One of the OG’s of rap music from the South, the legendary Scarface recently stopped by Sway In The Morning and held nothing back as he re-lived some of the most memorable moments of his career and personal life.
With his new book “Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death and the Roots of Southern Rap” out now, Scarface speaks on the sometimes painful process of speaking with co-author Benjamin Meadows-Ingram as he dug up information on his past. From not being supported by his parents and not having James Prince always outline his full support on records Face thought were top notch, the book also brings out many other personal details such as his attempted suicide, beating up his uncle while still in the dope game and being shot at by his grandfather.
Other highlights from this soon to be classic interview include talk of The Geto Boys upcoming summer tour, details about Scarface’s upcoming album “Deeply Rooted” and revealing that he made more money as an executive at Def Jam than he did as an artist at Rap-A-Lot.
We also hear Scarface give advice to upcoming artists as he says the smartest thing an artist can do is control their own destiny. Bringing up Young Thug’s comments that it’s not cool to be an old rapper, Scarface names some OG’s that he thinks can still out rap most people out there including LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and KRS One. As far as young emcee’s goes, Scarface has has his eyes on Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q and J. Cole to name a few.
Some of the best parts of this face to face conversation between Sway and Scarface is hearing Face’s account of J Prince and how he was and still is way ahead of the game when it comes to making the best moves as well as outlining how he met Tupac and their full relationship. He also tells the story of how he and Jay-Z came together to record “Guess Who’s Back.” Check out these highlights and much more in this exclusive interview below and make sure to keep an eye out for “Deeply Rooted” in July.