Brad Jordan, also known to your favorite rapper's as their favorite rapper, or, just simply Scarface, announced on Saturday that he is putting his microphone on the shelf and is running for Houston City Council. He has been rapping for the past 30 years, but now he is turning his eyes on making a difference in his city.
Last week, the 48 year-old rapper, trolled on the announcement on Instagram asking his followers, “Should I run for Houston City Council?” Well, this joke turned serious on Saturday. Actually, he hinted at this move last year when the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner and Councilman Dwight Boykins announced that June 26th will forever now be known as Brad 'Scarface' Jordan Day.
“It’s official! I’m offering myself for service as the next Houston City Council-member for District D. Join our movement!" Scarface made this official announcement again via Instagram to his almost 244,000 followers.
Thinking about Jordan's work with the Positive Purpose Movement, a shift to politics my be natural for the rapper. The Positive Purpose Movement is a nonprofit organization which supports and creates for underrepresented communities in education, empowerment, and enrichment.
In 2018, he said, “You know me as ‘Scarface,’ but now you get the opportunity to meet Brad Jordan. I’ve done a lot of music (13 albums just from him alone) and I did a lot of speaking and I want to let y’all know I’m getting ready to make a super impact in the community because that’s the most important thing to me right now, that’s my passion; to make sure everybody is treated equally, to make sure we get equal justice, to make sure that everybody is on the same level playing field and I hope that you will stand behind me in my positive purpose of making this happen. Thank you to the city of Houston.”
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