarface looks almost as young as he did on those early Geto Boys album covers, which are over 25 years old. The leader of Facemob admits that he weighed almost 300 pounds recently, causing doctors to warn him that he was dangerously close to being in the heart attack danger... Read more

Whatever You’re Doing, Stop. Scarface Has A New Single That Burns Slow (Video)

When Brad Jordan gets on one, look out. Scarface has never pigeon-holed himself simply as an "angry rapper," but the Geto Boys great is never afraid to speak his mind to the streets or his musical peers when he's not feeling something. Believed to be from 'Face's forthcoming silence-breaking Deeply... Read more

Scarface Talks Weight Loss, Depression & Rick Ross Being Underrated With Combat Jack (Audio)

Just like in his raps, Scarface tends to give it to you raw in an interview. The only catch is, you have to catch him first. Not always big (read: trusting) on interviews, the Houston, Texas Hip-Hop legend, and core member of The Geto Boys has never minced his words... Read more

Scarface Announces His First Album In 6 Years, And A Book To Go With It (Video)

Scarface has not released a studio album since 2008's Emeritus. However, the Geto Boy/Facemob member has not retired, as previously speculated. Au contraire, as 'Face tells MySpace that Deeply Rooted is what's next. "It talks about my life," Scarface says of the book and album in the video. "The good... Read more

Scarface Introduces Alpoko Don With Some Stellar 2014 Gangsta Rap (Audio)

Digga (Cam'ron, Big L, Ma$e) is developing this artist Alpoko Don. He hit AFH with "Set The Record Straight," a boisterous introduction featuring none other than Scarface. Facemob plays his O.G. role beautifully, as both MCs state the codes of conduct for navigating the perilous streets of 2014. A detailed... Read more

Former Stars Of Rap-A-Lot Records Have A Rare, Really Candid Roundtable Interview (Audio)

One of the cool (at the same tragic) things about Rap-A-Lot Records was how the '80s-'90s stars of the label—true of today too—did very little press. While Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill were on MTV, BET, and The Box, guys like Ganxsta Nip, Seagram, Menace Clan, The Terrorists, Mad... Read more