The Diary [Screwed] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
With the dissolution of the Geto Boys far behind him, Scarface follows the epic overreaching of The World Is Yours with The Diary, a refreshingly modest album with a few really strong moments and little filler. Never short on ideas, Scarface had nonetheless gone a little too far with the 70-minute The World Is Yours. There was plenty of brilliance there, including the stunning "Now I Feel Ya," but you had to do some sifting to find it. That's less the case with the 43-minute Diary, which doesn't overextend its ambitions. Scarface here once again offers a laid-back gangsta ballad, "I Seen a Man Die," that's as thoughtful and somber as the style gets and also perhaps the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
With the dissolution of the Geto Boys far behind him, Scarface follows the epic overreaching of The World Is Yours with The Diary, a refreshingly modest album with a few really strong moments and little filler. Never short on ideas, Scarface had nonetheless gone a little too far with the 70-minute The World Is Yours. There was plenty of brilliance there, including the stunning "Now I Feel Ya," but you had to do some sifting to find it. That's less the case with the 43-minute Diary, which doesn't overextend its ambitions. Scarface here once again offers a laid-back gangsta ballad, "I Seen a Man Die," that's as thoughtful and somber as the style gets and also perhaps the album highlight. Elsewhere, he teams up with fellow gangsta veteran Ice Cube on "Hand of the Dead Body" and reprises his best-known song, "Mind Playin' Tricks 94." Not counting the interludes, there are only ten songs here, and they're nearly all produced by the team of N.O. Joe and Mike Dean. It may make the album a short listen, yet it also makes The Diary one of Scarface's most solid efforts, one where you rarely, if ever, feel inclined to skip a song. And that's something you can't say about the work of most rappers, particularly ones as creative as Scarface. [A "screwed" version of the album was released in 2004.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Rap-A-Lot
  • UPC: 034744205025
  • Catalog Number: 42050
  • Sales rank: 160,489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:20)
  2. 2 The White Sheet (4:48)
  3. 3 No Tears (2:58)
  4. 4 Jesse James (4:45)
  5. 5 G's (5:47)
  6. 6 I Seen a Man Die (5:19)
  7. 7 One (6:17)
  8. 8 Goin' Down (5:39)
  9. 9 One Time (1:05)
  10. 10 Hand of the Dead Body (5:32)
  11. 11 Mind Playin' Tricks 94 (4:39)
  12. 12 The Diary (2:42)
  13. 13 Outro (1:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scarface Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Adrian Belew Composer
Bill Bruford Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer
Lou Reed Composer
The Edge Composer
Trey Gunn Composer
John Ashton Composer
Bono Composer
Tim Butler Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Mike Dean Composer
Vince Ely Composer
Robert Fripp Composer
Duncan Kilburn Composer
Tony Levin Composer
Roger Morris Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Richard Butler Composer
Brad Jordan Composer
Mike Poye Composer
J. Prince Executive Producer
E. Wilson Composer
Traditional Composer
Joseph Johnson Composer
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