Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Soul Tracks

Scarface is far removed from the rap world of today. Scarface is a grown ass man who is capable of bringing an entire lifetime of experiences to every recording session. He sits with a class of rappers that include Common, Nas, Jay-Z, Bun B, and Talib Kweli. Scarface, one of the pioneers of Southern rap, has remained relevant in the rap game for twenty years on his own terms. You won't find 'Face following the latest hip-hop trends or prancing around in videos with a shiny suit on. In 2002, the Houston born MC released his critically acclaimed seventh studio endeavor The Fix. The album reads like a gangsters journal, reflecting on the cold blooded nature of the streets and the search for salvation. 'Face fans are well aware that Scarface has no problem acknowledging a higher power and the afterlife in his rhymes. Faith Evans lends her gospel bred vocals to the emotional Neptunes produced track 'Someday.' Kirk Franklin he is not. However, he lays his burdens down like no rapper before him.