Scarface Biography

Scarface is an eminent American rapper, who is known most for having produced ‘The Untouchable’. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, profile, career and timeline

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Quick Facts

Birthday: November 9, 1970

Nationality: American

Famous: Rappers American Men

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: Mr. Scarface, Face Mob, Akshen

Born in: Houston

Famous as: Rapper

City: Houston, Texas

U.S. State: Texas

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Scarface is a famous American rapper, known for his eloquent lyrics, used in albums like 'Mr. Scarface Is Back', 'My Homies', 'The Untouchable', and 'The Last of a Dying Breed'. His lyrics from the latter are in particular quite overwhelming, having won him several accolades. This impressive rap artiste is also a significant member of 'Geto Boys', a rap group known for their disputable lyrics that deal with issues like necrophilia and psychoticism. He is the only 'Geto Boys' rapper who has produced solo albums, apart from singing for the group. All his albums have been declared to be either Gold or Platinum records by the 'Recording Industry Association of America' ('RIAA'). He is considered by many as the man behind successful rapper Ludacris' fame, since it was Scarface who gave the latter his big break, by signing him on to of 'Def Jam Recordings'. He is also known for having collaborated with other rap stars including, Li'l Wayne, Eminem, Ice Cube, and Drake, amongst others. Most of the albums belonging to this legendary rapper have seen both commercial and critical success, and his exceptional talent has earned him millions of fans. Read on for more information on his life and works

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Scarface
Childhood & Early Life
  • Brad Terrence Jordan was born in Houston, Texas, United States, on November 9, 1970. He studied at the 'Woodson Middle School' in his hometown, and was raised in a Christian family.
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Career
  • Having an interest in music as a child, Brad started out by producing songs under the banner of 'Short Stop Records', owned by American rapper, Lil' Troy. He adopted the pseudonym, 'DJ Akshen', later changing it to 'Scarface', inspired by the Al Pacino starrer of the same name.
  • In 1989, the budding rapper recorded the track, 'Scarface/Another Head Put To Rest', released by music producer Bruce "Grim" Rhodes. He soon signed a contract with 'Rap-A-Lot Records', meanwhile becoming a member of the rap group, 'Geto Boys', including rap artistes Bushwick Bill and Willie D.
  • Along with 'Geto Boys', in 1989, Scarface produced the record, 'Grip It! On That Other Level'. The album was a commercial hit, and though their songs were banned on the television and radio, they managed to become highly popular.
  • In 1991, he released his first solo album, 'Mr. Scarface Is Back', which was quite successful, ranking at number 51 at the 'Billboard 200'.
  • The talented rapper also collaborated with other artistes Bushwick Bill, and Ice Cube to lend his voice to 'Live and Let Die', the 1992 studio album of hip-hop singers DJ Polo and Kool G Rap.
  • In 1993, Scarface released his second album, 'The World Is Yours', which made it into the 'Billboard 200', but was not as popular as his debut record.
  • The following year, 'The Diary' was released, which included hits like, 'Hand of the Dead Body' and 'I Seen a Man Die', reaching the second position at the 'Billboard 200'.
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  • During 1997-98, two more albums, 'The Untouchable' and 'My Homies', were produced. Both albums reached their peak of success with the number one spot at the 'Billboard' charts.
  • Scarface contributed three 'Geto Boys' tracks, 'Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta' and 'Still' to the 1999 Mike Judge movie, 'Office Space'. He even lent one of his singles, 'No Tears' for the same movie.
  • In 2000, he was appointed the head of the southern branch of 'Def Jam Recordings'. As the president, it was Scarface who was responsible for launching famous American rapper Ludacris' career.
  • The same year, he released the album, 'The Last of a Dying Breed', which might not have been popular with his fan base, but it definitely became a huge success with music critics.
  • In 2002, the eminent rapper produced the solo album, 'The Fix', along with a 'Geto Boys' record, 'The Foundation'. During the same time he also collaborated with singers Akon and Big Gee to contribute to a posthumous album of famous rap artiste The Notorious B.I.G., titled 'The Biggie Duets'.
  • From 2003-07, he released three solo albums, 'Balls and My Word', 'My Homies Part 2', and 'Made'. During the same period, he was also cast in director Mike Judge's movie, 'Idiocracy'.
  • In 2008, Scarface's record, 'Emeritus' was brought out, produced by the U.S. based 'Rap-a-Lot Record'. The album, including songs like 'Forgot About Me', and 'Redemption Song', amongst others, became a hit with critics across the globe.
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  • Around the same time, he also worked with singer Tech N9ne, for the song, 'Pillow Talkin', from the latter's production, 'Killer'.
  • In the next few years, he worked in association with several artistes, including, Ice Cube, John Legend, Eminem, Drake, and Freeway, amongst others. He was also featured in the 3D wrestling computer games, 'Def Jam Vendetta' and 'Def Jam: Fight for NY'.
  • Recently, he published a book named, ‘Diary of a Madman’, where he talks extensively about his musical career.
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Major Works
  • 'The Untouchable' is considered as one of the most popular albums produced by Scarface. The album included the record-breaking track, 'Smile', in association with the legendary Tupac Shakur. The album was declared by the 'Recording Industry Association of America' as a Platinum record.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2001, this famous rapper was presented with the ‘Source Awards’ in the ‘Lyricist of the Year’ category, for his critically successful album, ‘The Last of a Dying Breed’.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • The celebrated rapper is the father of a young autistic man, Brandon Jordan, with Melissa Lollis.
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Trivia
  • This renowned American rap artiste, who received his upbringing in a Christian family, converted to Islam in 2007
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- November 02, 2017
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