The Fix (album)

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The Fix
Thefix.jpg
Studio album by Scarface
Released August 6, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:16
Label Def Jam South, Def Jam
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 studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on August 6, 2002. 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 Scarface would be making a sequel to The Fix called The Habit.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10) [5]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
The Source 5/5 stars[8]
Spin (8/10) [4]
Vibe 4/5 stars[9]

In 2009, Pitchfork Media ranked the album at #185 on their Top 200 Albums of the 2000s list.[10]

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

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, Paul W (2010-04-23). "Scarface To Remake Criminal Minded Album, Talks Gang Starr | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ John Bush (2002-08-06). "The Fix - Scarface | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  3. ^ Ford, Robert (2002-09-13). "The Fix Review". Entertainment Weekly (671-672): 157. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  4. ^ a b c "Scarface - Fix CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2002-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Scarface: The Fix | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2002-11-07. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  6. ^ "CG: scarface". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  7. ^ "The Fix : Scarface : Review : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. 2002-08-27. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  8. ^ "The Source's 5 Mic Albums on Lists of Bests". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Vibe - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  10. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151 | Features". Pitchfork. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  11. ^ "Scarface – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Scarface. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Scarface – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Scarface. Retrieved October 23, 2014.