The Untouchable

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The Untouchable
Scarface - The Untouchable.jpg
Studio album by Scarface
Released March 11, 1997
Recorded May 1996 – February 1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:19
Label
Producer
Scarface chronology
The Diary
(1994)The Diary1994
The Untouchable
(1997)
My Homies
(1998)My Homies1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[2]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[3]
RapReviews(7/10)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[5]
The Source4/5 stars[6]
Vibe(favorable)[6]

The Untouchable is the fourth studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on March 11, 1997, by Rap-A-Lot Records and Noo Trybe Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career with the album; in addition it peaked at the top of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks, giving Scarface his second number one album there. The effort included the smash hit single, "Smile", featuring Tupac Shakur, released shortly after the shooting deaths of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the only single released by Scarface to go Gold.[7]

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 16, 1997.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" 0:57
2."Untouchable"N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean4:05
3."No Warning"N.O. Joe2:37
4."Southside"N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Tone Capone2:13
5."Sunshine" (featuring Lisa Crawford)N.O. Joe3:54
6."Money Makes the World Go 'Round" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Devin the Dude and K.B.)N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Tone Capone4:30
7."For Real"N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean4:32
8."Ya Money Or Ya Life"N.O. Joe5:18
9."Mary Jane"N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone4:41
10."Smile" (featuring 2Pac and Johnny P.)Mike Dean, Tone Capone, N.O. Joe5:00
11."Smartz" (featuring Devin the Dude)N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone, Domo5:05
12."Faith"N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, John Bido5:55
13."Game Over" (featuring Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Too Short)Dr. Dre4:51
14."Outro" 1:49
Total length:55:45

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leo Stanley (1997-03-11). "The Untouchable - Scarface | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  2. ^ Diehl, Matt (1997-03-28). "The Untouchable". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  3. ^ "Scarface, "The Untouchable... - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. 1997-03-09. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  4. ^ "Scarface :: The Untouchable :: Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe". Rapreviews.com. 1997-04-19. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 329. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ a b "Scarface - Untouchable CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2004-06-08. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 14, 2015". RIAA. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 14, 2015". RIAA. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  9. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.