Rapper Scarface (real name Brad Jordan) is a true O.G. in the rap game. Since the late 1980s, the Geto Boys member has been delivering vivid storytelling and gritty rhymes about life in and out of Houston, Texas. After a 30-year career, Scarface was honored by his native city of Houston.
Last week, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Councilman Dwight Boykins declared June 26 at Brad “Scarface” Day. The 47-year-old was recognized for his artistry as a rapper/musician and his charitable work in the Houston community.
During his acceptance speech, Scarface thanked his mother, mayor and councilman for the honor.
"You know me as Scarface, but now you get the opportunity to meet Brad Jordan. I've done a lot of music, you know. I've done a lot of speaking of social … words that take place in our community," he said. "That Scarface has turned into Brad Jordan. I really want to let y'all know that I'm getting ready to make a super impact in the community because that's the most important thing to me right now."
"That's my passion," he continued. "To make sure everybody is treated equally. To make sure we get equal justice. To make sure that everybody is on the same level playing field."
Fellow Geto Boys member Willie D also attended the ceremony and watched as Scarface received his proclamation from the mayor.
Scarface is still making music. Last year, the rap veteran released Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files with the powerful tracks "Same Ol Same" and "That's Where I'm at."