The legendary rapper Scarface, real name Brad Johnson, is running for city council in Houston, and a lot of folks seem thrilled about it. He first teased the idea on June 6 via Instagram in the form of a question.
“Should I run for Houston City Council?” he asked.
“Yes,” “Absolutely” and “Most Definitely” are just some of the answers he received from followers.
Then on Sunday, the Geto Boys member let it be known that he was officially tossing his hat into the ring and wrote “Brad Jordan for Houston City Council District D.”
The rapper also included his slogan in the post, which is “Of the People, For the People.”
“It’s official. I’m offering myself for service as the next Houston City Councilmember for District D,” he wrote in the caption space. “Join our movement! More details to come.”
According to ABC 13 Eyewitness News, the Office of the City Secretary confirmed that Scarface filed paperwork to run and has already named his campaign treasurer.
Upon hearing the news of the city council move, some of the 48-year-old’s fellow rappers gave him immediate support, like Port Arthur, Texas, native Bun B, who seemed excited the “Smile” rapper was moving into politics.
“I lived long enough to see this,” wrote Bun Sunday on Instagram.
Posdnuos, from the group De La Soul, also commented. “Congrats my brother,” he wrote on Instagram.
Plus, Willie D, Scarface’s Geto Boys group member, shared the news and encouraged everyone to “hit the polls” in November of this year.
Scarface made the announcement of his political move on the same day his other Geto Boys group member Bushwick Bill passed away from pancreatic cancer in Colorado at the age of 52.
Bill was diagnosed with the disease in February, and there was a final tour scheduled but it was canceled before it began.
On Monday morning, Scarface posted a photo of Bill smiling on his Instagram page but didn’t include a statement.