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E-40 Is A National Treasure

A couple of weeks ago, the entire rap world welcomed A Tribe Called Quest back with open arms. That was exactly as it should've been.
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2016 - 11:23 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this fucking week. Fuck the fuck out of this fucking week. Here are some fucking music videos. …
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2016 - 4:19 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The World’s Best Rap Music Comes From California

The G-funk era is over, but it might be just beginning again. Those days -- the classic early-'90s halcyon era of West Coast rap --…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm

More E-40 stories

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this fucking week. Fuck the fuck out of this fucking week. Here are some fucking music videos. …
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2016 - 4:19 pm

ScHoolboy Q – “Dope Dealer” (Feat. E-40) Video

ScHoolboy Q is in the middle of his world tour in support of his excellent album Blank Face, but he found some time to drop…
Collin Robinson | November 4, 2016 - 5:47 pm

E-40 – “On One” (Feat. AD)

The Vallejo, California rap legend E-40 has been making records for more than a quarter century, and he still cranks out dizzy, inventive, fun-as-hell rap…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 12:26 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The 10 Best BET Cypher Performances Of All Time

The BET Hip-Hop Awards are a fairly meaningless annual event, except for one thing: They're where we get to see the Cyphers, the video series…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:59 am

Status Ain't Hood

Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right

"You love to hear the story, again and again, of how it all got started way back when." That was MC Shan on "The Bridge"
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

E-40 – “Petty” (Feat. Kamaiyah)

Bay Area legacy spitter E-40 is still going strong 30 years in the game. He's probably the most goober-sounding rapper ever, but dude has been…
Collin Robinson | August 4, 2016 - 11:19 am

Status Ain't Hood

Kodak Black Is Everything Great About Rap Music

A month ago, Broward County police arrested the 19-year-old Florida rapper Kodak Black after a high-speed chase. Police saw Kodak and a friend trying to…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Is Future Running Out Of Gas?

Three weeks ago, in this space, I wrote that Future was the best rapper working right now. I meant it. The run Future is on…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2016 - 10:54 am

Watch Ty Dolla $ign & E-40 Do “Saved” On Conan

Ty Dolla $ign brought along E-40 to perform on Conan with him last night. They did "Saved," off of Ty's Free TC album from late…
James Rettig | January 29, 2016 - 9:47 am

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

Status Ain't Hood

When You Weren’t Paying Attention, ILoveMakonnen Got Really Good

Drake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen's "Tuesday," changing the song…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2015 - 10:09 am

Freddie Gibbs – “10 Times” (Feat. Gucci Mane & E-40)

Freddie Gibbs' new album Shadow Of A Doubt was named our Album Of The Week a few days ago -- it comes out tomorrow, and…
James Rettig | November 19, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Does The World Need Odd Future?

For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You're The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 9:19 am
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