Watch Scarface’s perfect Tiny Desk concert
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Watch Scarface’s perfect Tiny Desk concert

Scarface’s latest appearance has blown fans and critics away. The Texas emcee, who hasn’t released a full-length album since his 2015 project Deeply Rooted, recently performed for NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ series and brought his classics back to life alongside some of his longtime collaborators. 

The highly-anticipated concert saw the lyricist (real name Brad Jordan) invite his partner-in-crime Mike Dean, as well as a live band and backing singers, to recreate and revive his classic hits, including ‘On My Block,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ ‘I Seen a Man Die’ and ‘Mind Mind Playing Tricks on Me.’

Mike Dean injected some exceptional musical improvisation into Jordan’s anthems and recreated some of his legendary signature synth leads. The new heartfelt renditions were extraordinary, and following the performance of Scarface’s 2Pac collaboration, Jordan asked the intimate audience to “save a prayer” for the late rap legend.

The ‘Guess Who’s Back’ lyricist even brought family members out and, towards the end of the set, invited his son, Bryce, on stage, labelling him as an “exceptional musician” who is “4,000 times better than I’ll ever be.”

The Tiny Desk was highly anticipated as the creator and producer of the series, DJ Cuzzin B, had come out before its release, insisting it was one of the best from any rapper.

Taking to X/Twitter, the legend wrote, “I just watched an edit of Scarface’s Tiny Desk. Yeah…. it’s the best hip-hop tiny desk we’ve ever put out. A new crown holder…. Monday.”

Scarface is one of many hip-hop artists who have visited the NPR offices in Washington, DC where the concerts are held. Other rappers who have performed there include Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak and Tyler, The Creator.