Chuck D of Public Enemy recently talked about Houston rap legend Scarface on the way he approaches his music when it comes to his graphic lyrical content. When it comes to bone chilling stories, street wisdom, and lyricism, Scarface was the first one from the south to touch on all different forms. Chuck D recently just read Scarface’s released memoir book called Diary Of A Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap. Here’s what Chuck D has to say on the southern legend.
“Brad Jordan is an artist with words as a tool or a weapon,” Chuck D writes. “With laser-like precision he is able to craft entire songs and albums, as part of the Geto Boys or on the solo tip, unlike anyone else. He can put the fear of God in you, turn around and uplift you, then take you down a path that you never saw coming. He can put fear into your heart and also touch your soul at the same time. He can take you on a journey to the dark side and also bring you to the light. That is the beauty of what he does. There is so much to him, so many layers to peel back as an MC, as an artist, and as a man. Hip Hop needs more artists like him, but he is a true original.”
Make sure to check out Scarface’s memoir Diary Of A Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap. You can purchase the book on Amazon.