Scarface – Deeply Rooted – The Lost Files Available now for Pre-order
Texas’ own Scarface will be releasing his new album titled “Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files” on Friday, December 15th 2017 on all of your favorite outlets. This will be the legendary rapper and producer’s 12th solo studio album. In the meantime, fans and supporters of Scarface can pre-order the album now on Amazon and other platforms.
To Pre-order “Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files” click here
Scarface has already released two single tracks from the album, “Black Still” and “Same Ol Same”, on his YouTube channel for listeners to check out. “Black Still” is a track inspired by “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” by Public Enemy and touches on the social issues of racism, racial profiling, etc. that continue to plague the United States. For some perspective, “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” was released in 1988 and touched on pretty much the same issues as Face speaks on in “Black Still” nearly three decades later.
Check out the two videos below:
Short Biography of Scarface
For those who are unaware, Scarface is a Houston, Texas native and former member of the also legendary Hip Hop group Geto Boys that created hits “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” and “Six Feet Deep” among others.
Geto Boys made Hip Hop history as part of Rap-A-Lot Records by putting not only Texas on the music map, but Southern Hip Hop as a whole as well. They have inspired many of Hip Hop’s elite MC’s and artists including but not limited to 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, UGK, T.I., Goodie Mob, Outkast, 50 Cent, Chamillionaire, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, and Juvenile.
Scarface has released several solo and compilation albums, some while still a member of the Geto Boys. In 1994, the song “I Seen a Man Die” from his album The Diary saw heavy rotation on music video platforms and helped to solidify him as a solo artist. “Smile” featuring 2Pac, recorded just before his passing in 1996, was another big hit and further helped in pushing his solo career forward.
Check out the music videos for “I Seen a Man Die” and “Smile” below:
More than a Rapper
In addition to being considered one of the elite MC’s in Hip Hop, Scarface is also a talented producer. On top of producing much of his own music, Face has also produced songs for fellow Texas Hip Hop legends UGK. Many fans might not know that he was the man behind the music on the tracks “Life Is 2009,” “Still Ridin’ Dirty,” and “Candy” which were featured on their album “Underground Kingz”.
Scarface has also served in an executive position as coordinator and president of Def Jam South beginning in the year 2000. In that role he scouted and signed Atlanta, Georgia native Ludacris who went on to create numerous hit songs and albums. He also scouted and tried to sign a little-known Florida based rapper at the time by the name of Teflon, better known today as Rick Ross. Def Jam shot that deal down, though.
Scarface also released his official biography titled “Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap” in 2015. The book details a lot of interesting stories and little-known facts from the legendary life of the Hip Hop pioneer.
You can get “Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap” on Amazon. click here to get it