The Fix (album)

The Fix
Studio album by Scarface
Released August 6, 2002
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:16
Label Def Jam South, Def Jam
Producer Kanye West, Tony Pizarro, Nottz, The Neptunes, Mike Dean, China Black, Nashiem Myrick, Lee Stone, T-Mix, Lofey, Flip
Scarface chronology
The Last of a Dying Breed
The Fix
Balls and My Word

The Fix is the seventh studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on August 6, 2002. The album was highly acclaimed, receiving a rare 5-mic rating from hip-hop magazine The Source. It debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 159,000 copies sold in its first week. Guest artists on the album include Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Nas, Faith Evans, and WC. Producers include Mike Dean, Kanye West, Tony Pizarro, Nottz, and the Neptunes.

The Fix was Scarface's first release on Def Jam Recordings; he became the president of Def Jam South in 2001. Two singles were released from The Fix. The first was the song "My Block", with a music video directed by Marc Klasfeld. The second single "Someday" contained a music video that was directed by former 10cc member Kevin Godley.

In 2010, it was reported by HipHopDX Scarface would be making a sequel to The Fix called The Habit.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Pitchfork Media6.3/10[6]
Rolling Stone[8]
The Source5/5[9]

In 2009, Pitchfork Media ranked the album at #185 on their Top 200 Albums of the 2000s list.[12]

Track listing

1."The Fix" (Intro)B. Jordan, M. DeanMike Dean0:57
2."Safe"  B. Jordan, T. Hom, C. ReidChina Black3:56
3."In Cold Blood"  B. Jordan, K. West, S. Moy, F. LongKanye West3:21
4."Guess Who's Back" (featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel)B. Jordan, K. West, S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Sutton, B. Sutton, T. DePierroKanye West4:15
5."My Block"  B. Jordan, N.. Myrick, L. Stone, R. Flack, D. Hathaway, C. MannNashiem Myrick3:34
6."Keep Me Down"  B. Jordan, D. LambNottz3:32
7."What Can I Do?" (featuring Kelly Price)B. Jordan, T. Jones, K. PriceT-Mix4:06
8."In Between Us" (featuring Nas)B. Jordan, N. Jones, M. Dean, M. SandloferScarface, Mike Dean, Lofey4:58
9."Someday" (featuring Faith Evans)B. Jordan, C. Hugo, P. WilliamsThe Neptunes6:00
10."Sellout"  B. Jordan, T. JonesT-Mix4:10
11."Heaven" (featuring Kelly Price)B. Jordan, K. West, T. Jones, K. Price, R. Moore Jr.T-Mix, Kanye West3:14
12."I Ain't the One" (featuring WC)B. Jordan, W. Calhoun, T. Pizarro, F. Wilcox, L.L. Goldsmith, F. WebbTony Pizarro, Flip4:11
13."Fixed" (Outro)B. Jordan, M. DeanMike Dean1:02

Chart positions

Chart (2002) Peak
US Billboard 200[13] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 1


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