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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
One of E-40's best albums -- and along with Tha Hall of Game 1996, perhaps his best overall -- In a Major Way features the Bay Area rapper early in his career, when he was at his most inspired and focused. His previous solo releases Federal, 1993; The Mail Man, 1993, as well as his work with the Click Down and Dirty, 1994, had been formative and low-budget, released independently by his Sick Wid' It label in association with a regional distributor. Sure, some of that prior work was great, particularly The Mail Man and its breakout hit, "Captain Save a Hoe," but none of it compares to In a Major Way in terms of scale and consistency. Over the course of 16 tracks, E-40 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
One of E-40's best albums -- and along with Tha Hall of Game 1996, perhaps his best overall -- In a Major Way features the Bay Area rapper early in his career, when he was at his most inspired and focused. His previous solo releases Federal, 1993; The Mail Man, 1993, as well as his work with the Click Down and Dirty, 1994, had been formative and low-budget, released independently by his Sick Wid' It label in association with a regional distributor. Sure, some of that prior work was great, particularly The Mail Man and its breakout hit, "Captain Save a Hoe," but none of it compares to In a Major Way in terms of scale and consistency. Over the course of 16 tracks, E-40 collaborates with his Sick Wid' It stable of producers Studio Ton, Mike Mosley, Sam Bostic and rappers B-Legit, Suga T, Celly Cel, along with outside talent. Newcomer Funk Daddy produces three tracks, including the standout "Sideways," while up-and-coming Bay Area rappers 2Pac, Mac Mall, and Spice 1 team up for another standout, "Dusted 'n' Disgusted." Besides these two standouts, highlights of In a Major Way include a pair of hit singles "1-Luv," "Sprinkle Me" that broke into the Billboard Hot 100, plus "Da Bumble." In a Major Way does have its shortcomings, chief among them the production, which still sounds low-budget, if improved from prior releases. E-40 made the most of what he had to work with at the time, though, and for a mostly in-house album, In a Major Way is an impressive showcase of the talent at hand. E-40's raps would improve over the years, as would his production stable and his recording budget, yet few albums in his catalog rival In a Major Way, which track-for-track is remarkably solid and thoroughly entertaining.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/1995
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414155825
  • Catalog Number: 41558
  • Sales rank: 23,460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:44)
  2. 2 Chip In Da Phone (0:14)
  3. 3 Da Bumble (4:11)
  4. 4 Sideways (4:25)
  5. 5 Spittin' (4:41)
  6. 6 Sprinkle Me (4:10)
  7. 7 Outta Bounds (0:41)
  8. 8 Dusted 'N' Disgusted (4:30)
  9. 9 1 Luv (5:08)
  10. 10 Smoke 'N' Drank (4:17)
  11. 11 Day Ain't No (4:31)
  12. 12 Fed (5:12)
  13. 13 H.I. Double L. (4:43)
  14. 14 Bootsee (4:16)
  15. 15 It's All Bad (3:28)
  16. 16 Outro (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
E-40 Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
James Jones Guitar
Spice 1 Vocals, Track Performer
B-Legit Track Performer
Suga T Track Performer
2Pac Vocals, Track Performer
Mac Mall Vocals, Track Performer
Funk Daddy Keyboards
Celly Cel Background Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Mosley Keyboards
Kevin Gardner Guitar, Keyboards
Sam Bostic Keyboards
T-Pup Background Vocals
Technical Credits
E-40 Producer, Executive Producer
Al Eaton Engineer
Ken Franklin Engineer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Funk Daddy Producer, drum programming
Michael Mosley Producer, drum programming
K Lou Engineer
Kevin Gardner Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Sam Bostic Producer, drum programming
Samuel Stevens Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Album

    This was classic album by E-40. So many hits people still resight today. This earlier album by E-40 will help you understand how he got to the top level in westcoast rap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deserves more stars

    E-40 is the king of the west coast. He comes out of Vallejo, CA and spits like no other rapper in the game. He has come up with more slang and been jocked by more rappers than any other individual. This is a classic rap album that is a must have for any rap fan. If you want more info on this or any other west coast rap album of the 90's than write me an email.

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