Scarface "Mr. Scarface" (1991)
Producer: Scarface & Crazy C
Album: Mr. Scarface Is Back
Label: Rap-A-Lot Records
Scarface:“In the beginning, everybody thought that Ready Red was Scarface. They would be like, ‘Oh whatsup Akshun, where’s Scarface at?’ They thought that me and Scarface were two different people. When that song came out is when the identity changed. Everybody knew who Scarface was and nobody knew who Akshun was. They would still say, ‘Which one of y’all is Scarface?’ and I would have to say, ‘That’s me man.’ So I just followed suit with the public because that’s what the public wanted.
They started saying, ‘That's straight out of the Scarface movie, I can’t believe y’all did that.’ But we hadn’t seen Scarface yet. I didn’t see the movie until ’88. five years after it came out.
“The shit that we were doing made me write that fucking song. The motherfuckers were calling me Scarface. They started saying, ‘That shit is straight out of the Scarface movie, I can’t believe y’all did that shit.’ But we hadn’t seen Scarface yet. I didn’t see the movie until ’88. five years after it came out.
“‘Nobody knows my name they only know my face.’ That’s the truth. That record right there summed up my whole life. ‘You try to school me you get served with no regard.’ People respect my shit because it's so authentic, it's so Houston. After all these fucking years, I even had a record with Gucci Mane called ‘Scarface.’ People called me Scarface cause I gave them a reason too.
“In the late ‘80s, we was on some real ignorant shit. ’88, it was on. We were doing some crazy ass shit, like some Scarface shit. We were selling rocks man. That’s about as much information as I can give you.”