Wed Aug 29 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$20.00

Ages 21+

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Rapper Scarface was born Bradley Jordan on November 9, 1970. He is originally from the South Acres neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He was an early member of the Southern rap group The Geto Boys and still maintains ties with them, though he has been a solo artist since 1991. Even if he has never scored any national hits or stormed up the Billboard charts with any of his numerous albums throughout the '90s, no one could question his clout throughout the South. He has managed to define what it meant to be a Southern thug rapper years before anyone even coined the term Dirty South. This became glaringly evident in the late '90s when a massive wave of young MCs arose from Houston, New Orleans, and Memphis emulating his style of hard-boiled, ghetto-bred, straight-up hardcore rapping.

Scarface (at the time recording under the alias of Akshen) began his rap career first as a solo artist in his native Houston during the mid-'80s for James Smith's then fledging Rap-a-Lot label. Smith was trying to launch a group he tagged the Geto Boys, and he eventually asked Akshen to join the group in the late '80s. Smith was trying to launch a group he tagged the Geto Boys, and he eventually asked Akshen to join the group in the late '80s. The Geto Boys' debut album -- Grip It! On That Other Level (1990), later repackaged and re-released that same year simply as The Geto Boys -- shocked many with its vivid depictions of violence and its overall extreme nature. This album featured the song "Scarface," which introduced Akshen's alter ego, a title he would keep from that point onward. He changed his name to Scarface, after the legendary film Scarface, saying he felt that the main character of the movie was like himself in many ways. He even changed his flow from a rapid-fire Kool G Rap-like delivery, to a more normal type flow, but this time with a darker tone. The huge controversy surrounding the group's debut put the Geto Boys on the map and set the stage for the impressive We Can't Be Stopped (1991). In the wake of the group's national success came solo albums, one of which being Scarface's debut album.

 

e has since done collaborations with such artists as Jay-Z, Master P, Jadakiss, Faith Evans, Chamillionaire, 2Pac, Nas, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Beanie Sigel, Young Jeezy, Too Short, Bun B, Raekwon and Gang Starr. He also featured on "The Biggie Duets" alongside Big Gee and Akon. He guest-appeared on Ray Cash's debut single "Bumpin' my Music".

 Rap A Lot Records have also since released an album from Scarface and Tupac entitled 2Face which is due out on August 8th 2006, but was halted for a Tuesday September 26, 2006 Release. The album is co-produced by Suge Knight, but Scarface has been rumored as stating he wants nothing to do with the album.

 In a recent interview, Scarface says he'll never record solo material again. He has stated that his last official album according to him was The Fix which was released in 2001. Scarface is now planning on concentrating on the production side of rap music, and has been tapped to produce on the upcoming UGK album titled "Return of the Trill". More Recently Scarface converted to Islam.        

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
SCARFACE with special guests Cool Nutz & Libretto

  • Scarface

    Scarface

    Urban

  • COOL NUTZ

    COOL NUTZ

    Urban

  • Libretto

    Libretto

    Hip-Hop/Rap

    Watts transplant, and Portland resident Libretto has been making his mark on the Hip-Hop landscape since 2003 with his appearance on the "Spirit In Stone" LP (Quannum) by his Misfit Massive crew members, Lifesavas. As a result of his standout verses on the record, Libretto landed a deal with One Drop/BSI Records to release his debut single "Dirty Thangs" b/w "Alma Matter". The record was a testament to his vision of merging "pure soul, hip-hop, and urban resonance (Amazon)" and the buzz around the promising emcee continued to build to the point that LA's Dim Mak Records became interested, and released Libretto's next single entitled "Volume" ft. Lifesavas. The song has gone on to be licensed numerous times, including being featured on Tony Hawk's Underground 2 video game. "Volume" was also one of the 14 songs that comprised Libretto's 2004 full length debut LP/CD, "Ill-Oet: The Last Element", also on Dim Mak Records. Upon release, the record was heralded as "some of the most original hip-hop to come out of the West Coast (Modern Fix)" by publications like XLR8R and URB. Libretto kept busy performing, dropping guest verses, and by putting out conceptual, album worthy mixtapes under the name Kokanut Brown, all the while prepping for his anticipated sophomore release, "The Captain". Regrettably, while readying "The Captain", Libretto's life and career hit a roadblock with him being convicted and sent to prison in 2011. Fortunately, while on house arrest prior to being locked up, Libretto recorded a tremendous amount of music to be released in conjunction with Liquid Beat Records while he was incarcerated. The releases included the vinyl single "Ride To Dat" featuring Guilty Simpson, the "Stay Focused" EP, "Return of the Blackfist" EP with fellow Misfit Massive member Zoo?, the "Gangsta Boogie" EP, and the incredibly popular "Gangsta Jazz" EP (which found Libretto rocking over strictly Jazz loops). Upon his release from prison in 2015, Libretto has displayed incredible focus and drive recording a ton of new music, and is now set to drop his next album, "Gangsta Jazz 2" in partnership with Liquid Beat. Wrote primarily while incarcerated, the album deals heavily with his ruminations while behind bars. Partnering with Theory Hazit and his new imprint Wet Work Music, Libretto is now in the process of prepping new releases as well as unreleased gems from his back catalog. 

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Soul'd Out Proudly Presents

SCARFACE with special guests Cool Nutz & Libretto

Wed Aug 29 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
SCARFACE with special guests Cool Nutz & Libretto

$20.00 Ages 21+

Rapper Scarface was born Bradley Jordan on November 9, 1970. He is originally from the South Acres neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He was an early member of the Southern rap group The Geto Boys and still maintains ties with them, though he has been a solo artist since 1991. Even if he has never scored any national hits or stormed up the Billboard charts with any of his numerous albums throughout the '90s, no one could question his clout throughout the South. He has managed to define what it meant to be a Southern thug rapper years before anyone even coined the term Dirty South. This became glaringly evident in the late '90s when a massive wave of young MCs arose from Houston, New Orleans, and Memphis emulating his style of hard-boiled, ghetto-bred, straight-up hardcore rapping.

Scarface (at the time recording under the alias of Akshen) began his rap career first as a solo artist in his native Houston during the mid-'80s for James Smith's then fledging Rap-a-Lot label. Smith was trying to launch a group he tagged the Geto Boys, and he eventually asked Akshen to join the group in the late '80s. Smith was trying to launch a group he tagged the Geto Boys, and he eventually asked Akshen to join the group in the late '80s. The Geto Boys' debut album -- Grip It! On That Other Level (1990), later repackaged and re-released that same year simply as The Geto Boys -- shocked many with its vivid depictions of violence and its overall extreme nature. This album featured the song "Scarface," which introduced Akshen's alter ego, a title he would keep from that point onward. He changed his name to Scarface, after the legendary film Scarface, saying he felt that the main character of the movie was like himself in many ways. He even changed his flow from a rapid-fire Kool G Rap-like delivery, to a more normal type flow, but this time with a darker tone. The huge controversy surrounding the group's debut put the Geto Boys on the map and set the stage for the impressive We Can't Be Stopped (1991). In the wake of the group's national success came solo albums, one of which being Scarface's debut album.

 

e has since done collaborations with such artists as Jay-Z, Master P, Jadakiss, Faith Evans, Chamillionaire, 2Pac, Nas, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Beanie Sigel, Young Jeezy, Too Short, Bun B, Raekwon and Gang Starr. He also featured on "The Biggie Duets" alongside Big Gee and Akon. He guest-appeared on Ray Cash's debut single "Bumpin' my Music".

 Rap A Lot Records have also since released an album from Scarface and Tupac entitled 2Face which is due out on August 8th 2006, but was halted for a Tuesday September 26, 2006 Release. The album is co-produced by Suge Knight, but Scarface has been rumored as stating he wants nothing to do with the album.

 In a recent interview, Scarface says he'll never record solo material again. He has stated that his last official album according to him was The Fix which was released in 2001. Scarface is now planning on concentrating on the production side of rap music, and has been tapped to produce on the upcoming UGK album titled "Return of the Trill". More Recently Scarface converted to Islam.        

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.