Scarface Reminisces On "The Fix," Praises Kanye West's Production

Scarface reflects on the legacy of "The Fix" and how Kanye West helped take the project to te next level.

On August 6, 2002, Houston Hip Hop icon Scarface unleashed his seminal Def Jam debut The Fix. Now, nearly ten years later, HipHopWired chopped it up with Face to discuss the lasting legacy of his critically acclaimed solo LP.

Scarface said that while he had no idea that the album would be as heralded as it proved to be, he realized that he was on to something special when he was able to feature both Jay-Z and Nas on the same project at the height of their beef. He also said that what he feels really helped push the project over the edge was the production of Kanye West on songs like "Guess Who's Back" and "Heaven." 

"I had no idea when I was recording that record what it was gonna do, I just knew that it felt good. I know that I got Nas and Jay-Z on my album at the same time while they was feuding," he said. "I was at the most comfortable point in my life when I was recording The Fix, so maybe that's why it's such a classic album. I caught [what] I call the beginning Kanye, like when Kanye was first [gaining notoriety]. He was about making beats, so he was just feeding me dope-ass shit I could rap to. Kanye is semi-responsible for the success of that album."

Face is currently work on his latest project Rooted. Check out the full interview over at HipHopWired.

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18 Comments

  • CLASS

    YOO!! YOU GOTTA SEE THIS ASAP!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=latn3wLsc-Y

  • westwest

    First time I ever heard face was on gangsta of love. The real version, with the real beat. Man, was that 1990?! Been my favorite rapper ever since. Favorite Scarface song? "Now I feel ya" 7 minutes of real talk. His best album? Hard to call. The Fix was def dope and so soulful. But I put Last of a Dying Breed and Mr. Scarface is back (maybe this one is just my nostalgia) right up there with it. "Dear diary, Today I hit a n***** with the torch..." -- that boy 'Face sure know how to start a verse!

  • FuKKK KKKanye West

    I don't like or respect KKKanye West, do I won't even talk about him. But let's talk about Scarface. This man is incredible. He's just so talented. The Diary is without a doubt one of rap's finest albums.

  • nickrazor2000

    Guess whos back is the hardest kanye beat ever made. period.

  • Anonymous

    The Fix is so much better than The Diary, but everyone talks about the The Diary when they talk about Face. smh.

    • Lookin For That Bitch That Shot Me

      The Diary is funky but The Fix is very soulful

    • dockevoc

      The Diary might be the greatest album ever made...nothing else sounds like it...I distinctly recall in 1997 someone telling me I loved the old school because I was still pumping it...it had been out 2 years...The Fix is #2 and very ill as well

    • Anonymous

      Becasue the diary define a generation and a decade. If you want to know what the the 90's was about listen to the diary. It was a masterpiece.

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  • Anonymous

    In between us is my shit..that album is a classic...Gets burn to this day..welcome home Face..

  • Some guy...

    Don't forget about "In Cold Blood"! That was the BEST song off that album. Hop onto iTunes and listen to that shit!

  • Yamz

    It's ashame Kanye doesn't make beats like that anymore. I caught chills when I hear the 'Guess Who's Back' beat the first time. CRAAAAAAAAAAAY!

  • Anonymous

    N A S = G O A T!

  • Anonymous

    "..te next level." Y u no proof read sean ryon? - HHDX writers are the worst.

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