E-40 - Da Bumble
For starters, let's get it straight that E-40 has bars. He can rap fast as hell and doesn't need a hook to make a funky track. "Da Bumble" proves that much...
E-40 - Got Rich Twice featuring Turf Talk
This beat is straight sickly, and E-40 completely bodies it.
"Hustling till I die, drink the bar dry
There go that man again, right back in the public eye
Drunk like Mel Gibson, get high, got a ton of DUI's
Cognac sipping, XO, me and my guys
Born in colossal, living our lives
Trying to get this bobble head bobbin' so she can follow me to my ride
So I can make a dentist to convince her to open wide
Kick her out when I'm finished, take my baller ass back inside
Drug terminology, corner talk that's all I know
California mentality, ask about me pimp I go
You can check my track record, I don't like to feud
But if I must I'll have your head severed"
E-40 - U And Dat featuring T. Pain & Kandi Girl
Well, if we're not going to include "Snap Yo Fingers" or "I Don't Fuck With You," we have to at least include this smash hit. It isn't the dopest hip hop tune in the world, but it had it's time in the club for sure.
E-40 is still a relevant rapper in 2015, but is everyone aware of this dude's tenure in the game? The 47-year-old rapper has been crushing it since 1990 with his flamboyant style of rapping.
He stayed in the underground until about 1995 when his album In A Major Way was released. Slowly, people started catching on to the west coast sound, where a quirky style of funky raps were taking over.
Nowadays, E-40 puts out more music than ever, which is absolutely insane for somebody his age. Since 2010, he's put out 12 albums, with two more due out in 2015. The dude is an absolute monster of productivity, and he just can't slow down it seems.
Today we celebrate Throwback Thursday by paying homage to the one and only E-40. There's truly not another rapper out there like Mr. Earl Steves, so let's dig in to 10 of his illest cuts!