Emeritus (album)

Emeritus is the tenth studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released December 2, 2008 on Rap-A-Lot Records, Asylum Records, and Warner Bros. Records in the United States. At the time of its release, he had stated that it would be his final studio album.[11][12] The album debuted at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 42,000 copies in its first week.[13] It has sold 167,000 copies in the United States as of August 2015.[14] Upon its release, Emeritus received praise from music critics, with critical response aggregator Metacritic assigning a score of 85/100.[1]

Emeritus
Scarface emeritus.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 2, 2008
Recorded2008
GenreHip hop
Length50:16
Label
ProducerScarface, DJ Green Lantern, Nottz, N.O. Joe, Cool & Dre, Jake One, Sha Money XL, Scram Jones
Scarface chronology
Made
(2007)
Emeritus
(2008)
Deeply Rooted
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[3]
The New York Timesfavorable[4]
Okayplayer(90/100)[5]
Pitchfork Media(8/10)[6]
RapReviews(8.5/10)[7]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[8]
URB4.5/5 stars[9]
The Village Voicefavorable[10]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" (featuring J. Prince)M. Dean, B. Jordan, J. PrinceMike Dean, Scarface3:58
2."High Powered" (featuring Papa Rue)J. Johnson, B. JordanN.O. Joe, DJ Green Lantern3:04
3."Forgot About Me" (featuring Lil Wayne and Bun B)D. Carter, B. Freeman, B. Jordan, A. Lyon, E. Montilla, M. ValenzanoCool & Dre3:36
4."Can't Get Right" (featuring Bilal)B. Jordan, D. Lamb, B. OliverNottz4:04
5."Still Here" (featuring Shateish)T. Cook, B. Jordan, D. LambNottz3:53
6."It's Not a Game"R. Ibanga Jr., B. JordanIllmind3:47
7."Who Are They" (featuring K-Rino and Slim Thug)R. Ibanga Jr., B. Jordan, E. Kaiser, S. ThomasIllmind3:58
8."Soldier Story" (featuring Z-Ro)A. Gilmour, B. Jordan, J. McVeyTone Capone4:25
9."Redemption Song"J. Johnson, B. JordanN.O. Joe3:15
10."High Note"J. Dutton, B. JordanJake One3:54
11."We Need You" (featuring Wacko)D. Grisom, J. Johnson, B. JordanN.O. Joe3:28
12."Unexpected" (featuring Wacko)M. Clervoix, D. Grisom, B. Jordan, R. ThompsonYoung Cee, Sha Money XL4:11
13."Emeritus"B. Jordan, M. ShemerScram Jones3:31
14."Outro"M. Dean, B. JordanMike Dean1:12

PersonnelEdit

Credits for Emeritus adapted from Allmusic.[15]

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[17] 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Emeritus". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Emeritus - Scarface". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  3. ^ Tardio, Andres (2008-12-04). "Scarface - Emeritus". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  4. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2009-01-05). "CRITICS' CHOICE - Scarface ('Emeritus')". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  5. ^ Lynn, Ginger (2008-12-05). "Scarface (Emeritus)". Okayplayer. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (2009-01-14). "Scarface: Emeritus". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  7. ^ Juon, Steve "Flash" (2008-12-09). "Scarface :: Emeritus :: Rap-A-Lot/Asylum Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  8. ^ Cataldo, Jesse (2008-12-03). "Scarface: Emeritus". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  9. ^ Milne, Conan (2008-12-01). "Scarface - Emeritus". URB. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  10. ^ Greene, Jayson (2008-12-03). "Scarface Is Never Gonna Change, and Thank God". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  11. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2008-09-29). "Maino Brings New York To The Masses; Scarface Preps His Last Solo LP: Mixtape Monday". MTV. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  12. ^ Arnold, Paul W (2008-11-30). "Scarface: The Grand Finale". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  13. ^ Lewis, Randy (2008-12-11). "Spears Album Tops Sales Chart". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  14. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on August 25, 2015.
  15. ^ Credits: Emeritus. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-30.
  16. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.