Emeritus

  • Record Label: Asylum
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2008
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. GraemeS
    Jan 2, 2009
    6
    Subdued and a little too low-key for my liking. Face at no point reaches the heights scaled in previous albums 'The Diary', 'Mr Scarface...' and 'The Fix'. The three highlights are 'Still Here', 'Unexpected' and 'Emeritus'. The pointless Intro is again ruined by Lil J's boring and dull rambling diatribe. Not bad, just not as Subdued and a little too low-key for my liking. Face at no point reaches the heights scaled in previous albums 'The Diary', 'Mr Scarface...' and 'The Fix'. The three highlights are 'Still Here', 'Unexpected' and 'Emeritus'. The pointless Intro is again ruined by Lil J's boring and dull rambling diatribe. Not bad, just not as good as we've all come to expect from the big man. Expand
  2. ChrisS.
    Mar 31, 2009
    10
    As a Houstonian, Face has always been proudly regarded as one of Hip-Hop's Juggernauts, amid the outsiders' opinion of the south. Emeritus confirms that greatness can ascend and not plateau. Amazing production paralelled by astounding lyricism. Scarface is top five dead or alive!
  3. FrankC
    Dec 10, 2008
    10
    Stands alongside Bun B, Outkast and Lil Wayne as a rare talent in southern rap.
  4. KF
    Dec 8, 2008
    10
    A great album once again Face gets his point across. He is definitely one of Hip-Hops' greats and I hate that this will be his final album.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Emeritus is not the usual, very serious good-bye record, but in so many ways, it's a typical Scarface record. It's just better than usual with the rapper sounding liberated by his decision to move on.
  2. If this is truly the end for Scarface then Emeritus is a backdoor exit, an unassuming, professional album that quietly gets the job done.
  3. 90
    Emeritus concludes Scarface’s tenure as one of the genre’s favorite artists actively recording. It’s a depressing thought, yet this is an album that stands proudly among an already hugely influential back catalogue.