Legendary rapper Scarface brings his live band and ‘Behind the Desk Experience’ to Sacramento on March 24

By Eddie Jorgensen  

For years, Brad Jordan has been widely known as a member of gangster rap group, Geto Boys, who achieved notoriety during their early years of glorifying death, destruction and everything. However, Jordan, performing as Scarface, would soon separate himself from the collective, making a name for himself as an able lyricist and powerful live presence.

While much of the now-53-year-old rapper’s early subject matter may seem juvenile when compared to his peers, Jordan’s vocal delivery and ability to weave a story eventually earned him #16 on The Source magazine’s list of Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. With a catalogue that spans over 11 full-length releases – along with a stint in jail – there’s certainly no shortage of material for Scarface’s upcoming show in Sacramento. Even after concerting to Islam some 18 years ago, Jordan hasn’t really changed nor abandoned the music that got him there. Those catching him at The Crest Theatre on Sunday night can Expect to hear both Scarface and Geto Boys classics that include “Smile,” “Soulja’s Story,” “F*Ck Faces,” “Mary Jane,” “ I Seen a Man Die,” “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” “On My Block,” and more.

Jordan and his live band that have earned numerous hip-hop accolades, as well as a feature on National Public Radio’s hip Tiny Desk Concerts (which has since gone viral). Long-time fans will remember that it was Jordan who staged his own Farewell shows in 2021, only to return to the live circuit soon after.

Sean Healy presents an evening with Scarface and live band at the Crest at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and go up to $75 and can be purchased at www.crestsacramento.com. The Crest Theatre is located at 1013 K Street in Sacramento.

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