By Scott T. Sterling
Houston rap icon Scarface is working on both a new album and a book, Deeply Rooted.
“I talk about my life,” the former Geto Boys rapper says of the book he’s writing with rap scribe, Benjamin Meadows-Ingram. ” I talk about the good times, the bad times…the game’s the same, you know. It don’t switch. The same rules apply in this game as it did in the other games that we played.”
“He’s a legend,” adds Meadows-Ingram. “It’s an honor and a privilege to work on the project. It just means a lot.”
Snippets of new music can be heard throughout the clip, which includes Scarface showing off a series of tattoos along his arms and scenes from a recent photo shoot with photographer Ray Yau. During the shoot, Scarface reveals himself to be a fan of Schoolboy Q, demanding to hear the Chromatics-sampling single, “Man of the Year,” from his major label debut, Oxymoron.
Deeply Rooted will be Scarface’s 12th studio album, and his first since 2008 release, Emeritus. The release date for the forthcoming full-length has yet to be announced. The rapper recently appeared on the critically acclaimed new album from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Pinata, adding his inimitable vocals to the track “Broken.”