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 West coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk
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]

  1. "Record Haters" (feat. Big Lurch & Calvin Hightower) 4:38
  2. "Rapper's Ball" (feat. Too Short & K-Ci) 5:27
  3. "Growing Up" (feat. Lil E & Shamia McCloud) 3:52
  4. "Million Dollar Spot" (feat. 2Pac & B-Legit) 4:07
  5. "Mack Minister (Skit)" (feat. Andre Dow) 2:33
  6. "I Wanna Thank You" (feat. Suga-T) 5:16
  7. "The Story" (feat. Ephriam Galloway) 4:54
  8. "My Drinking Club" (feat. Young Mugzi & Levitti) 4:59
  9. "Ring It" (feat. Spice 1, Keak da Sneak & Harm) 4:48
  10. "Pimp Talk (Skit)" (feat. Mike Tha Shiek) 0:50
  11. "Keep Pimpin'" (feat. D-Shot) 4:13
  12. "I Like What You Do To Me" (feat. B-Legit) 4:01
  13. "Things'll Never Change" (feat. Bo-Roc) 4:01
  14. "Circumstances" (feat. Luniz, Cold 187um, Kokane, Celly Cel & T-Pup) 5:29
  15. "It Is What It Is" (feat. Kaveo) 4:47
  16. "Smebbin'" 3:53

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Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (1996) Peak
position[4]
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
Singles
Song Chart (1997)[5] Peak
position
"Things'll Never Change"/
"Rapper's Ball"
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 26
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 19
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 4
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Airplay Chart 30

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