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Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967 in Vallejo, California) is best known by his stage name E-40. Stevens is “known” by the new generation of hip-hop as a Hyphy rapper from the Bay Area of California. However, E-40 is also an old school veteran who has done collabos with rap icons such as Tupac Shakur, Too $hort, Lil’ Jon, C-BO, Snoop Dogg, Spice 1, Richie Rich, Mac Dre, Mac Mall, The Luniz, The Outlawz, and many more.

E-40 is a self-proclaimed “O.G.” in the rap game and has been around since the early days and has an old school following from his G-Funk days. His group “The Click” consists of his brother, cousin and his sister; D-shot, B-legit, & Suga-T. His other brother Mugzi (aka Young Mugzi) has a group called the Mossie, consisting of himself, Kaveo, and Tap Dat Azz. E-40 also brought his nephew into the rap game, and is a well known bay area artists named “Turf Talk”. His son “Droop-E” is now a Bay Area hyphy producer and makes uptempo beats packed with major 808 kick samples. All these rappers and many more are under his established independent label; Sic Wid It records.
His nicknames include TKA (Tycoon Known As) Charlie Hustle, E-Bonics, 40 Fonzarelli, The Ambassador of the Bay, The Ballatician, 40 Belafonte, E-Pheezy, Fortywata (40water), E-4-0 (E-Four-Oh), Mr. Flamboyant, and Earl “Poppin’ His Collar” Stevens.

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  • iboudebo6te

    Too hard to keep up, he's just too productive for a regular listener

    22 Aug 1:41pm Reply
  • fillingthisvoid

    Goofy

    19 Aug 12:49am Reply
  • uh_oh_jlm

    Whoaaaaa I thought he would have way more listeners. Guess E-40 is more famous in my mind than he is in real life.

    18 Jul 9:17pm Reply
  • Melodeh

    Thoughts on the song with G-Eazy?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyanRY9EKj4

    5 May 3:17am Reply
  • theseasonisours

    dusted and disgusted is so good but wtf happened he got awful

    16 Apr 4:12pm Reply
  • lillves

    that's one shitty bio

    19 Jan 6:21am Reply
  • NeymarrJr

    Haaan haaan

    18 Jan 9:27am Reply
  • Chingy314

    "all my niggaz really want the money, we don't want nothing else nigga i promise."

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • John__Lemon

    new stuff coming soon!

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • iwearshirts

    best rapper with glasses

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Micheal2000

    A whole genre to its self, he's the man

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    With Grit & Grind it was evident that E-40 was moving towards a more stridently hyphy, club-influenced sound. Grit & Grind and Breakin' News were transitional efforts (anticipating the sound of Tell Me When To Go-onwards) and both (mostly Grit & Grind) have some of his best music. Basically, if you like what E-40’s doing at the moment, then peep everything he’s done since 2002 (Grit & Grind, My Ghetto Report Card and his recent Block Brochures are, in my opinion, his best albums/series in this time-frame). E-40 is making good music at the moment but I think his best run (with the exception of the filler in The Element Of Surprise) was the mid-late ‘90s. Tha Hall Of Game and Charlie Hu$tle are probably his third and fourth best efforts respectively. Rappers like E-40 that have personality and ability in spades are the dudes that always bring me back to hip-hop…

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    In A Major Way is just about 40 Water's best album, followed closely by Grit & Grind. E-40 is an acquired taste for a lot of people (as is almost all mobb/hyphy music) but if you're willing to give his music a chance, the rewards can be great. Some of his '90s music sounds slightly amateurish production-wise but that's part of the charm. This is primarily because the emphasis was heavier on the mc back then, although the production E-40 receives today, though different in sound, is still often solely designed to facilitate his scattershot flow and off-the-wall delivery. In the '90s E-40 was all about spitting pure game and spinning off all types of left-field gangsta rap scenarios over sparse beats with exceptionally flatulent bass lines and quirky synths. Today he's more about the current Bay hip-hop lifestyle and his status as a regional figurehead. Fonzarelli is also generally considerably more open to different sounds...

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DaODB

    I was recommended In A Major Way by a friend but I don't like it. I love the song "Tell Me When To Go". Anyone know if In A Major Way is his best? Or should I not listen to him because he just isn't my style? Thank you.

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • John__Lemon

    New record with Too Short is an absolute beast. Thank the hip hop gods for E-40!

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • decadelate

    my favorite verse in this years BET cypher was his. love u 40<3

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • hashbrown_jr

    the other day ago [1]

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • hashbrown_jr

    he's dropping 3 more albums 4,5,6 of the block brochure plus the two his doing with Too Short...Krazy i cant keep up

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • GOTNOTIME4BS

    "Turn It Up" SLAPPPPPPPPPSSSS

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • cWalkerTHPS

    the beat, the mixing :D absolutely sick. also the 90s stuff is overwhelming :D

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
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