Rap veteran Scarface has announced that he will be remaking KRS-One‘s 1987 hip-hop album, Criminal Minded.
Face said he would be remaking a majority of the album’s songs.
“I haven’t really came to the conclusion yet of what I’m gonna do with it, but I know for a fact that I’m remaking “9mm Goes Bang” along with “Poetry” and sh*t like that,” he revealed in an interview. “I just feel like – and it’s not for a personal gain, it’s a respect thing. I’m [paying respect by remaking] [KRS-One’s] whole f*cking sh*t. I feel like he deserves that compliment. Like muthaf*ckas forget where it came from, man. I remember growing up in junior high school, and like my first couple years that I spent in high school, I f*cking had that rhyme scheme. I wrote my rhymes like that [mumbles cadence from “Poetry”]. I was that!” (Hip Hop DX)
Earlier this week, Face spoke on making history with his next solo album.
“This mixtape that I’m doing, I got a chance to show the last of the Scarface,” he said in an interview with radio personality EI8HT. “Because this new situation that I’m in and this new record that I’m gonna release, my new studio album is gonna be a totally different me. I got a combination that I’m finna put together on this new album, not the mixtape, on my new album I have a totally different situation. I got a beautiful f*cking theme that’s never been done before in hip-hop…I am hip-hop dude, I was a part of hip-hop when it had no f*cking boundaries, it wasn’t no East Coast hip-hop, West Coast hip-hop…This next album — it’s gonna be a lot better than The Fix. It’s just something that I’m gonna do on this record that ain’t nobody ever done. And I don’t want to tell nobody and they gonna beat me to the punch, but I’m gonna f*ck the whole world with this.” (“Street Disciplez Radio”)
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 mymusic 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)
Rap veteran Devin the Dude recently talked with SOHH about Scarface’s place in 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)
Check out Scarface talking about his new album down below: