Tha Hall of Game

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Tha Hall of Game
Studio album by E-40
Released October 29, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 70:28
Label Jive, Sick Wid It
Producer Ali Malik, Ant Banks, E-40 (exec.), Femi Ojetunde, Kevin Gardner, Mike Mosley, Redwine, Rick Rock, Studio Ton, Tone Capone
E-40 chronology
In a Major Way
(1995)
Tha Hall of Game
(1996)
The Element of Surprise
(1998)
Singles from Tha Hall of Game
  1. "Things'll Never Change"/"Rapper's Ball""
    Released: September 18, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[2]
The Source 4/5 stars[3]

Tha Hall of Game is the third studio album by American rapper E-40, released October 29, 1996, on Jive and Sick Wid It Records. The album features production by Ant Banks, Mike Mosley, Rick Rock, Studio Ton and Tone Capone. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 4 on the Billboard 200.[4] One single, "Things'll Never Change"/"Rapper's Ball", peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[5] and performed well on several other charts as well. The album features guest performances by fellow members of The Click: B-Legit, D-Shot and Suga-T, as well as 2Pac, Luniz, Cold 187um, Kokane, Keak da Sneak and Levitti.

Along with the single, a music video was produced for the song, "Rapper's Ball", featuring Too Short and K-Ci and features cameo appearances by 2Pac, Ice-T and Mack 10. A second single, "Things'll Never Change", was also released as a music video, featuring Bo-Roc of The Dove Shack.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Record Haters (Rasheed Wallace & AZ (rapper) Diss)" (featuring Big Lurch & Calvin Hightower)   4:38
2. "Rapper's Ball" (featuring Too Short & K-Ci)   5:27
3. "Growing Up" (featuring Lil E & Shamia McCloud)   3:52
4. "Million Dollar Spot" (featuring 2Pac & B-Legit)   4:07
5. "Mack Minister (Skit)" (featuring Andre Dow)   2:33
6. "I Wanna Thank You" (featuring Suga-T)   5:16
7. "The Story" (featuring Ephriam Galloway)   4:54
8. "My Drinking Club" (featuring Young Mugzi & Levitti)   4:59
9. "Ring It" (featuring Spice 1, Keak da Sneak & Harm)   4:48
10. "Pimp Talk (Skit)" (featuring Mike Tha Shiek)   0:50
11. "Keep Pimpin'" (featuring D-Shot)   4:13
12. "I Like What You Do To Me" (featuring B-Legit)   4:01
13. "Things'll Never Change" (featuring Bo-Roc)   4:01
14. "Circumstances" (featuring Luniz, Cold 187um, Kokane, Celly Cel & T-Pup)   5:29
15. "It Is What It Is" (featuring Kaveo)   4:47
16. "Smebbin'"     3:53
Samples

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "Tha Hall of Game - E-40 - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "E-40 :: Tha Hall of Game :: Sick Wid It/Jive". Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Music: Tha Hall Of Game (EXPLICIT) (CD) by E-40 (Artist)". Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  4. ^ ((( Tha Hall of Game > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
  5. ^ ((( Tha Hall of Game > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
  6. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.