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A product of the San Francisco Bay Area rap scene, Rappin' 4-Tay is known for his associations with Too Short and the late Tupac Shakur, and sadly, he's also known for serving prison and jail terms on various charges, some drug-related. In fact, 4-Tay had been locked up in San Quentin Prison when Off Parole came out in 1996 and sold over 300,000 units. A positive and congenial tone defines 4-Tay's fourth album, 4 Tha Hard Way, which favors melodic, R&B-flavored tracks. "Lay Ya Gunz Down" and "Element of Surprize" lament the type of crime and violence he'd seen too much of among young Black men, and on the thoughtful "Ain't Nobody Coachin'," 4-Tay urges hip-hoppers to...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
A product of the San Francisco Bay Area rap scene, Rappin' 4-Tay is known for his associations with Too Short and the late Tupac Shakur, and sadly, he's also known for serving prison and jail terms on various charges, some drug-related. In fact, 4-Tay had been locked up in San Quentin Prison when Off Parole came out in 1996 and sold over 300,000 units. A positive and congenial tone defines 4-Tay's fourth album, 4 Tha Hard Way, which favors melodic, R&B-flavored tracks. "Lay Ya Gunz Down" and "Element of Surprize" lament the type of crime and violence he'd seen too much of among young Black men, and on the thoughtful "Ain't Nobody Coachin'," 4-Tay urges hip-hoppers to do everything they can to coach and help younger rappers. This decent but not remarkable CD made listeners hope that 4-Tay would heed his own advice and stay out of trouble.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/1997
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724385711725
  • Catalog Number: 57117

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Playaz Dedication (4:49)
  2. 2 One Nite (4:03)
  3. 3 Beats for Sale (0:44)
  4. 4 What's Wrong Wit the Game (4:15)
  5. 5 Money Makes the Man (3:53)
  6. 6 Where You Playin' At (4:31)
  7. 7 Cold Blooded (4:10)
  8. 8 Just Came Up (0:17)
  9. 9 Back at Cha (3:57)
  10. 10 Playa 4 Life (4:14)
  11. 11 What Fo' (5:25)
  12. 12 Ain't Nobody Coachin' (3:46)
  13. 13 Brin' the Beat Back (3:14)
  14. 14 Lay Ya Gunz Down (4:54)
  15. 15 The Biggie (0:27)
  16. 16 The Biggie (4:06)
  17. 17 Shake It (4:26)
  18. 18 The Element of Suprize (4:21)
  19. 19 Thinking About You (4:06)
  20. 20 4-Tha Hard Way (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rappin' 4-Tay Primary Artist
Rick James Track Performer
Carl Douglas Vocals, Track Performer
E-40 Track Performer
John Forbes Keyboards
Kenny Hawkins Guitar
Daniel LeMelle Saxophone
Sauce Track Performer
The Conscious Daughters Track Performer
Screwface Track Performer
Ms. Patricia Pearson Vocals
Franky J Track Performer
Technical Credits
Rick James Producer
Master P Contributor
C-Funk Producer
E-40 Contributor
Ant Banks Producer
Bobby Brooks Engineer
Al Eaton Producer, Mastering
Ken Franklin Producer
Alonzo Jackson Producer
Daniel LeMelle Producer
Simon Art Direction
Gary Hudson Producer
Studio Ton Producer
G-Man Stan Arranger, Producer
James "Fade" Ornelas Engineer
Frank Hudson Jr. Executive Producer
Mike City Producer
Les G Producer
Lettrel Evan Producer
Franky J Arranger
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