Scarface Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Geto Boys "Six Feet Deep" (1993)

Producer: N.O. Joe
Album: Till Death Do Us Part
Label: Rap-A-Lot Records

Scarface:“That record came about because I lost a really good friend of mine on June 28 named Rodney Parker. That was the reason for the record. Rodney had gotten out of the streets and everything, he was just sitting in this club and a motherfucker shot him in the chest by accident. That ‘Six Feet Deep’ was a record that was heartfelt and there was a reason behind that record.

 

Growing up, I thought about being in darkness. I always imagined waking up alive in a coffin. I'm six feet under the ground so I can’t get out and I just live there forever, until I die again.

 

“Growing up, I thought about being in darkness. I always imagined waking up alive in a coffin. I'm six feet under the ground so I can’t get out and I just live there forever, until I die again. I would imagine being in darkness and you can’t move, the darkness is stopping and altering all your movements. You can’t touch, you can’t feel, you can’t see, you can’t move, you’re just in darkness. I was thinking about that as a kid.

“My biggest fear is my children growing up and having those thoughts. I try to keep them as busy as I can and make them feel love. [Jokes with his son Brad in the car. You need about five or six hoes. You need to get 12 or 13 bitches. You gonna cut your hair? Come on dude. Alright keep it.] Sorry I’m talking to my son. You could ask my son, ain’t I the coolest dad in the world? Tell him! Talk loud so he can hear you dawg. Am I the coolest dad in the world? [Son in background: Yeah.]

“I really stand up and stand behind my kids man. Whatever we discuss, it’s between us unless he wants me to talk to his mama about it. Other than that, I keep the conversation I have with my children to myself. Ain’t none of them snitching, I'm adamant about that shit. An incident happened with my son and he called me because he knew I wasn’t gonna tell. But he knew I was gonna get on his ass about it, but ain’t no harm done. There ain’t no harm if there ain’t no blood. That’s how I look at it.”

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