Geto Boys member Scarface suffered from an unspecified medical condition that forced the rapper to be hospitalized on June 30th. According to the Geto Boys’ Kickstarter – where the horrorcore trio of Willie D, Scarface and Bushwick Bill are raising money for their new LP Habeas Corpus – Scarface sought medical help following a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 29th; he entered a Houston, Texas hospital the next day. While the rapper’s exact condition has not yet been revealed, fellow Geto Boy Willie D asked fans to “say a prayer” for the ailing Scarface.
“I am not at liberty to speak on [Scarface’s] condition, and wouldn’t even if I was, as it is a private matter, but I will say that he is in good spirits, and sends his love to all who have supported him throughout his career, and personal life,” Willie D wrote in a Kickstarter update. “Although I’m his bandmate, I’m also a Scarface fan, so I know it’s hard for you guys not having details, but I will try to keep you updated as much as I can without invading his privacy. Thanks and say a prayer for my homey!”
A representative for the group tells Rolling Stone that the rapper has since been released from the hospital and is home resting.
Geto Boys were in the midst of their Office Space Tour – named after the 1999 cult comedy that made clever use of their song “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta” – when Scarface was hospitalized. In June, the trio revealed that they’d begun work on Habeas Corpus, their first album together since 2005’s The Foundation. To drum up support for their upcoming album, the trio launched a Kickstarter that included perks such as playing a round of golf with Scarface.
“I’d like to take credit, but the fans really made it happen,” rapper Willie D told Rolling Stone of the reunion, adding that relations between the members is still “volatile.” “It’s hard to get all of us on the same page, ’cause everybody’s always doing their own thing. We are three totally different people. We didn’t grow up together. We’re not blood-related. We didn’t go to the same schools, didn’t grow up in the same neighborhood. The one commonality that we do share is being in the group.”