Tha Hall of Game

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Tha Hall of Game
E-40 Tha Hall of Game.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 29, 1996
Recorded1995–1996
GenreHip hop
Length70:28
LabelJive, Sick Wid It
ProducerAli 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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews7/10 stars[2]
The Source4/5 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 was certified gold in 1997 by the RIAA. 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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Record Haters (Rasheed Wallace & AZ Diss)" (featuring Big Lurch & Calvin Hightower)Rick Rock4:38
2."Rapper's Ball" (featuring Too Short & K-Ci)Ant Banks5:27
3."Growing Up" (featuring Lil E & Shamia McCloud)Studio ToN3:52
4."Million Dollar Spot" (featuring Emgee, 2Pac & B-Legit)Mike Mosley4:07
5."Mack Minister (Skit)" (featuring Andre Dow) 2:33
6."I Wanna Thank You" (featuring Suga-T)Ali Maliek5:16
7."The Story" (featuring Ephriam Galloway)Mike Mosley4:54
8."My Drinking Club" (featuring Young Mugzi & Levitti)Kevin Gardner, Redwine4:59
9."Ring It" (featuring Spice 1, Keak da Sneak & Harm)Tone Capone4:48
10."Pimp Talk (Skit)" (featuring Mike Tha Shiek) 0:50
11."Keep Pimpin'" (featuring D-Shot)Studio ToN4:13
12."I Like What You Do to Me" (featuring B-Legit)Studio ToN4:01
13."Things'll Never Change" (featuring Bo-Roc)Femi Ojetunde, Mike Mosley4:01
14."Circumstances" (featuring Luniz, Cold 187um, Kokane, Celly Cel & T-Pup)Rick Rock5:29
15."It Is What It Is" (featuring Kaveo)Studio ToN4:47
16."Smebbin'"Studio ToN3:53
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)". Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. 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 Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.