Made (2007) "Never thought I'd live to see 21/Look, I'm all grown now," reflects Houston-rap godfather (and founding Geto Boy) Brad "Scarface" Jordan on "Never," from Made… 2007-12-11 Scarface Hip-Hop/Rap
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Made (2007)

Scarface | MADE MAN On his ninth CD, Scarface undercuts thoughtful raps with others that get old fast
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MADE MAN On his ninth CD, Scarface undercuts thoughtful raps with others that get old fast
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 11, 2007; Lead Performance: Scarface; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

''Never thought I'd live to see 21/Look, I'm all grown now,'' reflects Houston-rap godfather (and founding Geto Boy) Brad ''Scarface'' Jordan on ''Never,'' from Made, his ninth solo album. But how grown is the 37-year-old, really, when much of the album finds him wallowing in violence and misogyny? Fortunately, Scarface acts his age on more thoughtful cuts like ''Who Do You Believe In,'' which offers a somber take on the many forces that claim innocent inner-city lives, from gang rivalries to the war in Iraq. Now, that kind of wisdom never gets old. B
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Originally posted Nov 30, 2007 Published in issue #968 Dec 07, 2007 Order article reprints