I Tried (So Hard) is an R&B/hip hop song recorded by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, from their 2007 seventh studio album Strength & Loyalty.
It features guest vocals by Senegalese-American singer Akon, who also produced it. Its lyrics talk about the struggles the artistes encountered on the streets at a certain time in their lives.
On February 12, 2007, it was put out as the lead single from the album, peaking highest in New Zealand at Number 4.
In the US, it peaked at Number 6 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Rap Songs while reaching Number6 in Brazil.
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