Scarface Would Rather Not Make Music for the Youth

Scarface Would Rather Not Make Music for the Youth

He explains the hold up of his next solo album on The Breakfast Club.

Published August 18, 2015

The legendary Scarface appeared on The Breakfast Club to talk about recording a new album in over seven years, the Geto Boys and more.

‘Face is currently putting the finishing touches on Deeply Rooted, which will be his direct follow-up to 2008’s Emeritus. During the process of making this album, he stated that there were some people who were pushing him to connect with younger producers and rappers to make music that’s relevant to the times. However, he wasn’t feeling it. “If I was thinking to myself, ‘If I go see him, and get some youth music, then I’d look like the 7-foot 15-year-old.”

He further added, “I don’t think that’s my lane. I feel like everybody got a lane that they need to be in, you feel me? I don’t want to look like the dad at the dance. I don’t want to be the chaperone.”

The 44-year-old rapper also spoke about rebranding himself. When asked if he agreed with what Puff Daddy said about the youth trying to be like him, ‘Face says, “Yeah, I’m with him with that. I do not want to be a big a** kid in the sandbox … I’m still trying to catch up with Dre. I’m still trying to catch up with Uncle Funky, George Clinton. I’m still trying to catch up with that. So for me to try to do something else, and I hadn’t caught with what my biggest influences was, I’m still trying to catch up with Marley. Let me catch up with that first, and then I’ll try to catch on to something else.”

Watch the entire interview below, where he talks about the Drake versus Meek Mill beef and wanting to work with Kendrick Lamar and Nipsey Hussle, plus other interesting tidbits.

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Written by Eric Diep

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