By writer to www.houstonchronicle.com
Seven months after Brad Jordan addressed followers with information that he’d examined optimistic for COVID-19, the rapper referred to as Scarface continues to battle with repercussions from the sickness. Jordan has been receiving dialysis and desires a kidney transplant.
Beloved inside and out of doors Houston, significantly amongst hip-hop followers who regard him as a dwelling legend, Jordan has had a number of notable figures step up asking for assist. Clifford Harris — referred to as the rapper T.I. — has supplied financial compensation ought to a donor make their kidney obtainable. “We received a bag for a volunteer,” he wrote.
And final week California Congresswoman Maxine Waters tweeted out a request for a donor. “I’m so comfortable Scarface the rapper has survived #coronavirus,” she wrote, “however he’s left w/the necessity for a kidney. . . . TI is doing his greatest to help him & I additionally want for a donor to reply ASAP.”
Jordan possible contracted the virus in early March. By the center of the month, his physique was ravaged by coronavirus. He stated his lungs and kidneys have been each instantly weakened by the virus. His lungs recovered, however his kidneys didn’t. He spends three hours a day, 4 days every week on dialysis.
Jordan has stated he had no prior kidney points.
In March, Jordan did a video chat with Willie Dennis, his fellow Geto Boys MC throughout which Jordan, visibly weakened, confirmed he had examined optimistic for coronavirus and had been hospitalized.
Jordan is a beloved determine in Houston courting again to the 1980s when he was a rising DJ who went beneath the stage identify Akshen. He was recruited together with Dennis and Richard Steven Shaw (aka Bushwick Invoice) for the group the Geto Boys, who launched “Grip It! On that Different Stage” in 1989. The group broke into the High 40 in 1991 with the only “Thoughts Enjoying Tips on Me.” Jordan loved success with the Geto Boys and as a solo artist, whereas additionally working as a producer and label government.
He typically got here throughout as cautious of the music business. Final 12 months Jordan made a run for Metropolis Council, the District D seat that features the South Acres neighborhood the place Jordan was raised. “I received this far in my profession and my life and my craft,” he informed the Chronicle final 12 months. “To not be a voice for my neighborhood would simply be shameful.”
Jordan confirmed properly sufficient to power a runoff, which he misplaced final December. He’d at all times thought-about the election simply the following step in a civic-minded subsequent act in his life. However Jordan as an alternative has spent nearly all of 2020 homebound attempting to recuperate from his sickness.