When Nite Jewel met Sick Wid It: the collaboration that everyone had been waiting for:  By everyone, I meant me. Ramona Gonzalez mentioned her collaboration with the son of 40 Fonzarelli to me roughly a year ago. If I hadn’t previously spoken extensively with her about the history of Bay Area rap, I might have […]
Evan Nabavian slapped a cop once a la Zsa Zsa Gabor. If Petrarch were born 600 years later and had DJ Fresh beats, he would be E-40 on “Pussy Got Slap”, leading the charge on a posse cut where the central conceit is that the pussy has– well, yeah. For those less conversant with Bay […]
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Alchemist and Oh No once lectured me against the inhalation of Romulan, but I won’t hold it against E-40. Once you have invented more verbs than Vladimir Nabokov, you get the greenlight to burn half-bunk strains of bud. What’s amazing about Fonzarelli and Todd Shaw is that these two continue to show no signs of […]
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Respect due to the estimable Matthew Africa for blending this mix of 40 Fonzarelli jams. For those overwhelmed by 40’s abyssal catalogue, this is a perfect place to start exploring the work of the greatest rappers of all-time. Beyond an ability to stretch his voice into cartoon cadences while rapping at slurricane speed, 40 invented […]
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“The kind of career I’m having at this age defies logic,” says E-40 on Revenue Retrievin’ (Night Shift), but the Bay area legend’s continued relevance in a genre that places youth at a premium isn’t hard to explain. Surround yourself with talented youngsters like the Jacka and Laroo to keep you honest, rap over hyphy […]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8K_hCej3s The El-P remix of Justin Bieber has caused me to squander valuable time deliberating which unlikely combination and sampled “Bitch” hook is superior. As this is the Internet, people will pretend that it is not a legitimate question, but it is. There is no way that a Too Short, E-40, and 50 Cent album […]
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