Houston rap veteran Scarface is back in the studio after spending nearly an entire year behind bars on child support charges.
Initially starting out as speculation earlier this week, Face Mob’s release has been confirmed.
After 10 months behind bars for failure to pay child support, Scarface was recently released from Harris County Jail in Texas and is now prepping an album for the end of the year, a rep for the Houston rapper confirmed to MTV News. It was also reported that the “I Seen a Man Die” MC was being held on unspecified federal charges, but MTV News has not been able to confirm that information. (MTV)
Reports of Scarface’s charges emerged online earlier this year.
The former Geto Boys leader has since been moved to Harris County Jail as of last week where he is being held for two active child support warrants totaling $123,372. He also faces two other child support charges as well as charges from the federal government. According to police documents obtained byXXLmag.com, bonds have been set on all four cases–one for $93,376, a second one for $50,000, another for $30,000 and the last one was set at $500. As of press time it is unclear how much longer Facemob is expected to spend behind bars, but a media relations rep for Harris County’s 7th precinct told XXL that he will be held until these women accusing him of not paying child support are compensated to some capacity. (XXL Mag)
Scarface’s last Twitter messages date back to late September.
“This n*gga is crazy @zromocitydon like Richard Pryor,” Face tweeted September 25th, 2010.
“Go follow Zro @Zromocitydon”
“@ifuxwitcstone too loooooong I’m finns lay it down” (Scarface’s Twitter)
In 2010, Scarface talked about wanting to re-make KRS-One‘s 1987 rap album, Criminal Minded.
“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)
Check out some past Scarface footage down below: