Smile (Scarface song)

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"Smile"
Single by Scarface featuring 2Pac and Johnny P.
from the album The Untouchable
B-side "Untouchable"
Released February 13, 1997
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded August 1996 (original recording, probably without poem)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 5:23
Label Rap-a-Lot
Writer(s) Brad Jordan, Tupac Shakur, Mike Dean
Producer(s) Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Scarface Singles chronology
"Among the Walking Dead"
(1995)
"Smile"
(1997)
"Mary Jane"
(1997)

"Smile" was the lead single released from Scarface's fourth album, The Untouchable. It was produced by Scarface, Mike Dean and Tone Capone and featured a last appearance from 2Pac, as well as R&B singer Johnny P. "Smile" was a huge success, becoming Scarface's biggest charting and most successful single to date, making it to 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It was one of the last songs Tupac recorded. Near the end of the video for "Smile," Scarface is reciting a poem in memory of 2Pac, who was shot dead in September, 1996. And after Notorious B.I.G.'s violent death in March, Scarface acknowledged his passing as well at the end of the poem, despite not working with the latter rapper in the video right around the time it was first shown.

Music Video[edit]

A Tupac look-alike was used in the video for the song.

Commercial Success[edit]

On August 8, 1997, the RIAA certified "Smile" Gold, making "Smile" the only Scarface single to achieve a certification.

Accolades[edit]

Complex named 2Pac's verses the 19th best guest verses of all time saying that: Of the seemingly endless posthumous Tupac appearances, this collaboration with the legendary Brad "Scarface" Jordan was perhaps his most haunting and introspective, as Pac muses about being "addicted to fatal attractions," before asking, "Somebody save me/Lost and crazy, scared to drop a seed hopin' I ain't cursed my babies." It also served as a respectful farewell dedication to rap's most influential figure of all time. [1]

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Smile" ft carma lewinsky (Album Version Clean)- 5:23
  2. "Smile" (Instrumental)- 4:47
  3. "Smile" (Acappella)

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Untouchable" (Radio Edit)- 3:38
  2. "Untouchable" (Instrumental)- 3:59

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard Hot 100 # 12
U.S. R&B / Hip-Hop # 4
Hot Rap Singles # 2
Rhythmic Top 40 # 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2013/01/the-50-best-guest-verses-of-all-time/2pac-smile

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