This Day In Rap History: Scarface Released His Best Selling Album, “The Untouchable”
Today In Rap History
There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can’t even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in some minor way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
March 11, 1997
On March 11, 1997 Houston rapper Scarface dropped his fourth album, The Untouchable. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart and sold over a million copies, making it one of his most successful albums to date. The album was released just days after the tragic death ofNotorious B.I.G. and six months after the death of 2Pac, the latter of whom was featured on The Untouchable‘s standout single, “Smile.”
The posthumous 2Pac song was Scarface’s most commercially successful hit; it reached No. 12 on Billboard and old over 500,000 units . Years later Scarface would sign to Def Jam and release his acclaimed seventh album, The Fix, but it still wouldn’t sell as well as The Untouchable did.
Check out this video of Scarface and Pac! Smile