|A legend in the rap game, E-40 remains relevant and sought after for spitting the hardest bars of his career every time he steps up to the mic. Fresh off the momentum of two RIAA certified Gold records in 2016 (“Choices” and “Function”), today, 40 Water drops The D-Boy Diary Books 1 & 2, a 44-track double album packed with eccentric rhymes, acrobatic flows, and countless new entries into the slang lexicon. With features from Gucci Mane, Lil B, G-Eazy, Nef The Pharaoh, Droop-E, Jay Rock, Kid Ink, B-Legit, Mistah F.A.B., Mozzy, K Camp, Ezale, Jay 305, Kent Jones, Eric Bellinger, Casey Veggies, AD, Husalah, Turf Talk, Ricco Barrino, Joe Moses, and more, this momentous body of work is a testament to his deep Rolodex and his knowledge of the rap landscape, both marquee and underground.
Explains E-40, “These are my 26th and 27th solo albums and I feel real good. I played my position, I laced the unlaced, I’m telling my stories and other people’s stories all in one, about being brought up how I was brought up. It’s a blessing to be a rapper and talk about things that I’ve been through or my partnas or family been through and how we’ve conquered it. I’m very grateful about how my career has turned out. If I were to give advice to young rappers trying to make a career, I would say to take this music seriously and really put your all into it. Surround yourself with positive people who will tell you if you’re right or wrong. If you have a bunch of Yes Sirs, everything ain’t gon’ fall into place. Don’t depend on the CEO and the record label; help the CEO out by helping yourself out.”
Earlier this week, 40 dropped the video for “Savage,” a rider’s anthem with a hook from Jazze Pha and a verse from B-Legit (and over 110,000 views since its release on Tuesday). “Savage” followed the GQ-premiere of club banger “On One,” featuring L.A. barker AD, which has racked up over 400,000 views on the official YouTube audio. Earlier this year, 40 released bass-heavy banger “Slappin’,” featuring Nef The Pharaoh and D.R.A.M., which earned over 1.1 million views on the official YouTube video, and graced the airwaves with “Petty,” featuring Kamaiy
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