Posts tagged "E-40"

Iamsu! Almost Escapes Bay Area Rap Vortex with Immersive ‘Sincerely Yours.’ Almost.

Empowered by guest appearances on recent hits like Loverance's "Up," E-40's "Function," and fellow HBK gang talent Sage the Gemini's "Gas Pedal," Bay Area…
By: Brandon Soderberg / May 15, 2014

Stream J. Stalin’s Fervid Bay Area Bangers on ‘SID: Shining In Darkness’

As the owner of Livewire Records, West Oakland rapper J. Stalin provides a place for the growth of incredibly creative, meat-and-potatoe…
By: Brandon Soderberg / April 21, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Beyonce Does Her Best Kendrick Lamar Impression on ‘Haunted’

Beyoncé, "Haunted"Put this in the same baffling category as other recent hot-mess No Trivia favorites like Eminem's “So Far...” and Childish Gambino's “Zealots of Stockholm…
By: Brandon Soderberg / December 27, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Childish Gambino Gets Popped With a 3D-Print Gun

Childish Gambino, "Zealots Of Stockholm (Free Information)"Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's Childish Gambino, whose Because the Internet just received a…
By: Brandon Soderberg / December 12, 2013

E-40, Chris Brown, and T.I. Bring Ratchet Full Circle on ‘Episode’

"Ratchet" is how Los Angeles producer DJ Mustard decided to tag the minimal, often lewd rap music he's helped to create. Take Tyga's "Rack City," or…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 1, 2013

The 25 Best Albums by Rappers Over 40

While critical opinion of the new Jay-Z album is a little mixed, no one can deny that it's making history: Magna Carta... Holy Grail…
By: SPIN Staff / August 8, 2013

E-40 Drops ‘All My Niggas,’ Featuring Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q

The tireless E-40 returns with another track from his upcoming trio of albums, enlisting Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q for "All My Niggas." According to…
By: Dan Reilly / July 19, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Problem’s ‘Welcome To Mollywood 2′

So, the trick to finally turning transcendently spare, Bay Area hip-hop into the actual next big thing is not branding it as city-specific? Blame and…
By: Brandon Soderberg / September 6, 2012

No Trivia’s Top 50 (Mostly Rap) Songs of the Year So Far

Ubiquitous major-label last great hope 2 Chainz makes four appearances on this list. None of those appearances are on any of his own songs, though…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 5, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five

Writer Harry Crews died on Wednesday. He was 76. What's that have to do with rap music? Well, not too much, though I'd encourage you…
By: Brandon Soderberg / March 30, 2012

Watch E-40’s Sunny ‘Just Be You’ Video With Too Short and J-Banks

"Don't let 'em knock your motivation, keep tryin'," advises E-40 on "Just Be You," the latest video selection from the Bay Area hip-hop legend's triple…
By: Marc Hogan / March 30, 2012

E-40 on ‘Block Brochure,’ Sucker Repellant Cologne, and Raising Droop-E

The legacy of E-40 cannot be understated: pioneer of the independent hustle, hyphy ambassador and inventor of half of Snoop Dogg's favorite slang words. Hi…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / March 29, 2012

Watch E-40’s Giddy ‘They Point’ Video With 2 Chainz and Juicy J

The mighty E-40's middle-age creative renaissance enters its next phase on Tuesday, when the Bay Area hip-hop legend releases not one but three albums —…
By: Marc Hogan / March 23, 2012

E-40, ‘Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift’ (Heavy on the Grind Ent./EMI)

With his 13th and 14th albums, this Bay Area legend and self-proclaimed FILF is maybe the first rapper to hit his creative zenith in middle…
By: christopherschultz / March 29, 2011

E-40, ‘Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift’ (Heavy on the Grind Ent./EMI)

With his 13th and 14th albums, this Bay Area legend and self-proclaimed FILF is maybe the first rapper to hit his creative zenith in middle…
By: christopherschultz / March 29, 2011