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Scarface Dropping Greatest Hits Collection

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Ask any serious students of contemporary hip-hop

to name ten of the greatest lyricists to touch the microphone and you are libel

to spark a serious debate about who deserves to be in that elite group. But

when it comes to Scarface’s place in hip-hop’s upper echelon there is no debate.

Any rap fan worth their weight in salt knows that when it comes to dropping

gritty reality-based rhymes that have stood the test of time, Scarface is in

a class by himself.

For the past twelve years Scarface has consistently

dropped stellar albums both as a member of the legendary Geto Boys and as a

solo artist. While Face’s work with the Geto Boys was a catalyst for his luminous

career, it is his work as a solo artist that has brought him the most accolades.

In fact his solo discography reads like a litany of hip-hop’s classic albums,

each one certified platinum.

Now as Face approaches the next phase of his

fifteen-year career it is more than appropriate that he drops Scarface’s

Greatest Hits, a collection of eighteen of the award-winning MC’s best-loved

hits, including a brand new track ³Love & Friendship.²

Listening to classic joints like "Mr. Scarface" and "A Minute

to Pray" from Face’s first album, Mr. Scarface Is Back will transport

the listener to hip-hop¹s golden era, when it wasn’t about marketing schemes

or glam and glitz, just banging beats and tight rhymes.

For example on "A Minute to Pray" the

Houston native flips a spine chilling cautionary tale where the moral of the

story is vengeance begets vengeance, which equals senseless violence. To further

underscore his point Scarface uses a loop from Marvin Gaye’s classic song, "Inner

City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler).

Of course no collection assessing Scarface’s

fifteen years in the rap game would be complete without including classic hits

such as the funky bass-driven "Money & the Power," the haunting

and introspective "I’ve Seen A Man Die" and the his soul-stirring

hit "Smile" featuring the late great Tupac Shakur and vocals by Johnny

P. The collection also contains underground favorites such as "G’s"

"Hand of a Dead Body" featuring Ice Cube, "Born Killer"

and "Southside."

Track List for Scarface’s Greatest Hits:

1. Love & Friendship

2. Mr. Scarface

3. Money & The Power

4. Let Me Roll

5. Southside

6. Mary Jane

7. Goin¹ Down

8. Smile feat. 2PAC & Johnny P.

9. F*** Faces feat. Too Short, Devin The Dude & Tela

10. Homies & Thugs feat. Master P.

11. G¹s

12. Now I Feel Ya

13. I Seen A Man Die

14. Hand Of The Dead Body feat. Ice Cube

15. Look Into My Eyes

16. Jesse James

17. Born Killer

18. A Minute To Pray

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