The Last Of A Dying Breed
Scarface is an
incredibly complex individual. His rap career may have begun with the
controversial and inflammatory Geto Boys
but by no means does this suggest that he is relegated to merely penning
gangsta tales. Scarface's newest is
an extremely personal composition.
The title track finds him contemplating his own birth, and the sacrifices that his mother made in order to give him life. Look Me In My Eyes is a journey through a dark period of his life; a time that included Scarface being diagnosed as being mentally ill.
Erick Sermon contributes his notable funk beats to Face's baritone flow to make the laid back It Ain't Part 2. UGK appear on the latest rendition of the classic BDP cut Still #1 with They Down With Us which comes off without a hitch. Throughout the fifteen tracks Scarface consistently rises to the occasion, especially when he's joined by a colleague. Redman appears on the entertaining And Yo, and surprisingly Jay-Z and Scarface display remarkable musical chemistry on Get Out.
To sum it all up, other than a few lackluster tracks Scarface has again proven that he is one of the most interesting artists in the music industry.