|Too Hard to Swallow|
|Studio album by|
|Released||November 10, 1992|
Too Hard to Swallow is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo UGK. It was released on November 10, 1992, by Jive Records.
|2.||"Use Me Up"||4:29|
|3.||"Pocket Full of Stones"||6:09|
|5.||"Cocaine in the Back of the Ride"||3:44|
|6.||"It's Too Hard to Swallow"||5:19|
|7.||"Cramping My Style" (featuring Infinity)||4:45|
|8.||"Feel Like I'm the One Who's Doin' Dope"||6:17|
|9.||"I'm So Bad"||3:34|
|10.||"Trill Ass Nigga"||4:26|
|12.||"Something Good (Pimp C's Remix)" (Bonus Track)||4:34|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||37|
|US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)||14|
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