Scarface Ends Retirement With ‘Dope Man Music’
Scarface has officially concluded his "retirement" from hip-hop with his first foray into the world of mixtapes. After releasing eleven solo albums in his career, the Houston MC told MTV that he was ready to drop his first street album, 'Dope Man Music,' now that he was free of record label contracts.
"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."
The rapper explained that although musical creativity comes naturally to him, he has only been displaying a fraction of his talent. "I got a lot of s--- and I'm using about three percent of what I know about music," he said. "I'm not using it all. I'm music. I can play that s--- long enough for a real musician to catch it and feel me, where I'm going, and we make magic like that."
In addition to his upcoming mixtape, Scarface is also at work on a new album with Wu-Tang member Raekwon. Raekwon announced the news on Twitter back in February, telling fans that the two were already at work on the project.
Scarface's 'Dope Man Music' is expected to drop this spring.