The Fix (album)

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The Fix
Thefix.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 6, 2002
Recorded2001–2002
GenreHip hop
Length47:16
Label
Producer
Scarface chronology
The Last of a Dying Breed
(2000)
The Fix
(2002)
Balls and My Word
(2003)
Singles from The Fix
  1. "My Block"
    Released: July 30, 2002
  2. "Someday"
    Released: 2002

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 well over 160,000 copies sold in its 1st 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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
NME8/10[5]
Pitchfork6.3/10[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[8]
The Source5/5[9]
Spin8/10[10]
Vibe4/5[11]

In 2009, Pitchfork ranked the album at #185 on their Top 200 Albums of the 2000s list.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Fix" (Intro)B. Jordan, M. DeanMike Dean0:57
2."Safe"B. Jordan, T. Hom, C. ReidChina Black3:56
3."In Cold Blood"B. Jordan, K. West, S. Moy, F. LongKanye West3:21
4."Guess Who's Back" (featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel)B. Jordan, K. West, S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Sutton, B. Sutton, T. DePierroKanye West4:15
5."My Block"B. Jordan, N.. Myrick, L. Stone, R. Flack, D. Hathaway, C. MannLee Stone and Nashiem Myrick3:34
6."Keep Me Down"B. Jordan, D. LambNottz3:32
7."What Can I Do?" (featuring Kelly Price)B. Jordan, T. Jones, K. PriceT-Mix4:06
8."In Between Us" (featuring Nas)B. Jordan, N. Jones, M. Dean, M. SandloferScarface, Mike Dean, Lofey4:58
9."Someday" (featuring Faith Evans)B. Jordan, C. Hugo, P. WilliamsThe Neptunes6:00
10."Sellout"B. Jordan, T. JonesT-Mix4:10
11."Heaven" (featuring Kelly Price)B. Jordan, K. West, T. Jones, K. Price, R. Moore Jr.T-Mix, Kanye West3:14
12."I Ain't the One" (featuring WC)B. Jordan, W. Calhoun, T. Pizarro, F. Wilcox, L.L. Goldsmith, F. WebbTony Pizarro, Flip4:11
13."Fixed" (Outro)B. Jordan, M. DeanMike Dean1:02

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 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. ^ Bush, John. "The Fix – Scarface". AllMusic. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Mao, Chairman. "Scarface: The Fix". Blender. Archived from the original on August 8, 2004. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Ford, Robert (September 13, 2002). "The Fix". Entertainment Weekly: 157. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Scarface: The Fix". NME: 47. September 28, 2002.
  6. ^ Chennault, Sam (November 7, 2002). "Scarface: The Fix". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Scarface: The Fix". Q (195): 117. October 2002.
  8. ^ Marriott, Rob (August 27, 2002). "The Fix : Scarface : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 9, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Scarface: The Fix". The Source (157). October 2002.
  10. ^ "The Breakdown". Spin. 18 (12): 41. December 2002. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Callahan-Bever, Noah (September 2002). "Scarface: The Fix". Vibe. 10 (9): 243–44. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151 | Features". Pitchfork. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  13. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.