When people mention storytellers, why do they omit Scarface? From some of his Geto Boy tracks, to “A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die” and “Now I Feel Ya”, he has wielded his pen to create hauntingly honest depictions of the highs and lows of street life. The pinnacle of these tracks for me came on the classic album, The Diary. “Never Seen A Man Cry” or “I Seen A Man Die” as it was originally called was the last song on side A of the cassette and it kept me from hearing the rest of the album for probably a week or two. I kept rewinding and listening. His somber tone and the authenticity with which he spoke made it all the more haunting. Lyrics like “If you ain’t at peace with God, you need to patch it up” were crazy to me. He spoke of death so fluidly, like he’d been there before. Like he was some sort of Angel looking down recalling what he was seeing for the millionth time.