E-40 has announced that he will release three albums before the end of the year. The first of the trilogy is the previously announced The Gift Of Gab, originally pegged with a June release date, now dropping this Friday, August 24th. Next comes Rule Of Thumb, set for an October release, followed by Practice Makes Paper, wrapping things up in December.

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Each of the albums comes complete with a dictionary definition of each phrase.

The Gift Of Gab: The ability to speak with eloquence and fluency

Rule Of Thumb: A rule based on experience or practice rather than on scientific knowledge or theory

Practice Makes Paper: Repeated exercise in an activity or skill to acquire or maintain money

The albums will be E-40’s first solo albums since his 2016 double release The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 & 2. As you may know, the Bay Area rapper has a tendency to share more than one album per year. 40 shared at least two albums each year between 2011 and 2014. Earlier this year, he put out Connected and Respected, a collaborative project with B-Legit.

E-40’s label, Sik Wid It, released two new projects this month: Nef The Pharaoh’s The Big Chang Theory and OMB Peezy’s Loyalty Over Love.