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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

Scarface Gets Deep on a Hard Track with Roosh Williams (Audio)

Houston MC Roosh Williams has been percolating for a while but he seems poised for a break out year in 2015. After releasing a creative Mortal Kombat-themed video for his song, "Unorthodox," he returns with a hard track featuring none other than the big homie from H-Town, Scarface. This is... Read more

Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Borrow Pharrell’s Musical Time Machine, Setting The Dial To 1983 (Video)

For the second time in a week, Mark Ronson "goes back, way back." After channeling 1971 James Brown alongside Mystikal, the British producer brings in Bruno Mars for a 1983-inspired "Uptown Funk." With excellent visuals and choreography, Bruno takes a suit, hat, and gold medallion from the Scarface wardrobe closet,... Read more

Chris Rock & Tracy Morgan Name Their Top 5 MCs of All-Time (Video)

"Tupac might be in a Tyler Perry movie right now (if he were alive today)." The Chris Rock written and directed film, Top Five, is getting rave reviews and there is already Oscar chatter. Here's a sneak preview clip from the film which features some lively discussion between Rock and... Read more

Scarface Takes A Long, Honest Look Back At The Diary 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, Scarface released his third solo album, The Diary. A five-mic album in The Source, the Rap-A-Lot Records effort is cemented as one of the benchmarks in Brad Jordan's extensive, near 30-year career. With a platinum plaque and two charting singles, the effort had popularity, despite incredibly dark... 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

DJ Doo Wop Releases Mixtapes Not Dead Pt. 2: This is Anarchy (Mixtape)

DJ Doo Wop has released part 2 of his Mixtapes Not Dead series. Like the first installment, this is primarily a compilation of recent releases from the likes of Rah Digga, M.O.P., Scarface, Cormega, Redman, Action Bronson, Cam'ron, Raekwon, Lil Kim and more. There are also choice exclusives like AZ's... Read more

Scarface Talks With Devin The Dude & Discovers How Devin Got His Name (Video)

In the second episode of The Devin The Dude Show, Scarface sits down Dev to laugh and chop it up about his favorite Odd Squad album (2:00), his top Houston rappers (6:15), getting Devin to smoke weed on his new album (8:00), and a story about Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper's brother) and Vic Mensa, a preview of The Simpsons vs. The Family Guy and more. Check out... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of July 2014 (Audio)

July brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music from Jeezy & Jay Z, Black Thought, Raekwon, G-Unit, Rah Digga, Q-Tip, Cormega, Wale, "Your Old Droog," Elzhi, Chubb Rock, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa, Common, Dilated Peoples, Souls of Mischief, Scarface and more. Check out a playlist of the Best... 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

Time Travel To ’96 & See Kanye West Rapping At Fat Beats In New York (Video)

From the under belly of Hip-Hop history rises an unreleased video of a youthful, 19 year old Kanye West rapping at the grand opening of Fat Beats Record shop in New York City back in August of 1996. The video comes just a few months before the release of fellow... Read more

Scarface & Akon Plot Their Exit Plan (Audio)

Scarface, who recently announced that an album with Nas is a 99.99% done deal, is dropping his first since 2008 in the form of his 12th studio album, Deeply Rooted. In addition, the Geto Boys rapper is writing a book of the same name in which he talks about multiple... Read more

Scarface Says Album With Nas Is A 99.99% Done Deal (Audio)

Scarface sits down to talk with DJ Whoo Kid to discuss his rumored retirement, his refusal to work on more Geto Boys projects, his latest single, "No Problem," and the huge potential for an upcoming collaborative album with Nas. The potential for a Nas and Scarface album is incredibly enticing,... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April Including Scarface, The Roots, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & More (Audio Playlist)

April brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music featuring Scarface, KRS-One, The Roots, 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & Marvin Gaye, Pharoahe Monch, Big L & Fat Joe, Da Brat, Daz Dillinger, Slum Village & Black Milk, Rapsody, Chance the Rapper, Mobb Deep and much more.... Read more

The Week in Hip-Hop Video Featured Scarface, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video featured Scarface discussing how he avoided having a massive heart attack, Kendrick Lamar performing California Love, Danny Brown speaking about the disturbing side effects of sipping lean, new music videos from The Roots, Styles P, J. Cole, and much more. Check out the video... 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

The Week in Hip-Hop Video (4/26/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was fueled by the ultimate "tell 'em why you mad" video from Scarface, a vintage Dave Chappelle throwback and the RZA's response to Raekwon's recent criticisms. It also featured words from Chuck D, dope new videos from Rapsody, Locksmith, Jon Connor, Pharrell, Killer Mike, Schoolboy... 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

The Week in Video Featured KRS-One, Mos Def, 50 Cent, Nas, Scarface & More (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video featured Scarface announcing his first new album in 6 years, Nas talking Illmatic, a monster Mos Def/Marvin Gaye mashup, fire freestyles from Joey Bada$$ & ONYX, and new music videos from 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Big Boi, Yelawolf, Jon Connor, KRS-One, Diamond D, Pharoahe... 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

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in February 2014 (Audio Playlist)

February was a short month but it was not short on good music. Here's a playlist of some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in the month. You'll hear music from Schoolboy Q, Big Boi, Slum Village, Inspectah Deck, Black Milk, Rick Ross, Onyx, Snoop & Madlib, Prodigy & Alchemist,... 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

Stat Quo & Scarface Cross Paths Overtop Some Dr. Dre Production (Audio)

Although Stat Quo's tenure at Shady/Aftermath Records didn't work out as planned, the Atlanta, Georgia native got his walking papers in style. Under the tutelage of Sha Money XL, the artist previously known as Status Quo has been able to unveil some of his vaulted recordings with the big dogs,... Read more

Rap-A-Lot Records Re-Releases Geto Boys, Do Or Die, Scarface Albums To Vinyl

Dating back to 1986, Houston's Rap-A-Lot Records is from the era when Hip-Hop was more prevalent on vinyl than CD. Growing demand for J. Prince's catalog has made the "Hot Club Wax," as promos used to be called, scarce surrounding some albums. Just days after Universal Music Group's similar announcement,... Read more

Want To Hear Unreleased Dopeness From When Death Row & Rap-A-Lot Were Tight? (Audio & Video)

Despite the fact that Rap-A-Lot Records was born in Houston, Texas and Death Row Records was founded by two men from Compton, California, there's been a lot of cross-over. In the mid-1990s, Death Row artists like 2Pac, Danny Boy, and Tha Dogg Pound were cleared to appear on Rap-A-Lot releases,... Read more

Scarface Says the Powers That Be are Dumbing Down Hip-Hop. Here’s Why (Video)

Chuck D famously said "radio suckas never play me" over 2 decades ago in protest of a format he believed catered to the lowest common denominator. According to Hip-Hop OG Scarface, not much has changed. He sat down with Combat Jack and spoke on how he believes Hip-Hop is being... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of October 2013 (Playlist)

Here's a look back at some of the Hip-Hop highlights from October. You'll hear new music from Eminem & Kendrick Lamar, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, J. Cole, Dead Prez, Tha Dogg Pound, Common, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Large Professor, Childish Gambino, Rapsody, Crooked I, Jean Grae, Game and many, many more.... Read more

Take a Look Back at the Best Video Content of the Past Week (Video Playlist)

The past week in video brought new music videos from Ice Cube, Schoolboy Q and DJ Khaled featuring Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend & Anthony Hamilton, dope freestyles from Crooked I and Childish Gambino and pieces on Mike Tyson, J. Cole, Ab-Soul and more. Check out the video... Read more

Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, John Legend, Akon & Anthony Hamilton Appear In DJ Khaled’s Never Surrender (Video)

DJ Khaled has pulled off some pretty substantial collaborations over the years. In addition to his extensive work with YMCMB and Maybach Music Group, it was Khaled who united Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel, it was Khaled who pushed the button on "Grammy Family," which will be a highlight of the... Read more

The Game Releases Hollywood with Scarface as a Bonus Cut for OKE (Audio)

Fresh off releasing his new OKE mixtape, The Game drops a bonus cut that features Scarface. Check out Hollywood below. Related: The Game - OKE (Mixtape)... Read more

Geto Boys Interview + Performance

Even before the death of Eazy-E, it had been nearly four years since N.W.A. was in a room together, amicably—and that was without Ice Cube. Eric B. & Rakim have not done an interview together in over 20 years. There are so many collectives that you cannot get together. It's... Read more

Chamillionaire – Reignfall ft Scarface, Killer Mike & Bobby Moon

Chamillionaire has defied the label-system for the last five years. The veteran H-town lyricist links with some of his peers and frequent collaborators in Facemob and Mike Bigga to appear in "Reignfall." The Isaac Hayes-sampling track is the title track from Koopa's latest self-released project, an EP, coming tomorrow. Is... Read more

Stalley – Swangin’ ft Scarface (Video)

Stalley teams up with the OG Scarface in his latest video. Check out Swangin'. Related: Stalley – White Minks & Gator Sleeves (Audio)... Read more

Scarface on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Scarface is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show. He spoke about his friendship with 2Pac, the genesis of his classic Mind Playing Tricks on Me and more. Check out the video below. Related: Scarface - The HardKnock TV Interview (Video) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3... Read more

Scarface – The HardKnock TV Interview Pt. 3 (Video)

Here's part 3 of HardKnock TV's interview with Scarface. Once again, Face is extremely candid. In this installment, he talks about his fear that hip-hop pioneers such as Kool Herc, KRS-One and himself will soon cease to be relevant to hip-hop fans. He also criticizes the monotony in hip-hop. Check... Read more

Scarface – The HardKnock TV Interview Pt. 2 (Video)

Here's part 2 of HardKnock TV's interview of Scarface. In this episode, Face is brutally honest about his thoughts on the current state of hip-hop. He loves Kendrick Lamar but HATES the overwhelming abundance of depictions of ignorance. As the former head of Def Jam South, his criticism of those... Read more

Scarface – The HardKnock TV Interview (Video)

The OG Scarface sat down with HardKnock TV recently. He spoke about how he crafts his rhymes, the importance of expressing vulnerability in your art, not liking his own work, the change in his life perspective when his son was born and more. This is Face at his most unguarded.... Read more

Beyonce Ft. Bun B, Z-Ro, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug & Lil Keke- ‘I Been On (Remix)’

Rumors of this remix began circulating shortly after Beyonce shook up the internet up with her Bow Down/I Been On release. Tonight she decided to release the official remix featuring an allstar line up of Houstons legends. She definitely put on for her city with this one. Check out the "I Been... Read more

AFH: The Sweet 16 Playlist (Audio)

As you gear up for the NCAA Sweet 16, here's another type of sweet 16. Check out 16 of the best hip-hop songs from 16 years ago--1997 to be exact. You'll hear music from Biggie, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Scarface, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Tha Dogg Pound, KRS-One, Camp Lo, The Firm,... Read more

Stalley – Swangin’ ft Scarface

Stalley's forthcoming new album is off to a strong start. He rides a funked up Mint Condition sample and gets a verse from the one and only Scarface. Check out "Swangin'." Related: Stalley – Politics As Usual (Video)... Read more

Game – Murder ft Scarface & Kendrick Lamar + Jesus Piece Tracklist

Game may have saved the best for last. This week's Sunday service includes the Jesus Piece tracklist and a soulful burner featuring Kendrick Lamar and Scarface. Check out Murder. Related: Game – Rollin’ ft Kanye West, Trae The Truth, Paul Wall, Slim Thug & Z-Ro (Audio)... Read more

Nas performs DJ Khaled’s Hip-Hop live at Rock the Bells (Video)

Nas brought out Scarface during his set at Rock the Bells last night. Face ran through My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me and Guess Who's Back, and he and Nas ended with their instant classic duet Hip-Hop. Check out the footage below. Related: Nas - Bye Baby (Video)... Read more

Check out DJ Khaled’s Hip-Hop featuring Nas & Scarface and produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League with scratches from DJ Premier. EPIC (Audio)

Related: The making of DJ Khaled's Hip-Hop featuring Nas & Scarface (Video) and A Playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Scarface (Audio)... Read more

The making of DJ Khaled’s song Hip-Hop featuring Nas, Scarface & DJ Premier (Video)

Nas and Scarface on a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League track with DJ Premier scratching on the hooks?? Epic. Here's a behind the scenes video showing the making of the record called Hip-Hop which will be featured on DJ Khaled's upcoming album. Check it out. Related: Nas discusses his "ghost writers" (Video)... Read more

Scarface – Sway in the Morning Freestyle (Video)

Hearing Scarface on The Sway in the Morning Show last week is what inspired us to create our Living Legends series. Here's a video of Face kicking some rhymes truly off the dome (what used to be called a freestyle) as well as a pre-written verse from his upcoming album... Read more