Scarface: “I Was On My Deathbed…”


Brad Terrence Jordan, better known as Scarface, always had a signature look and style about him. After all, it is because of his impressive word delivery style that landed him on the list of the 50 Greatest MC’s of our time.  But when his health started heading in the wrong direction, he had to change up his style of eating, exercise and everything. Even Scarface’s mental health was at risk.

“It was serious, man. I wanted to die back then,” explains Scarface. “And if you ask me why … I can honestly tell you I don’t know. I have no idea. Maybe I felt worthless.” Luckily, he explained, he moved beyond those thoughts.

After being diagnosed as manic depressive when he was only 12 years old, his mental health has improved in recent years. Face says he is taking the journey one day at a time.

“Some days are better than others,” he said. “Even right now, yeah. But I know I want to live. And now when I look back upon that dark time, now that I’m alive, I thank God for forgiving me for trying to take something as precious as my life. He’s merciful.”

Scarface started at 291 pounds and is currently around 193, and is looking to get back at 185. How he did it isn’t as important as to the reason why he did it.

“I was at stroke level,” admitted the Houston MC. “I had it all: congestive heart failure, malignant high blood pressure, kidney damage, enlarged heart, sleep apnea, borderline diabetic, etc.  My life was threatened.  So if someone in the street threatens my life, he better make good on it. Because I have to kill him or he’s going to kill me. So I had to kill bad health.”

“My doctor told me that I would have a massive heart attack,” Scarface continued.  “That along with other stuff that I wanted to be around for and here to see pushed me. I’m doing whatever it takes to lose weight. “I think people struggle with their weight because they don’t want to grind.  It’s really a portion control thing and it’s unfortunate that I had to learn it on my deathbed.  I had to learn to eat to live instead of live to eat.”

Now that he’s not only lost weight but made a lifestyle change, Scarface is happier, healthier and living life on his own terms, including playing golf. And he’s pretty good at it too.

Many of us aren’t the size that we want to be. So with that, we’ve prepared three simple tips to lose 100 lbs:

Motivation – Reach within yourself to find that goal or reason why want to lose…