The Untouchable

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This article is about the Scarface album. For the John Banville novel, see The Untouchable (novel). For other uses, see Untouchable (disambiguation).
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 Rap-a-Lot Records
Producer Mike Dean, N.O. Joe, Tone Capone, John Bido, Jo Jo, Domo, Dr. Dre
Scarface chronology
The Diary
(1994)
The Untouchable
(1997)
My Homies
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
RapReviews (7/10)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[5]
The Source 4/5 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. 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. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Untouchable"   N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean 2:04
2. "No Warning"   N.O. Joe 3:12
3. "Southside"   N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Tone Capone 2:49
4. "Sunshine"   N.O. Joe 4:39
5. "Money Makes the World Go 'Round" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Devin the Dude and K.B.) N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Tone Capone 5:47
6. "For Real"   N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean 5:19
7. "Ya' Money or Ya' Life"   N.O. Joe 6:17
8. "Mary Jane"   N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone 5:39
9. "Smile" (featuring 2Pac and Johnny P.) Mike Dean, Tone Capone, N.O. Joe 5:01
10. "Smartz" (featuring Devin the Dude) N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone, Domo 5:32
11. "Faith"   N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, John Bido 4:39
12. "Game Over" (featuring Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Too Short) Dr. Dre 3:52
Total length:
55:19

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. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 14, 2015". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Scarface – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Scarface. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Scarface – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Scarface. Retrieved October 23, 2014.