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Scarface Announces Farewell Tour; Retirement From Rap

Scarface Announces Farewell Tour; Retirement From Rap

Houston legend Scarface announced today (5/17) The Farewell Tour, a 32-city tour that the Geto Boys legend promises will be his last. The tour kicks off July 8 in Oakland, CA; and ends August 27 in Odessa, TX; with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, CO and Birmingham, AL. The August 6 stop of the tour at LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Festival in Queens, N.Y. marks the 20th anniversary of Face’s 2002 album, The Fix. Throughout the tour, Face will be backed by his band Formaldehyde Funkmen.

As a member of Rap A Lot Records’ breakout act Geto Boys; Scarface (also known as DJ Akshun) contributed to the hits “Scarface”, “My Minds Playin’ Tricks On Me”, “Gangsta (Put Me Down)”, “Mind of A Lunatic” and “Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Gangsta." In 1991, Face released his first solo album, the critically acclaimed Mr. Scarface Is Back. Face released nearly a dozen solo albums including The Diary, Last of A Dying Breed and The Fix. The rapper born Brad Jordan is regarded as one best story telling MCs in the genre, influencing UGK, Killer Mike, Jay–Z and The Notorious B.I.G., among others.

In 2019, Face ran for Houston's City Council, losing to his opponent, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz. In 2020, Scarface contracted COVID-19, which resulted in failed organs requiring more than a year of dialysis. Last year, he received a life saving kidney transplant from his son and appears to be doing well. In November of last year, Face told Houstonia Magazine that he would perform a final one night show at the Houston House of Blues.

"I'm done with rap", Face said at the time. "If I could, I would love to go into a different lane of music. Maybe blues, rock, or alternative. I want to do something different now." Looks like Face is giving it one more go. Tickets for The Farewell Tour go on sale on Wednesday May 18.

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