Tha Hall of Game [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
After several years on the underground rap circuit, E-40 released his first great album, In a Major Way, in 1995, and a year later he released his second, Tha Hall of Game, a similarly fashioned album that some fans believe is the better of the two. E-40 once again turns to producers Studio Ton, Mike Mosely, and Kevin Gardner, who had worked with him previously, but more importantly, he adds others to his production stable, employing the talents of Bay Area beatmakers Ant Banks, Rick Rock, and Tone Capone. Consequently, the productions of Tha Hall of Game are diverse while, at the same time, stylistically native to the Bay Area. As for featured guests, E-40 also keeps ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
After several years on the underground rap circuit, E-40 released his first great album, In a Major Way, in 1995, and a year later he released his second, Tha Hall of Game, a similarly fashioned album that some fans believe is the better of the two. E-40 once again turns to producers Studio Ton, Mike Mosely, and Kevin Gardner, who had worked with him previously, but more importantly, he adds others to his production stable, employing the talents of Bay Area beatmakers Ant Banks, Rick Rock, and Tone Capone. Consequently, the productions of Tha Hall of Game are diverse while, at the same time, stylistically native to the Bay Area. As for featured guests, E-40 also keeps his company regional, employing 2Pac and Spice 1 -- who had previously appeared on In a Major Way -- on "Million Dollar Spot" and "Ring It," respectively, plus Too Short, K-Ci of K-Ci & JoJo, and Keak da Sneak then of 3X Krazy. "Player's Ball," featuring Too Short's rapping, K-Ci on the chorus, and a production by Ant Banks, is a clear standout, as is "Things'll Never Change," which became a hit single, thanks partly to its interpolation of Bruce Hornsby & the Range's 1986 number one hit "The Way It Is." The two aforementioned collabos, "Million Dollar Spot" and "Ring It," are also highlights. Though not as solid as In a Major Way, Tha Hall of Game is the more diverse album and includes a handful of career highlights. At any rate, both albums are among the best, if not indeed the hands-down best, of E-40's Jive output, as his subsequent releases for the label became increasingly spotty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414159144
  • Catalog Number: 41591

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Record Haters (4:38)
  2. 2 Rappers' Ball - K-CI (5:27)
  3. 3 Growing Up (3:53)
  4. 4 Million Dollar Spot (4:07)
  5. 5 Mack Minister (2:33)
  6. 6 I Wanna Thank You (5:16)
  7. 7 The Story (4:55)
  8. 8 My Drinking Club (4:59)
  9. 9 Ring It - Keak da Sneak (4:48)
  10. 10 Pimp Talk (0:50)
  11. 11 Keep Pimpin' (4:13)
  12. 12 I Like What You Do to Me (4:02)
  13. 13 Things'll Never Change (5:06)
  14. 14 Circumstances - T-Pup (5:29)
  15. 15 It Is What Is (4:49)
  16. 16 Smebbin' (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
E-40 Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Spice 1 Vocals
B-Legit Vocals
Suga T Background Vocals
2Pac Vocals
Ant Banks Keyboards
Ephraim Galloway Background Vocals
Ronese Levias Background Vocals
Steve Scales Background Vocals
Too $hort Vocals
Kokane Background Vocals
The Luniz Vocals
Tone Capone Keyboards
Michael Mosley Keyboards
Cold 187um Background Vocals
D-Shot Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
K-Ci & JoJo Background Vocals
Marcus Gore Background Vocals
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey Background Vocals
Femi Ojetunde Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, ARP
Studio Ton Organ, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Horn, Keyboards
Eboni Foster Background Vocals
Kevin Gardner Keyboards
Harm Background Vocals
Levitti Background Vocals
Calvin Hightower Background Vocals
Ali Maliek Keyboards
Au Maliek Keyboards
Rick Rock Keyboards
T-Pup Vocals
Young Mugzi of the Mossie Vocals
Robert Redwine Talking, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
E-Way Guitar, Bass Guitar
Kaveo of the Mossie Talking
Bo Rock Background Vocals
Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton Background Vocals
Kaveo Talking
K.C. Background Vocals
Chauncey scratching
Mike Mosley Keyboards
Lil' E Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
E-40 Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Ant Banks Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Eric Janko Engineer
Ben Leinbach Engineer
Tony Mills Engineer
E. Stevens Composer
Tone Capone Producer, Contributor, drum programming
Michael Mosley Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Tom Coyne Mastering
K-Ci & JoJo Vocal Arrangements
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey Vocal Arrangements
Ryan Arnold Engineer
Femi Ojetunde Producer
Carlos Warlick Engineer
Studio Ton Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Kevin Gardner Producer, drum programming
Ali Maliek Producer, drum programming
Au Maliek Producer, drum programming
Rick Rock Producer, drum programming
Earl Stevens Executive Producer
Robert Redwine Producer
K.C. Vocal Arrangements
B.J. Digital Editing
Mike Mosley Producer, Engineer, drum programming
T. Martin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Great Album...

    This was another great album by E-40. In mid 90's E-40 was one of the best in that area. E-40 just didnt get the recognition he deserved.

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