The Fix (album)

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The Fix
Studio album by Scarface
Released August 6, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Southern hip hop, hardcore rap, gangsta rap[1]
Length 47:16
Label Def Jam South, Def Jam
586 909
Producer Kanye West, Tony Pizarro, Nottz, The Neptunes, Mike Dean, China Black, Nashiem Myrick, Lee Stone, T-Mix, Lofey, Flip
Scarface chronology
The Last of a Dying Breed
(2000)
The Fix
(2002)
Balls and My Word
(2003)

The Fix is the seventh album by American rapper Scarface. The album was highly acclaimed, receiving a rare 5-mic rating from hip-hop magazine The Source. It debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 159,000 copies sold in its first week. Guest artists on the album include Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Nas, Faith Evans, and WC. Producers include Mike Dean, Kanye West, Tony Pizarro, Nottz, and the Neptunes.

The Fix was Scarface's first release on Def Jam Recordings; he became the president of Def Jam South in 2001.

Two singles were released from The Fix. The first was the song "My Block", with a music video directed by Marc Klasfeld. The second single "Someday" contained a music video that was directed by former 10cc member Kevin Godley.

In 2010 it was reported by Hiphopdx.com Scarface would be making a sequel to The Fix called The Habit.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]]
Blender 4/5 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [4]
NME (8/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10) [6]
Q 4/5 stars [5]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [8]
The Source 5/5 stars [9]
Spin (8/10) [5]
Stylus Magazine B (Berliner) [10]
C− (Martin) [11]
Uncut 3/5 stars [5]
Vibe 4/5 stars [12]

In 2009, Pitchfork Media ranked the album at #185 on their Top 200 Albums of the 2000s list.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Fix" (Intro) B. Jordan, M. Dean Mike Dean 0:57
2. "Safe"   B. Jordan, T. Hom, C. Reid China Black 3:56
3. "In Cold Blood"   B. Jordan, K. West, S. Moy, F. Long Kanye West 3:21
4. "Guess Who's Back" (featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel) B. Jordan, K. West, S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Sutton, B. Sutton, T. DePierro Kanye West 4:15
5. "My Block"   B. Jordan, N.. Myrick, L. Stone, R. Flack, D. Hathaway, C. Mann Nashiem Myrick 3:34
6. "Keep Me Down"   B. Jordan, D. Lamb Nottz 3:32
7. "What Can I Do?" (featuring Kelly Price) B. Jordan, T. Jones, K. Price T-Mix 4:06
8. "In Between Us" (featuring Nas) B. Jordan, N. Jones, M. Dean, M. Sandlofer Scarface, Mike Dean, Lofey 4:58
9. "Someday" (featuring Faith Evans) B. Jordan, C. Hugo, P. Williams The Neptunes 6:00
10. "Sellout"   B. Jordan, T. Jones T-Mix 4:10
11. "Heaven" (featuring Kelly Price) B. Jordan, K. West, T. Jones, K. Price, R. Moore Jr. T-Mix, Kanye West 3:14
12. "I Ain't the One" (featuring WC) B. Jordan, W. Calhoun, T. Pizarro, F. Wilcox, L.L. Goldsmith, F. Webb Tony Pizarro, Flip 4:11
13. "Fixed" (Outro) B. Jordan, M. Dean Mike Dean 1:02

Samples[edit]

Safe

  • "I've Got Nothing to Lose But the Blues" by Gwen McCrae

In Cold Blood

Guess Who's Back

My Block

Keep Me Down

Heaven

I Ain't the One

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2002 The Fix 4 1

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