Shortly after he was asked about the possibility of a joint album with Ice Cube, Houston, Texas rapper Scarface was questioned about the authenticity of Ice Cube’s song and lyrics, during a newly-released interview with Vlad TV.
Scarface went on to explain that he already had an idea that Cube’s lyrics weren’t always factual. He later added that Cube is “a genius,” and credited the former N.W.A rapper for being able to paint vivid pictures with his words.
“I got some ties to Los Angeles,” Scarface said. “So, I kinda know who’s active and who not active. Who was active and who wasn’t active. In Cube’s defense, man, Cube was a genius…I feel like if you can paint a picture on a canvas of art so vivid and so twisted and so demonic and so authentic, then that should just be what it is. Like ‘Wow, that’s a great fuckin’ painting.’ Or ‘Wow, that’s a great fuckin’ house’…Denzel played the hell out of a bad cop, but I know that when he goes home, he’s not a bad cop. Or Ice Cube can write ‘A bitch is a bitch, so if I’m poor or rich I can talk in the exact same pitch.’ I know that when he goes home to his wife, he don’t feel like that.”
The Geto Boys lyricist continued to stress the importance of being able to create a well-crafted story over creating a story that’s 100-percent factual.
“I think at the end of the day, it’s a well-crafted story that means everything,” he said. “And if I can take you to where I’ve been and put you in that same environment. If I can say four, five words and grab you from there, then I got you. And it’s stories that we as artists can come up with that we are connected to. That we are a part of, participated in or not. Who’s that to say? We got secrets that we’ll take to the grave.”
Scarface’s interview with Vlad TV can be found below.
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