"If you're not crying when the song is done, you ain't wrote the right record."
In case you missed them, HardknockTV's exclusive 3-part interview with Scarface is now entirely online. As usual, Face keeps it way too real. He speaks on everything from his writing process, to why Whites and Jews are ruining Hip Hop and comments on why most of today's Hip Hop albums sound like one long ass song. Peep the other interviews after the jump.more
"Hip Hop is white now."
"Why does every record sound like one long ass song?"
Scarface declares the first words are the most important in a rhyme because they set the tone of the verse. And you know he knows a thing or two about good rhyme writing. Surprisingly enough though,Scarface doesn't like listening to his own rhymes. Above: Watch part 1 of a very dope backstage interview in which Face touches on the possibility of another Geto Boys album, some real history behind "Mind Playin Tricks On Me" and more.
Check out part 2 after the jump. Really good viewing!
Deep backstage interview with Scarface. Up top is part 1. This is part 2. Facemob speaks on his love/hate of Hip-Hop. Loves Kendrick Lamar. Hates that we're losing the culture. And make no mistake: He's mostly p!ssed about it.
'Let me say this [right.] I want this to be as offensive as I can f-king make it..."
Well, damn, Uncle Face. Don't hold back! Good stuff all the way through. Part 2 of this interview ends with Facemob sharing a story of the last time he spent time with Tupac which was when they recorded the track "Smile."
I still remember the first time I heard Scarface's "The Pimp" when I was 11 years old. Song had my mind all messed up.
Decades later Scarface and Willie D are still giving advice on what to do with the ladies...well mostly Willie D in these videos. In the clip above Willie D tells the fellas what really turns a woman on.
In the clip below Willie tells the ladies what some dudes think about a woman who gives it up on the first night, and Scarface disagrees.
Two days ago the Geto Boys fifth album Till Death Do Us Part turned 20 years old. This is still an album that I listen to often and I just so happened to be bumping it today, messed around and got into nerd mode and just started poking around on the internet reading stuff about it. That's when I noticed that it was released on March 19, 1993. So, just like how I got excited and picked up the phone and called Scarface when I saw that Mr. Scarface Is Back was turning 21. I did the same here and hit Big Mike. more
I've met and talked to Big Mike a couple times over the last few years, but who knows if he remembers. So just like when I called 'Face, I didn't know if dude was going to pick up the phone and be willing to talk about the album on the spot. But after I said what's up and what's up with me, he was down to talk.
I reached out to Mike because I always felt that dude faced some pretty tough odds in recording this album and he exceeded each of them. He was brought in to replace Willie D, which is no easy task. But I'll be damned if he didn't show out on this album. I mean, as important and imposing as Willie D is, I can't say that he was missed. Dude was also coming in to record the first Geto Boys album since We Can't Be Stopped, their biggest one to date off the strength of "Mind Playin' Tricks On Me." Were they going to top that, with a new dude in the group? Depending on who you ask, yeah. Then on top of that, dude was coming out repping New Orleans. In 1992-93, that wasn't the most popular place to be from rap wise.
Plus, Mike's story isn't one that gets told often. Unless he is promoting a new album, you don't really hear from or about him. Given that he has a long history in Southern Hip Hop dating back to being Tony Draper's first artist (he wasn't signed to Suave House, but Draper was his manager) to almost signing to Death Row Records and actually giving Snoop Dogg the phrase "I don't love dem hoes" that he would later become known around the world for...I'd say Big Mike is a contributor, directly and indirectly to a lot of the things we enjoy in rap today. On top that, the man made my favorite rap song ever, "Havin' Thangs" and he made "Playa Playa"...so he's always going to be a legend in my book.
So yeah, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Till Death Do Us Part, I hopped on the phone with Mike and just asked some questions. Hope you enjoy.
(Shoutout to Sean Falyon for shooting me his number).
Were you aware that the album turned 20 years old this week?
I didn't realize that. I never looked at it like that. I never really put an age on it. It actually feels like it just came out yesterday. But that's awesome though.
You had a career going on before this album came out, but a lot of people think that this is the first time they heard of you. But tell us how you even ended up in the Geto Boys.
Willie D left the group. I was actually in Los Angeles at the time recording with Death Row Records at the time. When Willie left, they wanted to fill that spot, Rap-A-Lot didn't want a two man roster. My name was one that was in the running. I dont know how the process went, or if they took a vote, but my name was the one that was picked. They thought I was the best man for the job.
This wouldn't be the first time that you were in a rap group on Rap-A-Lot. Why did you choose to go back and take advantage of this opportunity?
DOPE! This "Murder" banger off The Game's album "Jesus Piece" features vocals dropped by two who smashed the Hip-Hop game - Scarface and Kendrick Lamar. This joint is going in on the beat... and the content... Let's just say it goes way beyond conspiracy theory. Try accusations! It's "Murder" ninja! Deal with it.
Houston native Ricardo Parker is set to release the full length street album "Perception" on September 7th. The 18 track album, which is a mixture of Houston and Bay Area flavor, is majority produced by DemJointz and features Scarface, E-40, Paul Wall & Candice Pillay.
Ricardo released the first single "Super Coolin" in June 2012 and the follow up "Celebration" in July 2012. Both records enjoyed moderate success, but it wasn't until the release of "The Streets" feat Scarface that fans truly started to take notice as Ricardo went toe to toe with the Houston legend. Currently living in California's Bay Area, Ricardo has fused the West Coast influence in his latest offering. "Perception" will be available on all mixtape outlets September 7th.
"I stand out in a crowd full of standouts," proclaims Houston TX based artist, Ricardo. The music industry today has seen many artists from all areas come and go, with no staying power. Twenty seven year old Ricardo, has a unique and raw talent that exudes reality through street wisdom. His music is a collection of powerful lyrics and diverse sounds. This lavish fly young man will continue to stay humble sharing his musical intelligence and implacable drive. The world has yet to see what this artist can do, it's about to get REAL.
Rihanna is making it know she wants to play the wife of Tony Montana in the remake of Scarface. The pop singer is a big fan of the movie and some of her music videos are based Michelle's character, Elvira."She has even described Michelle as having ridiculous swagger".
There is no word from Universal Films on whether RiRi will be consider for the role. However, she does possess star power and showed her acting skills are on par in Battleship. I guess we will have to see.