View Full Version : Classic of the Minute (4/29): Scarface - The Diary

04-29-2009, 03:53 AM

"I can't talk to my mom so I talk to my diary." featuring guests Ice Cube, Devin the Dude this is a classic from Rap-A-Lot in the mid-90s. Geto Boys were always better than that west coast ****.

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's 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.


04-29-2009, 06:16 AM
I liked Emiritus so i'll check this out. Thanks for running these (with kingsoby1), been trying to break into some hip-hop I haven't heard before so these go a long way.

Apocalyptic Raids
04-29-2009, 07:02 AM
yeah, this rules.

04-29-2009, 10:03 AM
this is easily the best face album. good one.

04-29-2009, 06:30 PM
scarface is good ****

04-29-2009, 07:08 PM
album rules

05-07-2009, 03:23 PM
come on jared w dillon, what's next

05-07-2009, 03:31 PM
i'm cleaning up from last night after that i'll post a new one.

05-07-2009, 04:04 PM
sweet i love that diary song