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Birth Name:
Earl Stevens


Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s


Golden State Hip-Hop
Golden State Hi..
Hip-Hop/R&B: 2006



Synonymous with Bay Area rap, E-40 garnered a regional following, and eventually a national one, with his flamboyant raps, while his entrepreneurial spirit, embodied by his homegrown record label, Sick Wid' It Records, did much to cultivate a flourishing rap scene to the east of San Francisco Bay, in communities such as Oakland and his native Vallejo. Along with Too Short, Spice 1, and Ant Banks, E-40 was among the first Bay Area rappers to sign to a major label, penning a deal with Jive Records in 1994. They'd spent years releasing music independently, going back as far as 1990 when Sick wid' It released Let's Side, a four-track EP by the Click, a group comprised of E-40, his cousin B-Legit, his brother D-Shot, and his sister Suga T. Throughout the '90s and into the early 2000s, E-40 and his Sick wid' It associates released a series of albums on Jive, and though they weren't big sellers nationally, they were well received regionally and proved highly influential, not only on the West Coast but also in the South, thanks in part to Master P, who began his No Limit Records empire in the Bay Area (i.e., Richmond) in the early to mid-'90s before relocating to New Orleans. E-40's ties to the South became more direct in the mid-2000s, when, upon the expiration of his deal with Jive, he partnered with Atlanta rapper/producer Lil Jon and his BME Recordings label, in association with Warner Bros. The first album to be released as part of this partnership, My Ghetto Report Card (2006), was E-40's most successful in years. Concurrently, the Bay Area rap scene, with its so-called hyphy style, was growing in popularity nationally, and there was no bigger champion of the Bay and its style than E-40, whose innumerable guest features helped foster the scene and whose son, producer Droop-E, had grown to become one of hyphy's foremost practitioners.

Top Albums

The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1,2, and 3, E-40
1. The Block Br..
My Ghetto Report Card, E-40
2. My Ghetto Re..
Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift & Graveyard Shift (The 44 Trax Deluxe Pack), E-40
3. Revenue Retr..
The Ball Street Journal (Deluxe Version), E-40
4. The Ball Str..
In a Major Way, E-40
5. In a Major W..
Revenue Retrievin' - Day Shift & Night Shift (The 42 Trax Deluxe Pack), E-40
6. Revenue Retr..
The Ball Street Journal, E-40
7. The Ball Str..
My Ghetto Report Card, E-40
8. My Ghetto Re..
Charlie Hustle: Blueprint of a Self-Made Millionaire, E-40
9. Charlie Hust..
Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift, E-40
10. Revenue Retr..
Tha Hall of Game, E-40
11. Tha Hall of ..
The Best of E-40: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, E-40
12. The Best of ..
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2, E-40
13. The Block Br..
The Mail Man, E-40
14. The Mail Man
The Ball Street Journal, E-40
15. The Ball Str..
Federal, E-40
16. Federal
The Element of Surprise, E-40
17. The Element ..
Loyalty & Betrayal, E-40
18. Loyalty &..
You Nasty, Too $hort
19. You Nasty
Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift, E-40
20. Revenue Retr..

Top Songs

Function (feat. YG, IAmSu & Prob..Function (feat. YG, IAmSu &..4:20$1.29
Function (feat. YG, IAmSu & Prob..Block Brochure: Welcome to ..4:19$1.29
U and Dat (Featuring T. Pain & K..My Ghetto Report Card3:22$1.29
Function (feat. YG, IAmSu & Prob..Function (feat. YG, IAmSu &..4:20$1.29
They Point (feat. Juicy J & 2 Ch..Block Brochure: Welcome to ..4:13$1.29
Tell Me When to Go (Featuring Keak D..My Ghetto Report Card4:01$1.29
My Sh*t BangRevenue Retrievin': Ove..4:02$0.99
Snap Yo FingersSnap Yo Fingers - Single4:34$0.99
Wasted (feat. Cousin Fik)Block Brochure: Welcome to ..3:37$1.29
Bumpy Ride (Jae-E Remix)Bumpy Ride (Remixes) - EP4:11$1.29
B*tch (feat. Too $hort)Revenue Retrievin' - Da..3:23$1.29
Go Girl (feat. E 40)Go Girl (feat. E 40) - Sing..3:46$1.29
Zombie (feat. Tech N9ne & Brotha..Block Brochure: Welcome to ..3:50$1.29
Sliding Down the Pole (feat. Too Sho..Ball Street Journal (Deluxe..3:22$0.99
My Shit Bang (Remix) [feat. Shaadie]Akademic ProBaytion - Singl..4:07$0.99
Wake It Up (feat. Akon)Wake It Up (feat. Akon) - S..3:58$0.99
Tryna Get It (feat. Twista & T-P..Block Brochure: Welcome to ..3:07$1.29
Let's Fuck (feat. Gangsta Boo)Block Brochure: Welcome to ..4:19$1.29
Go Hard or Go Home (Featuring the Fe..My Ghetto Report Card3:53$0.99
This Is the Life (feat. Sam Bostic)Block Brochure: Welcome to ..4:10$1.29
Can You Feel It? (feat. B-Legit)Block Brochure: Welcome to ..4:34$1.29
Go GirlBashtown3:46$1.29
1-LuvIn a Major Way5:08$0.69
U and Dat (Featuring T. Pain & K..My Ghetto Report Card3:22$1.29
She Got CakeBig Boi Fresh - EP4:02$0.99

Top Music Videos

Wake It Up (feat. Akon), E-40
1. Wake It Up (fe..
Rapper's Ball, E-40 featuring Too $hort & K-Ci
2. Rapper's Ball
Dusted 'N' Disgusted, E-40 featuring Mac Mall, Spice-1, & 2Pac
3. Dusted 'N' Dis..
1-Luv, E-40 featuring Leviti
4. 1-Luv
Captain Save a Hoe (feat. The Click, D-Shot, B-Legit & Suga T), E-40
5. Captain Save a..
Sprinkle Me (feat. Suga-T), E-40
6. Sprinkle Me (f..
Booty Call (feat. E-40), Brokencyde & E-40
7. Booty Call (fe..
Got Rich Twice (feat. Turf Talk) [Edited Version], E-40
8. Got Rich Twice..
Automatic, E-40 featuring Fabolous
9. Automatic
Earl (feat. Ice T), E-40
10. Earl (feat. Ic..
Big Ballin' With My Homies, E-40
11. Big Ballin' Wi..
Dusted 'N' Disgusted (feat. 2Pac, Mac Mall & Spice 1), E-40
12. Dusted 'N' Dis..
From the Ground Up, E-40 featuring K-Ci & JoJo
13. From the Groun..
Practice Lookin' Hard, E-40
14. Practice Looki..
Yay Deep, E-40, B-Legit & Richie Rich
15. Yay Deep
Rapper's Ball (feat. Too $hort and K-Ci), E-40
16. Rapper's Ball ..
Earl That's Yo' Life (feat. Too $hort, Otis & Shug), E-40
17. Earl That's Yo..
Automatic (feat. Fabolous), E-40
18. Automatic (fea..
Things'll Never Change (feat. Bo-Rock), E-40
19. Things'll Neve..
Big Ballin' With My Homies, E-40
20. Big Ballin' Wi..


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