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The Hard Way
The Hard Way
Studio album by 213

Released

17 August 2004

Recorded

September 2001 - June 2004 at DSR Studios (Los Angeles), Battery Studios (New York City), Larrabee Studios East (Los Angeles), Planet Studio (Los Angeles), The G-Spot (Los Angeles)

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk

Length

71:59

Label

Doggystyle, TVT

Producer

B Sharp, Tha Chill, DJ Pooh, Fredwreck Nassar, Hi-Tek, J-Hen, Josef Leimberg, Lil' ½ Dead, Terrace Martin, Michaelangelo, Missy Elliott, Nottz, Quaze, Snoop Dogg (exec.), Kanye West, Marlon Williams

The Hard Way is the only studio album by American hip hop trio 213, released in 2004 by Doggystyle Records and TVT Records. The reunion of the group, consisting of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg, first appeared as 213 on Warren G's album The Return of the Regulator in 2001. The group began recording an album that same year, recording in multiple Los Angeles studios and Battery Studios in New York City. 

Upon its release, The Hard Way received generally positive reviews from music critics. It debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200, selling 95,000 copies in its first week, and peaked at #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. According to TVT Records in 2004, the album sold 500,000 copies in the United States.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - Fredwreck Nassar 1:50
2. "Twist Yo Body" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Hi-Tek 3:28
3. "Absolutely" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Quaze 4:00
4. "Keep It Gangsta" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg B Sharp 4:36
5. "Run on Up" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Tha Chill 3:34
6. "Groupie Luv" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg DJ Pooh 3:53
7. "Lonely Girl" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Nottz 4:05
8. "Another Summer" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Kanye West 4:13
9. "213 tha Gangsta Clique" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Josef Leimberg 3:53
10. "Gotta Find a Way" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Lil' ½ Dead, Niggarochi 3:24
11. "Ups & Downs" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Boki B Sharp, Tha Chill 3:54
12. "Joysticc" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Marlon Williams, Terrace Martin 4:48
13. "Rick James (Interlude)" Dave Chappelle Fredwreck Nassar 0:36
14. "Mary Jane" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Quaze 3:48
15. "MLK" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg B Sharp 3:45
16. "Lil Girl" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Michaelangelo 3:20
17. "My Dirty Ho" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg J-Hen 4:13
18. "Appreciation" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg J-Hen 4:06
19. "So Fly" Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg Missy Elliott 4:08

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