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Scarface (rapper)

Scarface is a rapper from the United States' deep south, originally known for his work as a member of the Geto Boys. He has since begun a solo career, becoming one of the most popular southern rappers in the business. Recording as Akshen, he began his career recording solo for Rap-A-Lot[?], a local label in Houston, Texas. In the late 1980s, Scarface joined the Geto Boys as they were forming and released We Can't Be Stopped[?], a highly successful LP that garnered the Geto Boys a large fanbase, in spite of their ultra-violent lyrics keeping them far from radio and MTV. Scarface soon released his debut solo album, Mr. Scarface Is Back[?]. The album was a success, and Scarface's popularity soon overshadowed the other Geto Boys. Scarface left the group and started released a series of solo albums that kept him in the public view in spite of decreasing sales. He turned this around with 2000's Last of a Dying Breed[?], which received overwhelmingly positive reviews and sales, and earned him Lyricist of the Year at the Source Awards[?].



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