Brad "Scarface" Jordan

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Rapper Scarface of the Geto Boys performs at the Regal Theater in Chicago 1992

Exclusive Book Excerpt: Rap Legend Scarface Reveals Why He Wanted to Die in His New Memoir

Brad “Scarface” Jordan put Southern hip-hop on the radar as a member of the Geto Boys, a pioneering solo rapper and a Def Jam executive, selling millions of albums. But in his brutally honest memoir Diary of a Madman (out April 21 on Dey Street), written with Benjamin Meadows Ingram, the 44-year-old digs into his dark side — shootouts, drugs, mental wards and repeated attempts on his own life.