Brad “Scarface” Jordan (Instagram).
On June 5, 2019, rapper Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, posed a question to his Instagram followers: “Should I run for HOUSTON City Council?” Followers showered his post with almost twenty-seven thousand likes and four thousand supportive comments. Three days later, “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper” again took to social media to say, “It’s official. I’m offering myself for service as the next Houston City Councilmember for District D.”
With this announcement, the rapper Scarface died and Brad Jordan was reborn. The OG hip-hop diagnostician will now attempt to translate his social commentary to political action in America’s fourth-largest city.
Brad Jordan came of age in the late 1980s in District D’s South Acres neighborhood. He experienced severe anger and depression and was briefly hospitalized following a suicide attempt engendered, in part, by growing up in Houston when the city became an epicenter…
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