Hard Knocks ‎– School Of Hard Knocks

Wild Pitch Records ‎– E1-97649, Wild Pitch Records ‎– E1NR-97649
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

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A1 Dirty Cop Named Harry 4:01
A2 Nigga For Hire 4:17
A3 Ghetto Love 4:32
A4 Thoughts Of A Negro 4:36
A5 Opposite Side 3:31
A6 Road To The Precinct 4:18
B1 Blow To The Head 4:22
B2 Hands Of A Stranger 3:49
B3 Runaway Child, Running Wild
Backing Vocals – Yolanda Kingsberry
B4 Young Black Male 4:33
B5 Young Guns 4:28
B6 Strictly From The Bronx 4:23

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©℗ 1992 EMI Records USA under exclusive license agreement from Wild Pitch Records, LTD.
Manufactured by Captiol Records, Inc. a subsidary 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

Cat# on labels: E1-97649
Cat# on spine & dust sleeve: E1NR-97649

Original copies came with a picture cover & a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits

This version is the second pressing and can be identified by the 1992 copyright year printed on the labels. The initial
initial pressing shows 1991 on the labels, but 1992 on the jacket.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-97649-1 4
  • Barcode (String): 077779764914
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A): E1-1-97649-Z1 1-1 F/W CSB♪♪ SRC (Large S with the R and C in the loops)
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B): E1-2-97649-Z1 1-1 F/W SRC (Large S with the R and C in the loops)
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
E1-97649, E1NR-97649 Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks(LP, Album) Wild Pitch Records, Wild Pitch Records, EMI, EMI E1-97649, E1NR-97649 US 1992 Sell This Version
E1NR-97649 Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks(LP, RE, Unofficial) Wild Pitch Records (2) E1NR-97649 UK Unknown Sell This Version
98842 00061 Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks(CD, Album, RE) Wild Pitch Records 98842 00061 US 2008 Sell This Version
CDP-7-97649-2 Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks(CD, Album) EMI Records USA, Wild Pitch Records CDP-7-97649-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
E4-97649 Hard Knocks School Of Hard Knocks(Cass, Album) Wild Pitch Records E4-97649 US 1992 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2013
one of the best underground labels did it again. eazy 5 stars. remind all the best. if you like old schools let me quote: do yourself a favour and get it. all WILD PITCH is worth and that is just one more example.PEACE


April 27, 2013
indescribably good. buy it and listen. easily in the top 10 rap albums of all time. why these dudes only made one album is beyond me but its a damn shame.


March 3, 2011

Do yourself a favor and pick this up.

Even if you're not into hip hop (which i wasn't until quite recently) this album is too good to be simply labeled one of the best hip hop albums, it's one of the best albums no matter what the genre.

Just my 2 pence worth