IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 11, 1997 SCARFACE RELEASED HIA FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE UNTOUCHABLE

The Untouchable is the fourth studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on March 11, 1997, by Rap-A-Lot Records and Noo Trybe Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career with the album; in addition it peaked at the top of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks, giving Scarface his second number one album there. The effort included the smash hit single, “Smile“, featuring 2Pac, released shortly after the shooting deaths of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the only single released by Scarface to go Gold.

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The Untouchable

Studio album by Scarface

Released March 11, 1997

Recorded May 1996 – February 1997

GenreHip hop

Length 55:19

Label

Producer

  1. Mike Dean
  2. N.O. Joe
  3. Tone Capone
  4. John Bido
  5. Jo Jo
  6. Domo
  7. Dr. Dre

Scarface chronologyThe Diary
(1994)The Untouchable
(1997)My Homies
(1998)Singles from The Untouchable

  1. Smile
    Released: February 13, 1997
  2. “Mary Jane”
    Released: 1997
  3. “Game Over”
    Released: 1997

Professional ratings

Review scores Source Rating

AllMusic⭐⭐⭐

Entertainment WeeklyC+

Los Angeles Times ⭐⭐⭐

RapReviews(7/10)

The Rolling Stone Album Guide ⭐⭐⭐

The Source ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Vibe(favorable)

Commercial performance

The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 16, 1997. On Jan 2, 1998 the album was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing

No. Title Producer(s) Length

1.”Intro” 0:57

2.”Untouchable”N.O. JoeScarfaceMike Dean 4:05

3.”No Warning”N.O. Joe 2:37

4.”Southside”N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Tone Capone2:13

5.”Sunshine” (featuring Lisa Crawford)N.O. Joe 3:54

6.”Money Makes the World Go ‘Round” (featuring Daz DillingerDevin the Dude and K.B.)N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Tone Capone 4:30

7.”For Real”N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean 4:32

8.”Ya Money Or Ya Life”N.O. Joe 5:18

9.”Mary Jane”N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone 4:41

10.”Smile” (featuring 2Pac and Johnny P.)Mike Dean, Tone Capone, N.O. Joe 5:00

11.”Smartz” (featuring Devin the Dude)N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone, Domo 5:05

12.”Faith”N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, John Bido 5:55

13.”Game Over” (featuring Dr. DreIce Cube and Too Short)Dr. Dre 4:51

14.”Outro” 1:49

Total length: 55:45

Chart positions

Chart (1997)Peak
positionUS Billboard 200 1

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales

United States (RIAA) 2xPlatinum2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also

References

  1. ^ Leo Stanley (1997-03-11). “The Untouchable – Scarface | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  2. ^ Diehl, Matt (1997-03-28). “The Untouchable”. EW.com. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  3. ^ “Scarface, “The Untouchable… – latimes”. Articles.latimes.com. 1997-03-09. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  4. ^ “Scarface :: The Untouchable :: Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe”. Rapreviews.com. 1997-04-19. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 329ISBN 0-7432-0169-8rolling stone geto boys album guide.
  6. a b “Scarface – Untouchable CD Album”. Cduniverse.com. 2004-06-08. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  7. ^ “Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – August 14, 2015”. RIAA. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  8. ^ “Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – August 14, 2015”. RIAA. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  9. ^ “Scarface Chart History (Billboard 200)”Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ “Scarface Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)”Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  11. ^ “American album certifications – Scarface – The Untouchable”Recording Industry Association of AmericaIf necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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