Scarface claimed Emeritus would be his final album. Even at the time, I thought it was bullshit. A lot of rappers claim to retire only to return to the game. Scarface isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last. Still, while I would’ve much preferred a Geto Boys reunion, it’s good to hear him back at it. When not in menace mode, shooting death threats at snitches and “crackers”; the latter of which makes him just as racist as the (white) racists he stands against; his lyrics, while simple, can be mighty poignant. The best songs include God; if the race thing wasn’t futile enough, Scarface is apparently also “deeply” religious; and two others I can’t factor into this review because they’re only included as Best Buy bonus tracks.
my rating = 3 of 5