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Few rappers can credibly claim to have influenced artists as different as Outkast, J Cole, and Insane Clown Posse, but such is the reach of the music Scarface made with Geto Boys and as a solo artist. You can see traces of the Houston rapper’s streetwise introspection all across modern hiphop, and the X-rated aspects of his Geto Boys material continue to resonate in the underground. Earlier this summer, Houston’s mayor declared June 26 “Scarface Day”—a fitting tribute to an artist who did as much as anyone to put Southern hiphop on the map.