In a Major Way

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In a Major Way
Studio album by E-40
Released March 14, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 58:32
Label Jive Records, Sick Wid It
Producer E-40 (exec.), Funk Daddy, Kevin Gardner, Mike Mosley, Redwine, Sam Bostic, Samuel Stevens, Studio Ton
E-40 chronology
Federal
(1993)
In a Major Way
(1995)
Tha Hall of Game
(1996)
Singles from In a Major Way
  1. "1 Luv"
    Released: January 25, 1995
  2. "Sprinkle Me"
    Released: May 20, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[2]

In a Major Way is the second studio album by American rapper E-40, released March 14, 1995 on Jive and Sick Wid It Records. The album features production by Funk Daddy, Kevin Gardner, Mike Mosley, Sam Bostic and Studio Ton. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 13 on the Billboard 200,[3] selling 70,000 copies in its first week.[4] The album features guest performances by fellow members of The Click: B-Legit and Suga-T, as well as 2Pac, Mac Shawn, Spice 1, Celly Cel, Mac Mall, and his son Droop-E (credited as Lil E). The album is certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Three music videos were produced to promote the album including one featuring Spice 1 and Mac Mall, "Dusted 'n' Disgusted". 2Pac was replaced by Celly Cel in this version. Richie Rich makes a cameo appearance and says a few words in the early part of the video, and is seen wearing a t-shirt that clearly reads: "Free 2Pac". Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: "Sprinkle Me", featuring Suga-T, and "1 Luv", featuring Levitti.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     1:44
2. "Chip In Da Phone"     0:14
3. "Da Bumble"     4:11
4. "Sideways" (featuring B-Legit & Mac Shawn)   4:25
5. "Spittin'"     4:41
6. "Sprinkle Me" (featuring Suga-T)   4:10
7. "Outta Bounds"     0:41
8. "Dusted 'N' Disgusted" (featuring 2Pac, Spice 1 & Mac Mall)   4:30
9. "1 Luv" (featuring Levitti)   5:08
10. "Smoke 'N Drank"     4:17
11. "Dey Ain't No"     4:31
12. "Feds" (featuring Suga-T)   5:12
13. "H.I. Double L." (featuring Celly Cel & B-Legit)   4:43
14. "Bootsee"     4:16
15. "It's All Bad" (featuring Lil E)   3:28
16. "Outro"     2:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 13
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "In a Major Way - E-40 - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tower.com: In A Major Way (CD) by E-40 (Artist) Music: CD". Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ ((( In a Major Way > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
  4. ^ "E-40 DEBUTS 'IN A MAJOR WAY' - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 1995-03-22. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for E-40. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for E-40. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2014.