The Diary (Scarface Album)
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The Diary Scarface Album
The Diary
Scarface - The Diary.jpg
Studio album by Scarface
Released October 18, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Gangsta Rap, Mafioso Rap, Southern Hip Hop
Length 43:18
Label
Producer Scarface, Mike Dean, N.O. Joe, Uncle Eddie
Scarface chronology
Singles from The Diary
  1. "Hand of the Dead Body"
    Released: September 27, 1994
  2. "I Seen a Man Die"
    Released: November 1, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (9.5/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[8]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[10]
The Source 5/5 stars[6]
Vibe (favorable)[4]
XXL 5/5 stars[7]

The Diary is the third studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on October 18, 1994, by Rap-A-Lot Records and Noo Trybe Records. This album is one of the few to receive a perfect rating from both The Source Magazine and XXL. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on December 5, 1994.

Two singles were released from the album, "Hand of the Dead Body", which featured Ice Cube and Devin the Dude, peaked at 74 on the US charts, while "I Seen a Man Die" peaked at 37 on the US charts, becoming his first top 40 hit. Due to business reasons and for more accessibility, both track titles were changed to "People Don't Believe" and "Never Seen a Man Cry" in their single version. The song "No Tears" was featured in the beginning of the 1999 film Office Space.

Track listing

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" Scarface, Mike Dean 1:07
2. "The White Sheet" N.O. Joe 3:53
3. "No Tears" N.O. Joe, Scarface 2:26
4. "Jesse James" N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean 4:13
5. "G's" N.O. Joe, Mike Dean 4:39
6. "I Seen a Man Die" N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean 4:32
7. "One" N.O. Joe, Mike Dean 4:43
8. "Goin' Down" N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Uncle Eddie 4:28
9. "One Time" (Interlude) Mike Dean 0:58
10. "Hand of the Dead Body" (featuring Ice Cube and Devin the Dude) N.O. Joe, Scarface, Mike Dean, Uncle Eddie 4:38
11. "Mind Playin' Tricks '94" N.O. Joe, Mike Dean 3:40
12. "The Diary" N.O. Joe 2:23
13. "Outro" Uncle Eddie 1:30

Chart positions

Chart (1994) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 2

References

  1. ^ Jason Birchmeier (1994-10-18). "The Diary - Scarface | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Rohan Preston (1994-11-10). "Scarface The Diary (Rap-a-Lot) (STAR)(STAR) 1/2..." Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Ehrlich, Dimitri (1994-12-02). "The Diary". EW.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b c "Scarface - Diary CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1994-10-18. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Scarface :: The Diary :: Rap-A-Lot Records". Rapreviews.com. 2010-04-13. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "The Source's 5 Mic Albums on Lists of Bests". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on February 27, 2010. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ XXL (December 2007). "Retrospective: XXL Albums". XXL Magazine. 
  8. ^ "CG: Scarface". Robert Christgau. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ Scarface (1994-12-29). "Scarface: The Diary : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2007-11-25. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 329. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  11. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Scarface Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.

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