Greatest Hits [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
The prototype for the Dirty South thug image that came years after his debut, Scarface is a harsh and gritty MC who never broke into the mainstream because he had little desire to cross over. On Greatest Hits, Scarface collects most of his singles and well-known album tracks in a collection that has the tiniest thread of chronological order most of his older songs are found toward the beginning, but maintains a variety that keeps it interesting. What emerges is an image of Scarface the innovator, as he continually evolves his funky gangsta rap without latching onto popular sounds or trends. Growing from a tight and somewhat-dated new jack swing sound to an eerie liquid...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
The prototype for the Dirty South thug image that came years after his debut, Scarface is a harsh and gritty MC who never broke into the mainstream because he had little desire to cross over. On Greatest Hits, Scarface collects most of his singles and well-known album tracks in a collection that has the tiniest thread of chronological order most of his older songs are found toward the beginning, but maintains a variety that keeps it interesting. What emerges is an image of Scarface the innovator, as he continually evolves his funky gangsta rap without latching onto popular sounds or trends. Growing from a tight and somewhat-dated new jack swing sound to an eerie liquid funk through the years, Scarface maintained an originality that kept him a vital force in the underground. His loyalty to producer Mike Dean is the main reason, giving his body of work a common thread that most MCs rarely bother with. His unique delivery predates the gruff Dirty South sound with a harsh and immediate approach, but his often-overlooked lyrics are some of the most personal in the genre. None of his awesome Geto Boys tracks are included, but his simplistic early solo work transitions into his complex and thoughtful later years quite well. Scarface isn't afraid to look at both sides of his raps, and he often injects harsh truths into songs that would be nothing more than childish fantasies in the hands of lesser lyricists. Almost like a sequel to the Geto Boys' excellent Uncut Dope collection, Greatest Hits documents the solo years of one of the genre's most respected voices. It may be an acquired taste, but Scarface is a chilling realist in a music style known for its consequence-free boasts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724381264621
  • Catalog Number: 12646
  • Sales rank: 24,348

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Scarface (5:29)
  2. 2 Money and the Power (3:43)
  3. 3 Let Me Roll (4:07)
  4. 4 Southside (2:14)
  5. 5 Mary Jane (3:09)
  6. 6 Goin' Down (4:28)
  7. 7 Smile - 2Pac (5:00)
  8. 8 F*** Faces - Devin the Dude (6:17)
  9. 9 Homies & Thugs (3:53)
  10. 10 Guess Who's Back - Beanie Sigel (4:01)
  11. 11 Love & Friendship (4:15)
  12. 12 Now I Feel Ya (7:32)
  13. 13 I Seen a Man Die (3:59)
  14. 14 Hand of the Dead Body - Devin the Dude (3:52)
  15. 15 Look Me in My Eyes (3:32)
  16. 16 Jesse James (3:26)
  17. 17 Born Killer (3:33)
  18. 18 A Minute to Pray (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scarface Primary Artist
Kanye West Vocals
Technical Credits
Ice Cube Contributor
Master P Contributor
Mr. Lee Producer
Scarface Producer
Johnny P. Contributor
2Pac Contributor
Leslie Brathwaite Producer
Mike Dean Producer
Skip Holman Remastering
N.O. Joe Producer
Tone Capone Producer
Tela Contributor
Jay-Z Contributor
Bido Producer
Lil Jon Producer
J. Prince Executive Producer
Kanye West Producer
Beanie Sigel Contributor
Gimel Keaton Engineer
Traditional Composer
Devin the Dude Contributor
Too Hort Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FINALLY AFTER 10 YEARS!

    I've waited for this Greatest Hits album for 10 years! I only wish there were actual hits from the Ghetto Boys also. Each song brings back memories of my rough times, my high times and my good times. Highly recommend if you listen to true Hip Hop and can truly relate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who's the Biggest ?

    Without Question: BradFace Jordan! My Lyricist for the Life. My Doctor MC in hard Times! My greatest Idol ever! In deep Respect and honest Acknowledgment! Geto Boys 4 Life !!!!! Peace, Thomas, Dessau / Germany

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