4 tha Hard Way

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4 Tha Hard Way
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Studio album by Rappin' 4-Tay
Released October 21, 1997
Genre West Coast Hip Hop,[1] Gangsta Rap [1]
Label Virgin
Producer Al Eaton, Alonzo Jackson, Ant Banks, C-Funk, Daniel LeMelle, G-Man Stan, K Lou, Les G, Mike City, Premiere Music, Rick James, Studio Ton
Rappin' 4-Tay chronology
Off Parole
(1996)Off Parole1996
4 Tha Hard Way
Bigga Than Da Game
(1998)Bigga Than Da Game1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

4 Tha Hard Way is West Coast hip hop artist Rappin' 4-Tay's fourth album, released by Virgin Records in 1997. The album features production from Bay Area producer Ant Banks, as well as guest appearances from the likes of Tupac Shakur, Rick James, E-40 and Master P.

Allmusic noted the album's "positive and congenial tone" and tendency towards "melodic, R&B-flavored tracks", concluding that it was "decent, but not remarkable".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Playaz Dedication" (featuring 2Pac) 4:49
2. "One Nite" 4:03
3. "Beats for Sale" (skit) 0:44
4. "What's Wrong Wit' the Game" (featuring E-40) 4:15
5. "Money Makes the Man" (featuring J. Mess & Sauce) 3:53
6. "Where You Playin' At" 4:31
7. "Cold Blooded" (featuring Rick James) 4:10
8. "Just Came Up" (skit) 0:17
9. "Back At Cha" 3:57
10. "Playa 4 Life" (featuring Master P) 4:14
11. "What Fo'" 5:25
12. "Ain't Nobody Coachin'" (featuring Frankie J) 3:46
13. "Brin' the Beat Back" (featuring Lil' Fly) 3:31
14. "Lay Ya Gunz Down" 4:54
15. "The Biggie (skit)" 0:27
16. "The Biggie" (featuring Screwface) 4:06
17. "Shake It" (featuring The Conscious Daughters) 4:26
18. "The Element Of Surprise" (featuring San Quinn & Messy Marv) 4:21
19. "Thinkin' About You" (featuring Carl "C.D." Douglas) 4:06
20. "4-Tha Hard Way" 3:33


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