: <p>It's been years since he's had to hunt somebody down to hand off a demo, but Face said he hasn't forgotten what it's like. Young, hungry up-and-comers won't let him. </p><p>"They been tearin' my ass up with CDs," he told <em>SOHH</em>. </p><p>So he
Saturday, Jul 12, 2008 6:00AM
Written By Brandi Hopper
SOHH caught up with rap veteran Scarface to talk about his secret for success, how his son needs to take a cue from Soulja Boy and the lowdown on his brand new website for aspiring artists.
It's been years since he's had to hunt somebody down to hand off a demo, but Face said he hasn't forgotten what it's like. Young, hungry up-and-comers won't let him.
"They been tearin' my ass up with CDs," he told SOHH.
So he's taking the demo shopping game world wide on the web with his new site Heregomydemo.com- which just recently launched. It's built like a social networking site with member profiles, pictures and music, but it's especially for artists and musicians.
"It's for everybody that's been tryin' to shop a demo," he explained.
He hopes the new site will not only help launch careers - offering artists the opportunity to sell their music free – but also, bring some unity to the game.
"It's some good talent out there that's getting fucked up because record companies wanna make quantity and not quality," Face said.
Among the talented that have made it in spite of the industry, Face counts Soulja Boy – who the the rapper has already confessed his admiration for in a prior interview with SOHH.
And though he's of Ice-T's generation, Face said he can't ride with the O.G. rapper in his slamming of Soulja's music in a YouTube feud, saying the teenager single-handedly killed hip-hop.
"Man that kid came out and did something brilliant," he said. "His daddy didn't put him in the business; he got in the motherf*cker himself."
A lot more than what some guys his age is doing.
"I got a 19 year-old son that just flunked out of college," Face continued. "That motherf*cker ain't stayin' with me, he gon' have to do something. But I respect what Soulja Boy is doing."
Face said his career began when he was about Soulja's age, a founding member of the late ‘80s group Geto Boys.
"We didn't have older rappers comin' down on us; we had the press and New York rappers," he recalled. "That was 20 years ago."
Two decades later and Face is still putting out albums. He's not ready to talk about his upcoming project Redmption yet, and it doesn't have a release date but he said he's in the studio putting it together and he's happy with it so far.
"I'm a musician in real life," he explained. "I can continue to make records until I decide to not make 'em anymore. That ain't no big deal. You gotta stay relevant and current. That's the secret."