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]

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

Samples[edit]

Fed

One Luv

  • "Radio Activity" by Royal Cash
  • "One Love" by Whodini

Sideways

Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (1995)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums 2
Singles
Song Chart (1995)[5] Peak
position
"1-Luv" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 71
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 51
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 4
"Sprinkle Me" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 44
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 14
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 24
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 5
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Airplay Chart 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Source review
  3. ^ a b ((( 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. ^ ((( In a Major Way > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.

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