Exclusive: Devin the Dude On Scarface's Place In Rap, "I Don't Think He's Gonna Quit Anytime Soon"
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 3:45PM
Southern rapper Devin the Dude recently chopped it up with SOHH and discussed his views on Scarface's 20 year run in hip-hop.
From Dev's perspective, Face Mob is no where close to being finished with hip-hop.
"He never left [rap], so he's not coming back from nowhere man, he's always been musically inclined and as long as there's some musical buttons around or a guitar or a piano or anything. I believe that's what he's always gonna be doing because he's very talented in those areas. He can play the bass, he can play the piano and he can rap and he knows choruses and melodies and everything. I don't think he's gonna quit anytime soon. I think the fans need him and the people need him to continue doing what he's been doing and let him know how genuine he is to hip-hop and how he can help other people mold their careers around what he's doing. I don't think he's gonna be going anywhere any time soon." (SOHH)
Fellow Texas rapper Chamillionaire recently talked with SOHH about Scarface making a comeback in hip-hop.
"I love it when people like that come back," Cham told SOHH. "I'm not one of them guys that gets upset when they say they're gonna retire and then come back. Even now I'm seeing stuff from like from Devin the Dude, I don't know if it's gonna be super mainstream, but I think stuff like that is needed to balance out the game." (SOHH)
Last month, Face said he would be dropping his first mixtape, Dopeman Music.
"I'm a free agent," he said in an interview. "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 andmusician 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*t and I'm using about three percent of what I know about music. I'm not using it all. I'm music. I can play that sh*t long enough for a real musician to catch it and feel me, where I'm going, and we make magic like that." (MTV)
The underground project's track list was released last week.
1. Picking Up The Pieces 2. Dopeman Music (feat. B. James & Monk Kaza) 3. Lyrical Assault (feat. Malice & Mr. Lo Key) 4. FaSho Money (Skit) 5. Gwap (feat. B. James & Monk Kaza) 6. Get Lost (feat. B. James, Monk Kaza & Rodney Gant) 7. The N Word 8. The Ghetto Report (feat. B. James & Monk Kaza) 9. 2 The Beat (feat. B. James & Monk Kaza) 10. Wanted 11. Hustle Game 12. Riff Raff (Skit) 13. In My Blood (feat. B. James) 14. Bad Man (feat. Papa Reu) (Hip Hop N More)
Dopeman Music is scheduled to drop Tuesday, May 4th.
Check out a past SOHH Scarface interview down below: