Today In Hip-Hop: Scarface Releases ‘The World Is Yours’

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After enjoying tremendous success with the Geto Boys and the release of his debut album, Scarface released his sophomore effort, The World Is Yours, on August 17, 1993. Today marks the twentieth anniversary of this album.

Although the album was not as critically acclaimed as its immediate predecessor, The World Is Yours was a commercial success breaking into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 and landing at number one on the publication’s R&B/Rap chart. The album’s lead single, “Let Me Roll,” broke into the Billboard 100 chart leading the album to eventually be certified Gold by the RIAA with over 500,000 units sold.

Today, The World Is Yours is considered one of Scarface’s more underrated album of his illustrious career. The album features Scarface’s trademark meticulously detailed lyricism and gritty street narratives on tracks like “Dyin’ With Your Boots” and “Lettin’ Em Know.” Delivered over the funky, swinging beats of veteran Rap-A-Lot producer, N.O. Joe, The World Is Yours is a true gem of Scarface’s career.