Too Hard to Swallow

Too Hard to Swallow





Truth in advertising, Too Hard to Swallow is UGK before they got funked up, grinding over some minimal, hard beats that aren't as complementary to their delivery as the smoother production they would later favor. Still, thanks to members Bun B and Pimp C's ability to write memorable rhymes, the album -- which repeats some tracks from their impossible to find indie release The Southern Way -- is a winner with three mammoth singles so important to the UGK story. "Something Good" puts a crooked beat under Rufus' most popular number, "Use Me Up" tells its pissed-off tale over a Bill Withers sample, and "Pocket Full of Stones" is a classic tale of crack rocks, Cadillacs, and making bail. The mucho macho "Cramping My Style" is a fan favorite with "hump and dump" lyrics that didn't really play nice with radio, and the snide "I'm So Bad" is a great example of how well Pimp C can offend and amuse at the same time. While most will prefer the Kingz' later sound, this is some fans' favorite album thanks to its unforgiving punch and visceral, controversial, cop-killer lyrics.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1992
Label: Jive
UPC: 0012414150226
catalogNumber: 41502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

UGK   Primary Artist
Infinity   Rap
DJ Bird   Vocals
Bernie Bismark   Keyboards
Mike Dean   Guitar
Pimp C   Keyboards
Anthony "The Bassmaster" Sapp   Bass
Bruce Lattin   Background Vocals
Bun B   Overdubs

Technical Credits

Bernie Bismark   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Shitoro Henderson   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Tim Kimsey   Engineer
Pimp C   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Remixing,drum programming
Russell Washington   Executive Producer
Bun B   Producer
Shetoro Henderson   Engineer

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