Hip-Hop Legend Scarface Announces Run For Houston City Council Seat
“This year an announcement came on the weekend, but Scarface from Geto Boys ain’t trick or treating.” In fact, the Houston hip-hop legend is now looking to rock the political stage. Brad Jordan announced plans to run for the Houston City Council to represent District D, reported the Houston Chronicle.
Jordan, 48, made the announcement one day after fellow Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill died of pancreatic cancer, reported the USA Today. Bill was only 52.
“It’s official. I’m offering myself for service as the next Houston City Councilmember for District D. Join our movement! More details to come. www.bradfordistrictd.com,”Jordan wrote on Instagram.
His campaign slogan is “Of The People, For The People.” He certainly has support from his contemporaries as fellow Houston rappers Bun B and Paul Wall have both voiced their support.
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Though known for his part in putting Houston’s brand of hip-hop on the map, Jordan is no stranger to community work. He has dedicated his time to The Positive Purpose Movement, of which he is co-founder and chairman.
On its website, the movement describes itself as “a multifaceted organization committed to impacting lives in a constructive way.” It works to give residents in underserved communities an opportunity to overcome obstacles to success. The organization credits Jordan’s “hard work and dedication” with helping it make a transformative impact.
District D represents a large part of Houston and is currently represented by councilman Dwight Boykins, who has filed paperwork to run for mayor.
Other hip-hop artists who ran for political positions in their cities include Miami’s Uncle Luke who ran for the city’s mayor and Chicago’s Rhymefest who ran for Alderman of the 20th Ward.