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Hard Knocks - School Of Hard Knocks FLAC album

Performer: Hard Knocks
Genre: Hip-hop
Title: School Of Hard Knocks
Country: US
Released: 1992
Style: Conscious
Label: Wild Pitch Records, EMI
Catalog Number: E1-97649, E1NR-97649
FLAC version ZIP size: 1204 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1328 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1812 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 441


1Dirty Cop Named Harry4:01
2Nigga For Hire4:17
3Opposite Side3:31
4Thoughts Of A Negro4:36
5Blow To The Head4:22
6Strictly From The Bronx4:23
7Road To The Precinct4:18
8Runaway Child, Running Wild
Backing Vocals – Yolanda Kingsberry
9Young Guns4:28
10Young Black Male4:33
11Hands Of A Stranger3:49
12Ghetto Love4:32


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
E1-97649, E1NR-97649Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks ‎(LP, Album, RP)Wild Pitch Records, Wild Pitch RecordsE1-97649, E1NR-97649US1992
E1NR-97649Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks ‎(LP, RE, Unofficial)Wild Pitch Records E1NR-97649UKUnknown
98842 00061Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks ‎(CD, Album, RE)Wild Pitch Records98842 00061US2008
CDP-7-97649-2Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks ‎(CD, Album)EMI Records USA, Wild Pitch RecordsCDP-7-97649-2US1992
E4-97649Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks ‎(Cass, Album)Wild Pitch RecordsE4-97649US1992


  • Art DirectionAmy Fine, Henry Marquez
  • DesignDiane Cuddy
  • DrumsDarren Snowden
  • Executive-ProducerHenry Lee, Jr., Noonie
  • KeyboardsErroll Norman
  • Lacquer Cut ByCSB
  • Mastered ByCarlton Batts
  • Photography ByJanette Beckman
  • Photography By [Background]Liza Loeffler
  • ProducerThe Spear Chuckers
  • Recorded ByErroll Norman, James Miller
  • SaxophoneMohammed Baatin
  • Written-ByA. Strange, J. Miller, T. Simmons


©℗ 1991 EMI Records USA under exclusive license agreement from Wild Pitch Records, LTD.
Manufactured by Captiol Records, Inc. a subsidiary of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
Printed in the USA
Frozen Soap Songs (ASCAP)
Recorded at The Workshop
Mixed at Real To Reel
Mastered at Frankford Wayne

Catalog number printed on the labels: "E1-97649".
Catalog number printed on spine and innersleeve: "E1NR-97649".

Original copies came with a picture cover and a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits. Some copies have a Parental Advisory sticker on front. The year on the labels reads "1991", but the jacket shows "1992". This is the only difference to the repress version.


  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-97649-1 4
  • Barcode (Compact text): 077779764914
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): E1-1-97649-Z1 1-1 F/W CSB♪♪
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): E1-2-97649-Z1 1-1 F/W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout both sides stamped): SRC (Large S with the R and C in the loops)
  • Other (Label, sides A & B): MIC 11111
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records USA
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records USA
  • Licensed To – EMI Records USA
  • Licensed From – Wild Pitch Records, LTD.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Record Company – Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Frozen Soap Songs
  • Recorded At – The Workshop
  • Mixed At – Real To Reel
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Lacquer Cut At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation


The version without the text around the label is the second official press. I have copies of both this version and the first press with the text around the labels. I ensured that I received the original by requesting emailed pictures of the record labels.Also both pressings are the only ones with the same official run out grooves as shown here on Discogs.

I just bought this listed as "OG". However the labels does not have the small text around it so it doesnt state it's "1991". It has the original insert with lyrics and everything else is identical minus the small text round the labels. Does anyone have a clue which version this is?

Global Progression
Yeah. This one. Someone recently added it. I have the same version. https://www.discogs.com/Hard-Knocks-School-Of-Hard-Knocks/release/9586685

I have been championing this album for years, this is a hard act to follow total class, when this first came out poor sales and promotion made this one of the worst slept on albums of the 90s now finally its gaining recognition for its professional approach and uncompromising stance to rap and consciousness, if you like this you may want to check out Royal Flush 976-dope Royal Flush (4) - 976-DOPE.