Hip-Hop Legend Scarface Announces Run For Houston City Council Seat

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
Scarface Mayor
Brad “Scarface” Jordan. Photo: Jeremy Perez Photos

“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.

About Isheka N. Harrison

Isheka N. Harrison is an experienced writer, editor, educator, media and communications professional who thoroughly enjoys telling people’s stories. A former editor of the South Florida Times, Isheka has been featured as a speaker for New Florida Majority’s “Black Women in Media” Panel for Women’s History Month, served as a judge for JM Lexus’ 2018 African American Achievers Awards and named one of “South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” by Legacy Magazine/Miami Herald. A native of Miami, Isheka's work has appeared in notable local and national media outlets including: ESSENCE Magazine, Upscale Magazine, The Miami Herald, The Miami Times and more. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Clark Atlanta University. Isheka is also a member of several para-professional organizations including the Black Professionals Network (BPN), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) South Florida and ColorComm. To learn more about her story, you can connect with Isheka on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ishekah or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ishekah. To pitch her any tips or ideas for articles, email her at iharrison@moguldom.com.