In a Major Way

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In a Major Way
E-40 In a Major Way.jpg
Studio album by E-40
Released March 14, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Mobb music
Length 58:47
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)Federal1993
In a Major Way
(1995)
Tha Hall of Game
(1996)Tha Hall of Game1996
Singles from In a Major Way
  1. "1-Luv"
    Released: February 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. 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][third-party source needed] The album is certified Platinum by the RIAA.[5]

The album features production by Funk Daddy, Kevin Gardner, Mike Mosley, Sam Bostic and Studio Ton, it also 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).

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]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 13
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "In a Major Way - E-40 - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tower.com: In A Major Way (CD) by E-40 (Artist) Music: CD". Archived from the original on 3 October 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ ((( 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. ^ "Aerosmith's 'Toys' Notches 8x Platinum". Billboard. 10 June 2002. Retrieved 2016-12-02. West Coast rapper E-40 (real name: Earl Stevens) picked up a platinum award for his sophomore 1995 Sick Wid'It/Jive album, "In a Major Way." 
  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.