Mr. Scarface of Geto Boys live with full band!!
SCARFACE 'With Full Band'
Gorgeous George, MC Bravado, Ill Conscious, Icon Tha God, DJ Hi$to
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
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Mr. Scarface of Geto Boys live with full band!!
Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and music producer. He grew up in Houston, Texas and is a former member of the Geto Boys. He is originally from the city's South Acres (Crestmont Park) neighborhood. In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, while About.com ranked him #10 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987-2007).
He began his career as DJ Akshen (pronounced Action) recording solo for Lil' Troy's Short Stop Records, a local label in Houston. After releasing the 12" single "Scarface/Another Head Put To Rest" (1989) produced by Def Jam Blaster and Bruce "Grim" Rhodes, he would go on to sign with Rap-A-Lot Records and join a group who were collectively known as Geto Boys replacing one member who left, and released the group's second album Grip It! On That Other Level (1989), a highly successful album that garnered the group a large fanbase, in spite of their violent lyrics keeping them from radio and MTV. He took his stage name from the 1983 film Scarface.
In 1992, Scarface appeared (along with Ice Cube and Bushwick Bill) on the Kool G Rap & DJ Polo album Live and Let Die.
The album Mr. Scarface Is Back was a success, and Scarface's popularity soon overshadowed the other Geto Boys. Scarface remained in the group while releasing a series of solo albums that kept him in the public view with increasing sales, making him the only Geto Boys member that has always remained with the group since the group personnel was revamped in 1989. This peaked with The Diary and The Last of a Dying Breed, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews and sales, and earned him Lyricist of the Year at the 2001 Source Awards.
In 2002, he released The Fix, the follow-up to The Last of a Dying Breed and returned to the studio with the Geto Boys for their album, The Foundation. He was also featured on The Biggie Duets alongside Big Gee and Akon. He guested on Ray Cash's debut single "Bumpin' My Music".
In addition to his career as a rapper, Scarface has also been the coordinator and president of Def Jam South since 2000, where he has fostered the career of popular rapper Ludacris, whom he originally signed to the label.
Scarface has appeared on Freeway's album Free at Last and on Beanie Sigel's album, The Solution. Scarface is currently planning production; he has produced three tracks on UGK's Underground Kingz including "Life Is 2009," "Still Ridin' Dirty," and "Candy."
Some of Scarface's early music videos ("A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die") featured community activist Quanell X in supporting roles.
In 2008, Scarface collaborated with rapper Tech N9ne on his album Killer on the song "Pillow Talkin'".
Despite limited commercial appeal, he remains out of the norm and uniquely popular amongst those in the industry, and has been described as "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper". On August 6, 2009 Scarface performed at the 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos. In 2005, comedian Chris Rock praised Scarface as one of the best three rappers of all time on his list of the Top-25 Hip-Hop Albums ever."
Ill Conscious is a hip-hop artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Lyrically, he embodies social and political commentary while touching on the effects of urban dwelling and liberation. With a fresh innovative approach, Ill's style is still pleasantly reminiscent of the authentic 90's hip-hop era. Since 2007, Ill has been performing along the east coast, mid-west and has sparred in several battle competitions with other emcees. He has been featured on numerous rap blogs and has been called a mix between a later-in-his-career AZ, a Capital Punishment Big Pun, with the ‘consciousness’ of Talib Kweli and the passion/word choice of Tupac. The promising emcee has worked with credible up and coming producers such as Nascent, QB, Cold Legistics, Mizfitz Soundz as well as international professionals, M.W.P. from Denmark and Loop Holes from Norway. With several projects in the making, he plans on making a vital impact in 2015 and will continue to bring hip-hop to the forefront.
Hip Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people's political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don't know how to use it, if you don't know where to point it, or what you're using it for, you can end up shooting yourself in the foot or killing your sisters or brothers. The government recognized immediately that rap music has enormous revolutionary potential. -Assata Shakur
Hip-Hop Is More Than Music, Hip-Hop Has Crossed Cultural Boundries That Other Music Genres Never Crossed. Hip-Hop Is Not Only The Music You Listen To, But The Way You Walk, Talk, Dress And Act. Hip-Hop Is A State Of Mind, An Entire Generation, Thirty Years Strong. We Are The Hip-Hop Generation. Rap Is What We Do,. . . Hip-Hop Is How We Live. - KRS One
Icon Tha God
$22 ADV $27.50 DOS
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