Published on September 25th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
The Last of a Dying Breed: Rap Legend Scarface Will Receive The BET “I Am Hip Hop” Award
For years Houston rap legend Scarface has been spreading word and painting the picture of life in the Ghetto and better days that follow the struggle and its time to pay homage to the Geto Boys emcee for that.
On Tuesday, October 13th, BET’s “I Am Hip Hop” Award, recognizing legends in hip hop music will return to honor legendary rapper Scarface. Scarface is undoubtedly one of the most prolific rappers of all time. Hailing from Houston, TX he sharpened his skills growing up listening to Public Enemy and NWA, groups that not only peaked his lyrical delivery but his social consciousness.
In 1991, he recorded and released his first big hit, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me,” with the Geto Boys; a song in which Rolling Stone rated as the #5 Best Hip Hop Song ever to be recorded. Scarface went on to deliver twelve stellar and critically acclaimed solo albums with the most recent, Deeply Rooted, debuting in the Top 10 of Soundscan’s Top Albums Sales chart (#8), Top 10 on four Billboard Charts (#2 Rap, #3 Indie, #3 R&B/Hip Hop, #8 Digital) and Top 20 on The Billboard 200 (#11). Scarface recently penned and released his memoirs, Diary of a Madman earlier this year.
May sure you tune in to BET on Tuesday, October 13th and 8pm EST to catch the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Stay tuned to HHS1987 for more details on the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards.