Hot 16: Scarface
By Alec Banks
Scarface played a pivotal role in showcasing just how talented Southern artists were. While the early '90s were seemingly dominated by West and East Coast artists, his point of view relating to issues and experiences that were distinctly Texas made his work with both the Geto Boys — and his own solo work — that much more remarkable.
We rounded up a little trivia, some of his most noteworthy music videos, and certain products that represent Scarface to the core. This is Scarface's Hot 16.
THE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
He signed to Rap-A-Lot Records when he was only 16.
The Geto Boys' album cover for We Can't Be Stopped is a real picture of the group after Bushwick Bill was shot in the face and rushed to the hospital.
"Mind Playing Tricks on Me" was originally a Scarface solo song
According to his memoir, he admired Chuck D's delivery, Big Daddy Kane's skills, Rakim's rhyme style, and Willie D's content.
J. Prince attempted to get both Tupac and Biggie on Scarface's hit "Smile."
While heading up Def Jam South, Scarface signed Ludacris. His next plan was to sign Rick Ross, but the label didn't agree
THE VIDEOS YOU LOVE
Money And The Power
Now I Feel Ya
Mind Playing Tricks on Me
I Seen A Man Die
THE GEAR YOU NEED
Diary of a Madman
New Era Yankees 59Fifty Authentic Hat
Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop
Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook Replica Jersey
*HEADER CREDIT: Scarface performs onstage during the 2008 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Vh1)