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Too Short’s Career Documentary Includes Rare Footage From MC Breed & More (Video)

Too Short is a pioneer within Rap. While Todd Shaw has been churning out albums for 31 years, his career in music goes back even further. With such an extensive resume in Hip-Hop, Too Short takes a moment to reflect on some key moments in his career. He produced 3... Read more

Ghostface Killah’s “The Lost Tapes” Album Is Here. Listen Now (Audio)

Wu-Tang Clan has been bringing the ruckus lately. The surviving members of the legendary group appeared on Logic's song "Wu-Tang Forever" last week. Today (October 5), Ghostface Killah dropped his first project of 2018. On The Lost Tapes, Tony Starks enlists Big Daddy Kane, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Raekwon, Masta Killa,... Read more

Ghostface Killah & Kxng Crooked Claim Rap Royalty In A New Video

Ghostface Killah recently announced that he's dropping a new album. With that news, came “Saigon Velour," a trademark Tony Starks-esque single that featured Snoop Dogg and E-40. October 5's The Lost Tapes appears to be an opportunity for Ghost Deini to reach back into his Ironman/Supreme Clientele bag and provide... Read more

20 Years Later, Rhyme & Reason Remains Rap Music’s Ultimate Backstage Pass (Video)

During the late 1990s, Hip-Hop was a seismic force that garnered mainstream recognition as a billion-dollar industry. The culture had invalidated scores of critics who dismissed it as a fad during the previous two decades. Hip-Hop achieved this while rewriting the rules of the music business and redefining the American... Read more

A Near 500-Song Mix Showcases The Magnificent History Of West Coast Hip-Hop (Audio)

West Coast Hip-Hop is incredible. So many of its pioneers are still making albums, doing shows, and adding to their legacy. As a tribute to the Left Coast immense contributions to Hip-Hop, Take It Personal Radio has compiled a four-part episode dedicated to gangsta and underground Rap classics from the... Read more

Tupac & E-40’s 1st Collabo Still Leaves Lesser MCs Dusted & Disgusted (Video)

E-40's 1995 sophomore solo LP In A Major Way might be remembered most for "Sprinkle Me" (featuring fellow The Click member Suga-T), but lesser-known single "Dusted 'N' Disgusted" also stands the test of time. Featuring Tupac - who dropped Me Against the World the very same week, that March - Mac... Read more

Rick Ross, E-40, Fat Joe, Slim Thug & Nipsey Hussle Buy Back The Block (Audio)

Late last year, Rick Ross released "Buy Back The Block," a thunderous street anthem about MCs from the hood looking to re-invest in the communities that raised them. The original song featured 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane, alongside the MMG leader. Pusha T & Rick Ross Join Forces For a... Read more

E-40 Says Tupac Had An Album Ready For When He Died (Video)

Fans of Tupac Shakur know that the enigmatic MC often contemplated his own death in his songs, videos and interviews. On records like "No More Pain," from All Eyez On Me, he scoffed at his demise, with lines like "my only fear of death is reincarnation." For other songs, like... Read more

E-40 Has A New Double Album Coming. The First Single Is On One (Audio)

E-40 is an artist who has created a career that's nearly 30 years old. The Vallejo, California Rap kingpin is a master of reinvention, while forever staying true to who he was as a self-made Mail Man, slangin' CDs and tapes out of an Oldsmobile Cutlass since the late '80s.... Read more

June Was Full Of Great Hip-Hop. Here’s The Best Of The Month In 1 Playlist (Audio)

The month of June was the epitome of quality over quantity, when it came to Hip-Hop. There were fewer noteworthy releases than in any month of the year, so far, but those that penetrated were high-powered. Drake set the month on fire with one of his hardest rhymes in years,... Read more

ScHoolboy Q’s New Album Features Jadakiss, Tha Dogg Pound & More (Full Tracklist)

Since announcing its release earlier this year, ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP has become one of the most anticipated albums of the Summer. With an in store date of July 8, the LP is just over two weeks away, and details continue to emerge. Along with the first two singles... Read more

E-40 Is Unsung No More. The Life Of Earl Stevens Is Properly Celebrated In This Documentary (Video)

Although he has been one of the most consistent artists in any genre for the better part of three decades, E-40 often does not get his proper respect as an MC and a business man. In the latest episode of Unsung, however, his enduring career is properly celebrated, and what... Read more

Snoop, The Game & E-40 Head All the Way Up West, Together (Audio)

"All the Way Up" is becoming a serious contender for 2016's biggest single to date. Its original incarnation by Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared has amassed more than 34-million views since its March release, and the success of a handful of remixes in its wake... Read more

BrvndonP Promotes “No Fakery” In His Rhymes Or His E-40 & Lecrae Cosigns

As the Bay Area competes for a second straight NBA Championship (care of the Golden State Warriors), its Hip-Hop scene is also booming in the mid-2010s. While the veteran guard of Rap talent continues to make hits, in leading and supporting roles, a bevy of new voices emerge with a... Read more

T.W.D.Y. Unified The Bay Area To Make For A True Holiday Celebration (Video)

In early 1999, commercial Rap music was evolving. The Bounce music sound of No Limit and now Cash Money Records had greatly influenced what was being played on the coasts. Dr. Dre had yet to release 2001; Suge Knight was incarcerated. Meanwhile DMX, Jay Z, Rakim and Puff Daddy were... Read more

Producer Mike Mosley Reveals Several MCs Who Witnessed Tupac Record “Hit ‘Em Up” (Video)

In the mid-1990s, Tupac Shakur revamped his production personnel. While 1996's All Eyez On Me would be his first album at Death Row Records, working extensively with the label's production staff, those changes started taking shape even prior. On 1995's #1 LP, Me Against The World, 'Pac maintained a close... Read more

From Jay-Z To Ghostface, The Rub Touches Everything That Made 2000 To 2010 So Great (Mix)

Today (April 25), duo The Rub (DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres) release Oodles Of OOs. The Brooklyn, New York-based unit's latest highly-curated mix pays tribute to Hip-Hop and R&B music from 2000-2010. Ranging from Lil Jon to JayLib, this 57 minute master-mix features blending, scratching, and very engaging turntablism. Elsewhere... Read more

E-40, Too Short & K-Ci Sprinkled Game In 1996 That Holds True In 2016 (Video)

In 1996, E-40's movement was going strong. 40 Water had successfully launched The Click, established his Sick Wid It Records imprint, and had carved out a respectable solo career. In the year before his third album, the Vallejo, California MC made high-profile appearances on platinum albums by Tupac and Coolio.... Read more

Here’s a 50-Song Playlist to Get the Weekend Started (Audio)

2015 has been an exciting year in music. Emerging voices have transmitted powerful messages against times of change. Veterans have stepped in to further solidify legendary legacies with Hip-Hop culture. Whether for thought-provoking purposes, or much-needed escape, the music has been loud, proud, and colorful. Ambrosia For Heads is proud... Read more

Warren G Is Releasing a Sequel to His Regulate Album and It Will Feature Unreleased Nate Dogg Vocals.

Dr. Dre gets ample props for The Chronic and 2001 as G-Funk masterpieces, as does DJ Quik for his many contributions to the genre. Aside from Warren G's titular song with Nate Dogg, however, his accompanying album often goes relatively unsung as a staple in the G-Funk catalog. With songs... Read more

E-40 Makes A Clever Yet Simple G-Code Anthem, Assisted By The Whole Industry (Video)

E-40 knows how to make catchy songs. Whether it's mid-2000s ringtone rap, Hyphy hits, or his Click tracks from the early '90s, 40 Water knows how to pen a hit. From 2014's Sharp On All 4 Corners, the Vallejo, California veteran releases "Choices (Yup)." On the surface, the song may... Read more

Hip-Hop Myths: Here Are 5 Common Misbeliefs That Will Surprise You

During its nascent period, Hip-Hop was dismissed by many as simply a passing fad, much like Disco. As we all can see now, those critics were drastically mistaken, and it has not only grown, but has become the most influential cultural presence in fashion, dance, language, art, and of course... Read more

Alchemist & Oh No Bring Grand Theft Audio To Los Santos (Album Stream)

Alchemist and Oh No infected many ears with their Gangrene work. Not a Gangrene project, Alan The Chemist and Oh No The Disrupt come together for Welcome To Los Santos. Releasing tomorrow (April 14), the Mass Appeal Records effort welcomes an array of genre (E-40, Ab-Soul, MC Eiht, Curren$y, Little... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): E-40 vs. Dr. Dre…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

A Handwritten Letter from Tupac Confirms He Had Plans to Unify the Coasts.

A handwritten letter from Tupac has been unearthed that confirms he was seeking to do an album which would unify the coasts. In the letter, Tupac tells a friend he is working on an album titled One Nation, which would include Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smiff-N-Wessun, Scarface, E-40 and...OutKast. While the... Read more

E-40 & Too Short Dust Off The T.W.D.Y. Tag and Co-Sign IamSu! (Video)

In the late 1990s, when the Bay area was largely ignored by mainstream radio and video outlets, T.W.D.Y. formed. Ant Banks' super-collective The Whole Damn Yay included icons such as Rappin' 4-Tay and Captain Save'Em, with strong involvement from the likes of Too Short, E-40, Mac Mall, B-Legit, Spice 1,... Read more

Finding The GOAT: E-40 vs. 8Ball…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Big Sean’s IDFWU Football Visual Brings ‘Em Out, Including E-40 & Kanye West (Video)

Big Sean's done it again. The G.O.O.D Music MC's "IDFWU (I Don't Fuck With You)" single has become a viral hit. With that in mind, the Detroit wordsmith (joined by ageless veteran E-40) unveiled the visual to the single. Using the highly-topical world of football, Sean invites (Coach) Kanye West,... Read more

Travel To Big K.R.I.T.’s Planet Of Cadillactica A Week Early (Album Stream)

With the new week, Big K.R.I.T. has looked to NPR First Listen (for the second straight time) to premiere his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica (November 11) more than a week early. Guests on the Cinematic/Def Jam Records affair, per usual, include many of K.R.I.T's inspirations, including the likes of... Read more

E-40 Is The Focal Point Of A New Jam By Ya Boy, Droop-E & Earl Himself (Audio)

Like UGK and Three 6 Mafia, E-40 is a major influence on the artists of today. The slangistical Vallejo vocalist has nearly 30 years in the game, changing his beats with the times, all while being committed to dazzling raps. Re-popularized through the likes of DJ Mustard and YG, Game,... Read more

Big Sean Sprinkles Fans With 4 New Songs, With Involvement From E-40, Kanye West & DJ Mustard (Audio)

Big Sean isn't playin'. Less than 24 hours after announcing his rockin' with Roc Nation, the Detroit, Michigan MC hits Heads with four new songs. Here's the breakdown: "Paradise" Produced by Mike WiLL Made It, this Bounce-themed joint finds Sean reaching into his bag of verbal tricks, and coming out... Read more

West Coast Hip-Hop and R&B Has Never Been Stronger. Take a Listen (Audio)

The West Coast established itself as a Hip-Hop powerhouse in the late 80's and early 90's. Artists like Ice-T, N.W.A., DJ Quik, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop and more were household names, nationwide. That presence has never faded but in the last few years there has been a Cali Renaissance... Read more

The Click’s E-40, B-Legit & The Cutlass Come Together On What We Been Doin (Video)

In the Hip-Hop family tree of relatives, two of the best bloodlined artists are E-40 and B-Legit. The two cousins from Vallejo, California released three albums with The Click (which also included Suga T and D-Shot). Outside of the group, the smooth-talking 40 Water and boisterously aggressive B-Legit made a... Read more

What Are Some Of The Records That Mean The Most To E-40?

Last week, Pitchfork ran their 5-10-15-20... series with Vallejo, California star E-40. The innovative concept feature looks at the records that shaped an artist through their own upbringing. Earl went in-depth about some of his choices, which included the Reverend Al Green, Miguel, and Stevie Wonder. In addition to three... Read more

Suge Knight, Warren G, Game Party Together In Celebration Of E-40

E-40 is one of the figures that's always been able to blend the West Coast. Even when California's Rap community was filled with beef between Death Row, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and others, and Game was at it with Yukmouth and JT Tha Bigga Figga 40 Water and his Sick... Read more

E-40 – All My N*ggas ft Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q (Video)

E-40 is joined by to leaders of the new school in his latest club banger. Check out the video for All My N*ggas featuring Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown. Related: Murder Dog Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary (Food for Thought)... Read more

Murder Dog Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary

For fans of West Coast Hip Hop, especially of the Gangsta Rap variety, Murder Dog filled (and continues to fill) an important void that was left in the coverage of Hip Hop. Artists like Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, Daz Dillinger and Twista thrived in the pages of Black Dog... Read more

E-40 – All My Niggas FT ScHoolboy Q & Danny Brown

Like Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E-40 has timeless appeal to the new crop of MCs. Here, the leader of The Click links up with Black Hippy's ScHoolboy Q and Black & Brown's Danny Brown. From Vallejo to Detroit to L.A., this one is a smooth collaboration across some... Read more

Young Jeezy – R.I.P. (Remix) ft Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Too Short

Here's the West Coast OG remix of Jeezy's R.I.P. featuring Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Too Short. Check it out below. Related: The BET Hip-Hop Awards West Coast Cypher ft Snoop, DJ Quik, E-40, Kurupt, Xzibit and Kendrick Lamar (Video) Click here to download... Read more

E-40 & Too Short – Bout My Money ft Jeremih & Turf Talk (Video)

E-40 and Too Short flow over a vintage Bay Area funk track on Bout My Money featuring Jeremih & Turf Talk. Check out the video. Related: E-40, Too Short & Wiz Khalifa – Say I (Video)... Read more

E-40, Too Short & Wiz Khalifa – Say I (Video)

Here's a new video from E-40, Too Short and Wiz Khalifa. Check out Say I. Related: E-40 & Too Short – Money Motivated (Video)... Read more

E-40 & Too Short – Money Motivated (Video)

E-40 and Too Short, 2 Bay Area legends, are still putting in work. Check out their new video for Money Motivated. Related: E-40 smashes the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards West Coast Cypher (Video)... Read more

Xzibit – Up Out the Way ft E-40 (Video)

After smashing the West Coast Cypher, Xzibit and E-40 are back with a new video. Check out Up Out the Way. Related: The West Coast Cypher ft Xzibit, E-40, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Snoop and DJ Quik (Video)... Read more

The Making of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards West Coast Cypher (Video)

The West Coast Cypher featuring Snoop, Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Kurupt, YG, Xzibit and DJ Quik was definitely one of the best of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of the cypher, that includes interviews with Snoop, E-40, Quik and DJ Premier. Check... Read more

Check out all of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers featuring DJ Quik, DMX, Mystikal, Eve, Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul, Xzibit, Kendrick Lamar and more below (Video)

There were some strong verses from OGs and young guns in this year’s Cyphers. Below are all the Cyphers, including verses from DMX, Eve, Jean Grae, Ab-Soul, Talib Kweli, Childish Gambino, Driicky Graham, Schoolboy Q, Mystikal, Snoop, DJ Quik, E-40, Kurupt, Xzibit and Kendrick Lamar, starting with the West Coast... Read more

2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Previews (Video)

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards tape tomorrow in Atlanta and air on Tuesday, 10/9. As the show draws closer a couple of Cypher previews have surfaced. First up, is a West Coast cypher featuring Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, E-40, Kurupt, Xzibit and YG. Next is a Ruff Ryders cypher preview... Read more

E-40 vs. Nardwaur (Video)

E-40's interview with Nardwar is thorough, even by Nardwaur's standards. E-40 goes deep about his history and music old and new. This is a must for E-40 fans. Check it out. Related: Nardwaur vs. DJ Premier (Video)... Read more

Xzibit – Up Out the Way ft E-40

Here's some more new music from Xzibit. Check out Up Out the Way featuring E-40. Related: Xzibit – Louis XIII ft King T & Tha Alkaholiks (Prod. Dr. Dre)... Read more

Rock The Bells 2012 Live Stream (Video)

Day 2 of Rock the Bells is taking place right now in California. Here's a live stream of the event. Today's acts include Big Daddy Kane (2:15 PST), DJ Quik (4pm PST), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (6:30 PST), E-40 & Too Short (7:20 PST), Ice Cube (8:40 PST) and Nas (9:30 PST).... Read more

The Dogg Pound – What U Smokin’ On ft Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Kokane

Here's the video for What U Smokin' On, the OG West Coast collabo between Snoop Dogg, The Dogg Pound, E-40 and Kokane. Related: Living Legends - A playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Snoop Dogg (Audio)... Read more