Emeritus (album)

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Emeritus
Studio album by Scarface
Released December 2, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip Hop
Label Rap-a-Lot, Asylum
Producer Scarface, Nottz, N.O. Joe, Cool & Dre, Jake One, Sha Money XL, Scram Jones
Scarface chronology
Made
(2007)
Emeritus
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (85/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
The New York Times favorable[4]
Okayplayer (90/100)[5]
Pitchfork Media (8/10)[6]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[9]
URB 4.5/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice favorable[11]

Emeritus is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Scarface, released December 2, 2008 on Rap-a-Lot Records in the United States. He has stated that it is his final studio album.[12][13] The album debuted at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 42,000 copies in its first week.[14] Upon its release, Emeritus received universal acclaim from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 85/100 from Metacritic.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (featuring J. Prince) M. Dean, B. Jordan, J. Prince Mike Dean, Scarface 3:58
2. "High Powered" (featuring Papa Rue) J. Johnson, B. Jordan N.O. Joe 3:04
3. "Forgot About Me" (featuring Lil Wayne and Bun B) D. Carter, B. Freeman, B. Jordan, A. Lyon, E. Montilla, M. Valenzano Cool & Dre 3:36
4. "Can't Get Right" (featuring Bilal) B. Jordan, D. Lamb, B. Oliver Nottz 4:04
5. "Still Here" (featuring Shateish) T. Cook, B. Jordan, D. Lamb Nottz 3:53
6. "It's Not a Game"   R. Ibanga Jr., B. Jordan Illmind 3:47
7. "Who Are They" (featuring K-Rino and Slim Thug) R. Ibanga Jr., B. Jordan, E. Kaiser, S. Thomas Illmind 3:58
8. "Soldier Story" (featuring Z-Ro) A. Gilmour, B. Jordan, J. McVey Tone Capone 4:25
9. "Redemption Song"   J. Johnson, B. Jordan N.O. Joe 3:15
10. "High Note"   J. Dutton, B. Jordan Jake One 3:54
11. "We Need You" (featuring Wacko) D. Grisom, J. Johnson, B. Jordan N.O. Joe 3:28
12. "Unexpected" (featuring Wacko) M. Clervoix, D. Grisom, B. Jordan, R. Thompson Young Cee, Sha Money XL 4:11
13. "Emeritus"   B. Jordan, M. Shemer Scram Jones 3:31
14. "Outro"   M. Dean, B. Jordan Mike Dean 1:12

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Emeritus adapted from Allmusic.[15]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position[16]
U.S. Billboard 200 24
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Emeritus". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Emeritus - Scarface". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  3. ^ Tardio, Andres (2008-12-04). "Scarface - Emeritus". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  4. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2009-01-05). "CRITICS' CHOICE - Scarface ('Emeritus')". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  5. ^ Lynn, Ginger (2008-12-05). "Scarface (Emeritus)". Okayplayer. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (2009-01-14). "Scarface: Emeritus". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  7. ^ Juon, Steve "Flash" (2008-12-09). "Scarface :: Emeritus :: Rap-A-Lot/Asylum Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  8. ^ Cataldo, Jesse (2008-12-03). "Scarface: Emeritus". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  9. ^ Youssef, Sobhi (2008-12-01). "Review: Scarface - Emeritus". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  10. ^ Milne, Conan (2008-12-01). "Scarface - Emeritus". URB. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  11. ^ Greene, Jayson (2008-12-03). "Scarface Is Never Gonna Change, and Thank God". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  12. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2008-09-29). "Maino Brings New York To The Masses; Scarface Preps His Last Solo LP: Mixtape Monday". MTV. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  13. ^ Arnold, Paul W (2008-11-30). "Scarface: The Grand Finale". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  14. ^ Lewis, Randy (2008-12-11). "Spears Album Tops Sales Chart". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  15. ^ Credits: Emeritus. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-30.
  16. ^ Billboard Albums: Emeritus. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-30.

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