By Sandra Rose  | 

Rapper Scarface of the legendary rap group Geto Boys has announced his intentions to run for City Council in his native Texas.

Scarface, whose real name is Brad Terrence Jordan, announced his political aspirations on social media on Saturday.

"It's official," he wrote on Instagram. "I'm offering myself for service as the next Houston City Councilmember for District D. Join our movement!"

Scarface's announcement came one day before his Geto Boys bandmate Bushwick Bill passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at age 52.

The 48-year-old rapper first hinted he might run for public office in Houston earlier this month. He grew up in Houston and is originally from the city's Crestmont Park neighborhood. As a teenager, he dropped out of high school to sell drugs. He was subsequently admitted to a psych ward after attempting suicide.

After finding local success as an independent rap artist, Scarface signed with Rap-A-Lot Records in 1989 and replaced the founding member of a collective known as Geto Boys.

The group's second album, Grip It! On That Other Level (1989), earned them a large fan following.

Scarface's first solo album, Mr. Scarface Is Back, was a huge success. Some of Scarface's early music videos ("A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die") featured Houston community activist Quanell X in supporting roles.

Scarface released more solo albums but he remained with the group over the years. His talents earned him the Lyricist of the Year award at the 2001 Source Awards.

Scarface was named coordinator and president of Def Jam South from 2000-2005, where he supervised the career of young Atlanta rapper Ludacris, right, whom he originally signed to the label.

Scarface converted to Islam in 2006.

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  • tia

    We need you Brad! What the hell, you certainly can't be any worse than what's out there already. I will be voting for you!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I wasn't a big scarface fan but do you ......

  • Nunya Business

    I wish I lived in District D. I would vote for him for sure.

  • Meme

    Good for you, I seem to remember in years gone by that whenever he spoke he spoke a lot of sense, hope he still continues to be wise and wish him success with this.

  • xxxgracious

    R.I.P Bushwick Bill

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Not my district, but good luck to him.

  • Kimocha

    Very interesting... I've always liked Scarface and thought he was pretty deep... Good luck to him!

  • Renee26

    Good for him...and TX; I hope he wins!

    He looks great

  • KcoolMuziq

    Scarface looks great. He's lost a LOT of weight.

  • Shamwow

    That’s wonderful. This world need more people to step up like this, such a wonderful thing and Texas should be proud to have him. A man who has lived and able to show them that perseverance and change is real.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Go for it Sir!!!!! Go Luck!

  • oshh16

    They had a few joints I really liked, "damn it feels good to be a gangster"
    "ganster (put me down)"
    "balls and my word" etc.
    I wish him well in his endeavors

  • Ms. Cree

    Good luck! Good for him!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If somebody like Trump can become President, why not?

    Scarface for City Council!

  • Topic Influencer

    I saw this yesterday when I looked for information for Bill. Good luck Uncle Face.

  • onelove

    Good Luck Brad!!!!

  • Thee Lovelii Ladii Jaye ?

    Salute bro!

  • Look@m3

    Go Scar Face!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Good for him! It takes a person with first hand experience and knowledge to aid in the plight!

  • justlooking

    Scarface, probably has a real agenda, other that lining his pockets and those of his peers.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yew get a few Amens for that

  • tintin

    Brad.. that name does not suit him at all.

  • Logan Roberts

    Did he ever take of his child support?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I certainly hope he has. If he runs for City Council we will know then...yew know when you run for a public office they take a microscope and run all up in yo asz. They leave no stone unturned.

  • Trace da Ace

    Good Luck!! Hell if I lived in TX...he would have my vote!

  • Vonda K

    He and Willie D along with Bushwick Bill were not ignorant at all. I appreciate how Scarface addresses his issues with mental illness. (Take care and of child support, bro).

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I love Scarface! He was so deep in his rap lyrics back in the day. But idk if he has the mental capacity to do this. He has battled with mental illness for years. Well Good Luck anyways.

  • Not Today

    If the president can be president, he can be a councilman with no problem

  • Not Today

    So agree

  • Not Today

    So does everyone else ....

  • Meme

    Oh my God yes "damn it feels good to be a gangster" woah thats a blast from the past that was my song hehehe

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Ha! Well said. lol But I don't think UR President has mental Illness, he is just a pompous asshole! Scarface was seriously battling demons. But maybe he got help and he is doing well. I truly wish him the best.

  • GAPeach

    I remember when he was on MTV Cribs back in the day and he had a microwave in his bathroom. It sticks with me until this day because that is the most nasty, unhygienic shit ever.

    Oh, good luck.

  • Banka

    I like this !!

  • Missy

    Your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. #Legend

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Wooo! Thats my favorite rapper, Also he's My King of the South! Has anyone read his autobiography, Reviews please!? When I saw the Coughee Brothaz and Devin, first thing I asked is, Where's Scarface at? I can't help but play, Now I feel ya, When I'm around my kids and Nephews because he speaks the truth in that jam! My favorite line is, I gotta respect my Step Dad for raising another niggas child!!! Damn straight, Color Him Father!

  • true french

    As soon as you handle your child support issues, I'll take you seriously.