M.A.D.E.

  • Record Label: Asylum
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2007
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Made is not Scarface's best album, that honor would go to "The Fix" or any of his earlier solos depending on where you stand. Yet, saying this isn't Face's best is no insult. Scarface on his worst day or even in unofficial form (see "My Balls and My Word") is still better than most other rappers on their best day
  2. No one can accuse Scarface of overstuffing this CD: it lasts barely 40 minutes, just long enough to provide a satisfying dose of stories and boasts, delivered in a rich, bluesy voice that often makes him seem even older than he is.
  3. MADE might be a small album, one that never musically ventures outside Scarface's comfort zone, but it's a heavily personal work from someone with a whole lot to say.
  4. 80
    Made sounds dirtier (i.e., more Southern) than its polished predecessor, though it still relies on a bevy of soul samples. The best is the Hall & Oates bite on 'Never.'
  5. Scarface acts his age on more thoughtful cuts like 'Who Do You Believe In,' which offers a somber take on the many forces that claim innocent inner-city lives, from gang rivalries to the war in Iraq.
  6. Its well-trodden themes might not break much new ground, but Made succeeds thanks to Scarface's keen storytelling ability, unimpeachable authority and subtle lyrical complexity.
  7. M.A.D.E. is Scarface doing everything right, delivering those cold, hardcore rhymes over uncomplicated, soulful beats.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. khadja
    Jan 17, 2008
    9
    In my opinion, this album lies in front with his other classics. As far as 'face goes, he is definitely one of the best.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 6, 2008
    8
    It's not anywhere near as good as "The Fix", but this album is still a banger w/ several standout tracks like "Who Do You Believe In", It's not anywhere near as good as "The Fix", but this album is still a banger w/ several standout tracks like "Who Do You Believe In", "Never", "Girl U Know", "Suicide Note" and "Dollar." It's one of '07's best Hip Hop releases. Full Review »
  3. JohnnyS.
    Dec 24, 2007
    10
    Still the man, near a classic record from one of the co-leaders of the famed Geto Boys along with Bushwick Bill.