Scarface Fronting 'Formaldehyde Funk' Band

Houston, Texas native

Scarface is known for his eclectic taste in music and now the rapper is fronting

his own group, Scarface and The

Formahdahyde Funk Band.

The group received rave reviews at a recent performance at club

Numbers in Houston, Texas, where Face and the band ripped through a

number of his classic Hip-Hop songs.

The band includes a bass player, a guitarist, two keyboardists,

two trumpet players, a trombone player, a saxophone player, a drummer and three

other singers.

The group was set for a high profile appearance at this year's

South By South West (SXSW), the legendary annual music festival taking place

in Austin, Texas March 11th-20th.

Face and company pulled out of the SXSW for unknown reasons,

but promoter Matt Solanza said those attending the conference can still expect

a healthy portion of high profile, innovative hip-hop artists.

"This year SXSW is presenting some of the tightest hip-hop

talent to come out of Texas," Solanza said. "From new majors like

Paul Wall and Slim Thug to underground legends like Bavu Blakes and Money Waters,

if you can make it to Austin, you'll be fully up to speed on what's really poppin'

out here."

In addition to highlighting what Texas has to offer, the conference

will also showcase new upcoming artists.

"We have cats

like Chops, Diplo and DJ Lt. Dan, Ovadose from Gary, Indiana, Lunar Heights

from Frisco, and an entire show dedicated to hip hop's influence around the

world with acts like Ojos de Brujo from Spain, Daara J from Senegal and C-Mon

& Kypski from Holland."