The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
First things first: A huge R.I.P. to Eric "Eazy-E" Wright who died 15 years ago Friday (March 26) at the age of 31. Eazy meant so much to the rap game — not just a godfather of gangsta rap, his business acumen was unparallelled and he helped revolutionize the independent record hustle. Your genius was amazing, O.G.
With that said, it's only right we keep it legendary for today's piece — and we have a humdinger. Scarface hit us up with a trailer and not only is the Houston trailblazer coming out of his short rap retirement, but 'Face is putting out his first ever street CD.
"I'm a free agent," he said. "I always wanted to drop a mixtape on my own. So I just said, 'Let's drop an independent mixtape.' I feel that I should be as an adult and musician and pioneer — that's what they call me. ... I feel that I need to move on to another stage with the way I deliver my music to the public. I got a lot of sh-- and I'm using about 3 percent of what I know about music. I'm not using it all. I'm music. I can play that sh-- long enough for a real musician to catch it and feel me, where I'm going, and we make magic like that."
'Face strongly hinted that we'll hear live instrumentation on his mixtape.
"I'm f---ing music — I love music," he said. "I eat, sleep and sh-- music. I been around music all my life. I was born in a band. My uncles and cousin were in a band ... my daddy was a DJ. That's all I ever knew. My mom was in a band. She was a singer. That's all I ever knew was being in a band. I'm comfortable being onstage in front of people, playing all the instruments."
Check for Scarface's Dope Man Music this spring.
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