Emeritus (album)

Studio album by Scarface
Released December 2, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:16
Label Rap-a-Lot, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Producer Scarface, Nottz, N.O. Joe, Cool & Dre, Jake One, Sha Money XL, Scram Jones
Scarface chronology
Deeply Rooted
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
The New York Timesfavorable[4]
Pitchfork Media(8/10)[6]
Slant Magazine[8]
The Village Voicefavorable[10]

Emeritus is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released December 2, 2008 on Rap-a-Lot 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]

Track listing

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


Credits for Emeritus adapted from Allmusic.[15]

  • Cey Adams – art direction, design
  • John Bido – mastering, mixing
  • Cory Mo – audio engineer
  • Mike Dean – producer, engineer, mastering, mixing, audio engineer
  • Christian Gugielmo – audio engineer
  • Mike Mo – engineer, audio engineer
  • N.O. Joe – producer

  • Nottz – audio engineer
  • Anthony Price – management
  • J. Prince – executive producer, audio production
  • Scarface – audio production
  • Marc Smilow – audio engineer
  • Tone Capone – producer
  • Gina Victoria – engineer, audio engineer

Chart positions

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


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  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 for Scarface. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  17. "Scarface – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Scarface. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
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