By Rob Markman
Ali, Quez and Strap of Travis Porter have been on their rap grind for quite a few years, but now that they’re getting set to release their major-label debut, From Day 1, on May 29, things really look to be paying off. TP’s first official album features 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Tyga, Mac Miller and Mike Posner, but more importantly will be filled with the same type of rambunctious party starters that the trio has hung their hat on. So “RFL” fans can expect the same type of energy when Travis Porter make their way onto the MTV News set on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com.
That’s not all, though. Houston rap icon Scarface will be making his very first appearance on the show, as he and Sway will run down his 20-plus-year career in rap. After getting his start with the Geto Boys in the late 1980s, Mr. Scarface went on to build a storied solo career. By mixing true grit and raw emotion with introspective lyrics and heartfelt flows, Scarface has delivered unforgettable hip-hop tracks like 1994’s “I Seen a Man Die” and his powerful 1997 duet with Tupac Shakur, “Smile.”
Face dropped his last official album, Emeritus, in 2008 but went on to drop his first official mixtape, Dopeman Music, two years later. In 2010 he was locked up and spent 10 months behind bars for failure to pay child support. It was reported that the rapper owed more than $123,000 in support, but now Face’s focus is back in the studio after he and frequent collaborator Beanie Sigel announced plans for a collaborative Mac & BradLP.
“RapFix Live” will also honor the life of fallen Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer.
Catch Travis Porter and Scarface on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com, and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists @MTVRapFix!