Houston Honors Scarface With Scarface Day: States That Equality Is His Passion
Two days before Scarface received this special honor, another old school legend, Big Daddy Kane received the key to his New York borough of Brooklyn. Brad Jordan, also known as Scarface, is one of the dudes that has been around since the golden age of hip-hop (same as Kane) and is highly respected as an artist. So it's fitting the Geto Boys rapper gets his own day in Houston as he is one of the most notable products of those mean Houston streets.
At the ceremony, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Councilman Dwight Boykins declared June 26 day, Scarface Day. Also attending the ceremony was Jordan's mother, city council members and members of the NAACP.
Jordan then took the mic and declared a message that he plans to be a positive force in the community in the future, "You know me as Scarface, but now you get the opportunity to meet Brad Jordan,” he told those in attendance. “I’ve done a lot of music, you know. I’ve done a lot of speaking of social … words that take place in our community. That Scarface has turned into Brad Jordan. I really want to let y’all know that I’m getting ready to make a super impact in the community because that’s the most important thing to me right now.”
He elaborated, "That’s my passion. To make sure everybody is treated equally. To make sure we get equal justice. To make sure that everybody is on the same level playing field.”
Other Houston rappers have also recently received love from the city such as Trae the truth and Travis Scott who both received the key to the city, in Houston and Missouri City respectively.