Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Scarface - The Fix
Scarface may be the most underappreciated rapper of all time. Without him, no southern rappers would have ever been given a chance. His story telling raps are as acute as any of Slick Rick's, his drug talk was always put into the risk-reward perspective, often dwelling more on the depression that stems from being conscious of ensuing damage than the glamour of rims and street fame, plus he has always had the knack, maybe moreso than anyone else, for picking the beats that fit his haunting voice perfectly. This is the only album that deserves the 5 mic status The Source gave it since Benzino took over. Kanye West (Blueprint 1 era) and the Neptunes do production here, fwiw.