The Untouchable

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 album sold 169,000 copies in its first week.[9]

The Untouchable
Scarface - The Untouchable.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 11, 1997
RecordedMay 1996 – February 1997
GenreHip hop, G-funk[1][2]
Length55:19
Label
Producer
Scarface chronology
The Diary
(1994)
The Untouchable
(1997)
My Homies
(1998)
Singles from The Untouchable
  1. "Smile"
    Released: February 13, 1997
  2. "Mary Jane"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Game Over"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[4]
Los Angeles Times[5]
RapReviews7/10[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[7]
The Source[8]
Vibe(favorable)[8]

The album includes the hit single "Smile", featuring 2Pac. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the only single released by Scarface to go Gold.[10]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 16, 1997.[11]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" 0:57
2."Untouchable" (featuring Roger Troutman)N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean,4:05
3."No Warning"Scarface, N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, John Bido2:37
4."Southside"Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone2:13
5."Sunshine" (featuring Lisa Crawford)Scarface, N.O. Joe3:54
6."Money Makes the World Go 'Round" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Devin the Dude and K.B.)Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone4:30
7."For Real"Scarface, N.O. Joe, Mike Dean4:32
8."Ya Money Or Ya Life"Scarface, N.O. Joe, Jo Jo5:18
9."Mary Jane"Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone4:41
10."Smile" (featuring 2Pac and Johnny P.)Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone5:00
11."Smartz" (featuring Devin the Dude)Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone5:05
12."Faith"Scarface, Mike Dean, Tone Capone, Domo5:55
13."Game Over" (featuring Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Too Short)Dr. Dre4:51
14."Outro" 1:49
Total length:55:45


ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allah, Sha Be (2021-03-11). "Scarface Dropped His Fourth LP 'The Untouchable' 24 Years Ago". The Source. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  2. ^ March 11, Sidney MaddenPublished; 2016. "Scarface Drops 'The Untouchable' Album 22 Years Ago Today - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2021-08-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Leo Stanley (March 11, 1997). "The Untouchable - Scarface | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Diehl, Matt (March 28, 1997). "The Untouchable". EW.com. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Scarface, "The Untouchable... - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. March 9, 1997. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Scarface :: The Untouchable :: Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe". Rapreviews.com. April 19, 1997. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  7. ^ 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. rolling stone geto boys album guide.
  8. ^ a b "Scarface - Untouchable CD Album". Cduniverse.com. June 8, 2004. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "U2'S BUBBLE POPS; SCARFACE TAKES OVER". Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 14, 2015". RIAA. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 14, 2015". RIAA. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  15. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Scarface – The Untouchable". Recording Industry Association of America.