Scarface Discusses His Run For Houston City Council: "I Just Want To Be Responsible For The Solutions"
“Scarface is dead,” Brad Jordan said in a new interview centered around his run for Houston city council.
Brad Jordan, better known as rapper Scarface, recently announced his run for Houston city council. Now, in a new interview with The Washington Post, the Geto Boys member discussed what he hopes to do and accomplish if he gets the council seat.
Jordan’s opportunity to run for the position, which is council member for District D — an area that covers much of the southern part of Houston where he grew up — came about after his friend Dwight Boykins announced he was leaving the seat to run for mayor. Jordan said he didn’t expect Boykins to leave the seat for another four years.
“When he vacated that seat, it was my time to go ahead and move toward that seat, because I grew up there, I know a lot of people there, I know what the issues are.”
In the interview, Jordan also explained what his priorities are for the role, and said that he will focus on “education and job training, reentry programs for formerly incarcerated people, and addressing the city’s infrastructure and vulnerability to flooding.”
“I’m super passionate when it comes to the people,” he said. “This is the district that I’m from, and I recognize the problems. But I don’t want to point the finger at the problems. I just want to be responsible for the solutions.”
Jordan’s official announcement received praise from Bun B, MC Lyte, and De La Soul’s Posdnuos. It came only hours before fellow Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill died after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 52. Jordan followed up his announcement with a picture of Bill smiling.
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Source: The Washington Post