“Scarface”: RapFix’s Favorite Hip-Hop References

In hip-hop there is no film more celebrated that Brian De Palma’s 1983 film “Scarface.” From beat samples, to dramatic album skits and overall song concepts, rap has been borrowing from the cult-classic since its release. It’s an appreciation that the film’s star Al Pacino has noticed. “I mean, they really get it and they understand it, and that’s a great thing,” he said to MTV News of rap’s affinity for the crime drama. “They’ve been very supportive all these years. I think they’ve helped us tremendously.”

From Jay-Z to Rick Ross to the rapper Scarface, hip-hop’s obsession with Tony Montana is no secret. Al’s quote had us here at RapFix feeling a bit gangsta, so we decided to recall some of our favorite “Scarface” moments in hip-hop. Read more…

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