The former Geto Boys member sees his run for Houston city council as the beginning of his political career.
After announcing his run for Houston city council two weeks ago, Brad Jordan, better known by his rap name Scarface, has now discussed how his want to get into politics came about, what he hopes to do if he becomes the councilmember for District D (an area that covers much of the southern part of Houston where he grew up), and his relationship with Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill, who passed away recently.
Speaking with the Fader, Jordan said he had been thinking of running for Houston city council since 2017, and hopes it’ll lead to him running for mayor, governor, and president someday.
“I wanna take it upon myself to fix the situation. I think I have some new, fresh ideas. I think that the traditional way of doing politics is over now,” he said. “Let’s come up with some real solutions. Let’s serve the underserved. That’s where I’m at right now.”
As for the issues Jordan hopes to tackle, he wants to make the neighborhood safer for everyone (particularly the elderly), get rid of illegal dumping, and offer trade opportunities to young people that may not go to college so they can obtain a livable wage.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jordan revealed that he didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential elections (“I didn’t have a candidate that I wanted to get behind. My candidate was out of the race,” he said), and spoke his relationship with Bushwick Bill.
“We never had a bad relationship, we just bumped heads like rams. But all in all, we were alright. Him passing, as sad as it is, that’s just something we have to look forward to in life. We’re not gonna live forever. I was blessed enough to know that little dude,” he said. “A brilliant little soul. He was smart, and he was very difficult to deal with. He was extremely set in his ways, and you had to respect Bill. We gon’ miss him.”
He also spoke about the canceled final Geto Boys tour. Although he didn’t offer details on how its cancellation came about, he did reference Bushwick’s health (the 52-year-old rapper passed away from pancreatic cancer).