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”Never thought I’d live to see 21/Look, I’m all grown now,” reflects Houston-rap godfather (and founding Geto Boy) Brad ”Scarface” Jordan on ”Never,” from Made, his ninth solo album. But how grown is the 37-year-old, really, when much of the album finds him wallowing in violence and misogyny? Fortunately, Scarface acts his age on more thoughtful cuts like ”Who Do You Believe In,” which offers a somber take on the many forces that claim innocent inner-city lives, from gang rivalries to the war in Iraq. Now, that kind of wisdom never gets old. B

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