Less than a month after recovering from his kidney transplant, Scarface announced a one-night-only farewell performance at the House of Blues in Houston.
Bradley "Scarface" Jordan has spent over two decades shifting the perception of Southern hip-hop, as both a solo artist and member of the renowned rap trio, The Geto Boys. Reflecting on his tenure in hip-hop, Scarface, 51, shared his excitement for the farewell tour in a recent conversation on his podcast, Geto Boys Reloaded.
"The cool part about it is, I get to say farewell twice. I get to go out there and say farewell by myself, and then I get to say it with you," Scarface says, pointing at former bandmate and friend Willie D.
Today, he holds the title of a “rapper’s rapper,” with poetic realism displayed in hits like "Hand of the Dead Body" and "Mary Jane." The Diary rapper says that he’s revisited his discography, and he’s grateful that so much of his music resonated with fans. “I was saying some good shit,” Scarface says laughingly. "I probably could never write like that again. But it’s a beautiful thing when you’re able to express yourself with words and people fall in love with your ability to deliver a story."
Known for his divine narration and vivid imagery, Scarface’s lyricism transcended into philosophy, making him one of the most revered rappers to ever grace a stage. Houston witnessed the South Acres native grow from a dark, horrorcore emcee to a budding politician. Now he is officially going into retirement.
In October 2020, Scarface took to social media in search of an organ donor, and not long after, his son, Chris Jordan stepped up to save his life. Scarface only expressed gratitude speaking on his son’s decision to donate a kidney. “I’m not the greatest father in the world...it’s second to none the relationship I have with my children. Chris is a hero.”
While his withdrawal from hip-hop may come as a shock to fans, Scarface makes hopes for his future clear. He says that he still has “another story to tell,” and wants to tell it in a completely different way, citing that he’s open to experimenting with different genres.
"I’m done with the rap," he says confidently. "If I could, I would love to go into a different lane of music. Maybe blues or rock. Maybe alternative. I want to do something different now."
Scarface’s Farewell Tour will be held Friday, November 12 at The House of Blues. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.