If hip-hop pioneer and Houston legend Scarface has his way, there will be no more politricks as usual on the Houston City Council.
Scarface, whose government name is Bradford Jordan, announced on Instagram over the weekend that he is running for council-member of District D, a position currently held by Councilman Dwight Boykins, who is reportedly running for mayor, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jordan’s announcement was met with great support, including from another Houston legend, Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, member of the pioneering hip-hop group UGK and current professor at Rice University. Freeman responded to Jordan’s post with a resounding, “I’m here for this!”
At press time, Jordan had not released his political platform, but his campaign slogan, “Of the People, For the People,” is featured prominently on his campaign website.
The City of Houston loves Jordan, not only for his musical and cultural contributions but for the many ways in which he empowers youth and reinvests in his community. To honor his involvement and impact, Boykins and Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed June 26 as “Brad ‘Scarface’ Jordan Day.”
Jordan, 48, is a founding member of the Geto Boys, the iconic hip-hop group that helped put Houston on the cultural radar. He made his announcement as news circulated that fellow Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill had taken a turn for the worse in his battle against pancreatic cancer.
Bushwick, born Richard Stephen Shaw, died Sunday at the age of 52.