The Hard Way

  • Record Label: TVT
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. jdawg
    Aug 21, 2004
    6
    The first two songs are so good you'll expect a masterpiece. Then, alas, there is a solid letdown. The middle of the album is mainly tired beats and not too interesting topics. But man, the first two songs almost make it worthwhile. Takes you back to the old west coast gangsta rap days.
  2. MathiasV
    Aug 23, 2004
    10
    Haw is this album a bit disapointing?? all the songs on this album are great as fuck
  3. Gerald
    Sep 15, 2004
    4
    this album was a disapointment, due to production and snoop dogg. Its been a long wait for good westcoast cd to come out...im still waiting. maybe dre and game will have to do it. kanye west prvided a good summertime track. and "twist your body" by hi-tek was good. "keep it gangsta" was good too.
  4. Chea
    Oct 23, 2004
    9
    I think they did a good job by just doing what they know best ! Could be a lott better but I still enjoy it to the fullest....true, if you like the west you like it
  5. LawrenceL
    Aug 20, 2004
    5
    This album was only a let down because of poor production, the only song that really stands out is Appreciation, which really has that G-Funk feel to it. Its undeniable the talent in this group, although this trio was hyped to be the Westcoast supergroup, after listening to this album, its true that people say this label still belongs to Westside Connection.
  6. fernandog
    Aug 24, 2004
    10
    This album is a great collaboration of westcoast rap that's been mising for a couple of years the chemistry between the artists is amazing accompanied by some of the best lyrical performaces by all three artists it gets a ten because it gives you everything you expect from a west coast album if you like the West you like this album
  7. N3m3sisDogg
    Jul 4, 2005
    9
    Westside til I die. Dis is a return ta da real fo Snoop and Wg n Nate. Pan it all ya want, I bin waiting since 4ever ta hear shit like this again from da real westside riddaz!
  8. James
    Aug 22, 2004
    10
    this is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. BigPunn
    Sep 22, 2004
    3
    I think its a sad attempt by some broke down has-beens to make gangsta hits which should of been titled 2 bitches, 1 ho, 3 dicks
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Spin
    42
    They sound like they can't be bothered. [Oct 2004, p.120]
  2. Sadly this isn’t the same 213 who dropped the legendary demo and this isn’t the 213 album people have been waiting for.
  3. Q Magazine
    40
    The lyrics tend towards the banal and, at times, there is a palpable sense of awkwardness. [Dec 2004, p.134]