Scarface Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Scarface "I'm Dead" (1991)

Producer: Scarface & Crazy C
Album: Mr. Scarface Is Back
Label: Rap-A-Lot Records

Scarface:“At the end of one of Ganksta N-I-P’s albums one of his songs, he went off talking crazy like, ‘Oh shit, I'm dead, I'm dead.’ That was one of my favorite Ganksta N-I-P records and that’s where the title came from.

 

What I mean by come lines is how you start a record. Listen to every beginning of every song I've ever made and listen to those first words. Those first words set the tone every time.

 

“‘I woke up to a tune on the radio, check it/An old church hymn behind a breakbeat record.’ I pride myself on my come lines. What I mean by come lines is how you start a record. Like I take my come lines very serious. Listen to every beginning of every song I've ever made and listen to those first words. Those first words set the tone every time.

“Like, ‘Now the funeral is over and all the tears have dried up’ [from ‘No Tears’] That’s a come line for your ass. It sets the tone of those records. You already know what’s about to happen, just by the come line. Like, ‘Oh shit!’ Yeah, come lines, they’re so important.”

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