All I Have In This World
For the new issue of Vibe (Mary J cover) I wrote what they call an Ultimate 90 for Scarface. What it is, I make a 90 minute Scarface pause tape and they run the tracklisting and my comments on the songs. It’s basically my dream gig, as you might imagine. I wish I could make my entire living by just cataloging and annotating the Brad Jordan discography. Anyway, to take things one step further I made an actual mix out of the list and tossed it up here for y’all ingrates. It’s a decent retrospective/selection, I think. Obviously when you’re dealing with such a gigantic catalog, you’re forced to leave some important shit out and I’m sure some lovable fruit fly will go to great measures to point those omissions out. (OMG no FACEMOB?!) Oh well. Included is both sides of his rare debut 12″, a couple lesser known collabs from the early days and some of the more obvious singles. I even threw the two tracks I couldn’t fit into the Vibe piece to round it out to an even 90 minutes (it actually goes a minute over, deal with it).
But with that in mind know this: this is not for your itunepod, homie. You are to record this to a Maxell UR-90 (or better quality) and jam it in your tape deck. If you don’t have a tape deck, please don’t listen to this. I’m dead serious.
And if that wasn’t enough Brad for you, I also have a short thing on his productions in the new Fader. You don’t even have to get up from your computer for that one, you can cop it online.
Please make sure to grab a copy of MADE, it’s really good. And honestly, you would be wise to purchase every Face & GBs tape, lest J. Prince’s bootleg squad finds out you’ve been fucking with his money. Shit if that does come to pass, you don’t know my name, you only know my face.
Tracklisting after the jump
1. Scarface – “Last Of A Dying Breed” (Rap-a-Lot, 2000)
2. Akshun – “Scarface (Original Mix)” (Short Stop, 1989)
3. Z-Ro f/ Scarface – “These Niggaz” (Rap-a-Lot, 2004)
4. Geto Boys – “First Light Of The Day” (Rap-a-Lot, 1996)
5. Scarface – “On My Block” (Def Jam, 2002)
6. Convicts f/ Geto Boys – “1-900-Hustler” (Rap-a-Lot, 1991)
7. Geto Boys (Scarface) – “G-Code” (Rap-a-Lot, 2005)
8. Geto Boys – “Murder After Midnight” (Rap-a-Lot, 1993)
9. Scarface f/ Ice Cube & Devin – “Hand Of The Dead Body” (Rap-a-Lot, 1994)
10. Geto Boys – “Do It Like a GO” (Rap-a-Lot, 1990)
11. Scarface – “A Minute 2 Pray A Second 2 Die” (Rap-a-Lot, 1991)
12. Geto Boys – “Minds Playing Tricks on Me” (Rap-a-Lot, 1991)
13. Scarface f/ 2 Pac & Johnny P – “Smile” (Rap-a-Lot, 1997)
14. Kool G Rap & Polo f/ Scarface, Bushwick Bill & Ice Cube – “Two To The Head” (Cold Chillin’, 1992)
15. Gangstarr f/ Scarface – “Betrayal” (Noo Trybe, 1998)
16. Scarface f/ Too Short, Devin & Tela – “Fuck Faces” (Rap-a-Lot, 1998)
17. Jay-Z f/ Scarface & Beanie Sigel – “This Can’t Be Life” (Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam, 2000)
18. Akshun – “Another Head Put To Rest” (Bonus Track) (Short Stop, 1989)
19. Compton’s Most Wanted f/ Scarface – “N 2 Deep” (Bonus Track) (Epic, 1992)