Legendary Houston rapper Scarface has hit up SOHH to set the record straight on a recent Def Jam comment he made, claiming his focus is on the future and not the past.
Face Mob said despite his brief Def Jam remarks, his cited comments stem from a separate interview focusing heavily on his new music.
“That interview, which was over a month ago, was NOT about Def Jam,” Face wrote in a statement. “It was an interview I did about my upcoming new record and the new moves I’m making. The Def Jam item is a 2 minute comment from one question I was asked during the interview. Why is everyone trying to start some mess by focusing on that one comment? I left Def Jam 10 years ago. Why is this considered news?” [sic] (SOHH)
Scarface’s Def Jam comments began circulating online this week.
“I needed a bigger part of [Def Jam] and they wanted to play like I wasn’t bringing business,” Scarface said when asked about his Def Jam exit. “Everything that’s hot right now is what I brought to Def Jam from Rick Ross to T.I. because you know, Def Jam wouldn’t touch T.I.” (WGCI)
Back in 2010, Scarface said he asked former Def Jam head L.A. Reid to be released from being Def Jam South President.
“I think when the powers, Lyor [Cohen], Kevin [Liles] — when everybody left Def Jam, when the wigs left, like, I was over there with LA Reid,” Face revealed in an interview with radio personality EI8HT. “And I didn’t know what kind of sh*t was getting ready to go on over there. So I wanted to save him the hassle of dealing with me because I know I’m not the easiest motherf*cker in the world to deal with. And I respect the move and the decisions that he made by releasing me because I asked him, man to man, to release me and he said, ‘Well, you know I would like to at least sit-down and talk to you but if you still want to leave, I understand.’ A couple of my friends got on that flight to see LA Reid, but I never got on it. I didn’t feel the need to.” (“Street Disciplez Radio”)
Looking forward, the rap legend is currently putting together a new LP.
Scarface is getting ready to drop his first album since 2008 and recently announced that the upcoming record will be titled ‘Rooted’ and drop sometime this summer. The rapper hasn’t put out an album since he dropped ‘Emeritus’ which he explained would be his last album when it was released. Scarface dropped the title and told fans when they could expect his upcoming project via Twitter before adding that he was grateful for their patience. “S/o to everybody that can see this…. The new album title is ‘Rooted’ releasing early this summer thanks for you patience.. Out….” (This Beat Goes)