Scarface Lands Book Deal for His Memoir

By Jason Boog Comment

Brad Jordan, the rapper and producer better known as Scarface, will publish his memoir with It Books. Publication is set for fall 2014, coinciding with an upcoming solo album.

MTV News once called Scarface “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper,” and he has had a long career working with some of the most famous artists in the business. He also has a loyal band of more than 378,000 Twitter followers.

Executive Editor Mark Chait acquired the book.  He described it as::

More than just an autobiography, it’s an eloquent take on the whole story of rap, but from a Southern perspective.  Scarface was a 70s baby growing up in Houston when two new things swept into town – hip-hop and crack – that would change him and kids like him forever.  He was there from the beginning and there would certainly be no T.I., Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Master P, etc., if it wasn’t for him.  And Benjamin, formerly of Vibe and Billboard, knows more about Southern rap than any other writer.

Editor’s Note: The original post misstated the origin of the quote.

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