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Three Decades Into His Illustrious, Prolific Rap Career: E-40 Prepares To Drop New Two Album Set: "The D-Boy Diary Books 1 & 2"

Posted by Billyjam, October 5, 2016 04:35pm | Post a Comment

E-40 has enjoyed an illustrious, prolific career (mostly as a solo artist) since embarking on his unique rap career in the latter half of the 1980's with family group MVP who would soon after morph into The Click featuring fellow members B-Legit, D-Shot, and Suga T . And that long-running successful career of the artist / entrepreneur born Earl Stevens (also the name of his popular wine brand) shows no sign of slowing down. On November 18th E-40 will drop his latest solo project: the two album set The D-Boy Diary Books 1 & 2 (scroll down for complete track listing).
This upcoming E-40 release will unleash over forty new tracks and feature guest spots from such (mostly Cali) collaborators as G-Eazy, Stresmatic, Gucci Mane, Lil B, Nef The Pharaoh, Droop-E, Jay Rock, Kid Ink, B-Legit, Mistah F.A.B., Casey Veggies Husalah, Turf Talk, Ricco Barrino, and Joe Mo. The follow-up to his last two-part release in December 2014: the dual albums Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 1  and Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2 these upcoming new pair of albums from "Forty Wata" will bring his total number of solo album project releases to 27 albums! Add to that his recordings with The Click such as their now legendary Down and Dirty CD that was re-released by Sony Classics,  and all the compilations he's appeared on plus the countless cameos he's made on so many other artists albums, and you have one mind boggling back catalog! Not bad for an artist who, when he first started out his rap career, was written off by most hip-hop elitists who could not get with his most unusual rapid fire lyrical flow.
 
As for the new album's content E-40 says of his upcoming two-part release, "What's happening at this point in my career defies logic. I still spit the realest and rawest shit of anyone in the rap game right now. The D-Boy Diary will lace the unlaced, will tutor the truant--it's a guidebook for a street life." To be released in regular and DeLuxe versions, the new two-part release will feature the two previously released singles "Slappin'" and "Petty (feat. Kamaiyaha)" in the deluxe version.Like fellow Bay Area rap veteran Too $hort, with whom he's collaborated many times including on the 2012 album History: Mob Music, E-40 defies is another anomaly in the notoriously fickle rap world where careers are lucky to last past a couple of hit albums, the artist displays unusual longevity. While most artists begin their careers with a bang and then trail off, both 40 and $hort somehow continue to beat the odds and get more popular with time. In May of this year for example the RIAA certified his 2015 national hit single "Choices" as a Gold Record. And already the aforementioned single "Slappin' (feat. Nef The Pharaoh and D.R.A.M.)" has garnered over 1.1 million views on its official YouTube channel. See the "Slappin'" video below along with some other classics from E-40's long and illustrious career plus the full track listing for the two new albums. And be sure to pick up the two new E-40 albums when they arrive into Amoeba Music next month on November 18th, 2016.




E-40 "Slappin' (feat. Nef The Pharaoh & D.R.A.M.)" (2016)



E-40  “Choices" (2015)



E-40 “Tell Me When to Go” (2006)



E-40 & The Click "Hurricane" (1995) 



E-40 & The Click "Tired of Being Stepped On" (1993)




The D-Boy Diary Book 1 + Book 2 Tracklisting

Book 1
Stack it to the Ceiling
Straight To The Point (ft. Ezale and G-Eazy)
Savage (ft. Jazze Pha and B­-Legit)
Puttin’ in Work
Mr. Arm and Hammer (ft. Stresmatic)
Hunedz (ft. Rick Rock)
Fired Up (ft. Cousin Fik)
Bag On Me (ft. K.D. Stunts)
Say So (ft. iStevie)
Stay Away (ft. Eric Bellinger)
Somebody (ft. Ricco Barrino)
All Day (ft. Gucci Mane)
The Grit Don’t Quit (ft. Nef The Pharaoh)
Fake Lit (ft. June Onna Beat)
Goon Music (ft. Stresmatic)
Gangsta Song (ft. Kent Jones)
Blessed By The Game
We Flip (ft. Cousin Fik, Choose Up Cheese and Stresmatic)
I Had It In a Drought (ft. Stresmatic)
Check (ft. Willy Will)
Made It Out (ft. Young Chu)

Book 2
Bring Back The Sideshow (ft. Mistah F.A.B. and Nef The Pharaoh)
Money (ft. Mozzy and Jay Rock)
This Goin’ Up (ft. Husalah and Turf Talk)
On One (ft. AD)
Get Money or Get Lost
Highway (ft. B-Legit and TreSolid)
Sick Out Here (ft. Droop-E)
Thank U (ft. Willy Will)
Military Time (ft. Salsalino and Baby Treeze)
Uh Huh (ft. YV)
2 Seater (ft. Kid Ink)
What It’s Gone Be (ft. D-Day and Tamoya Bell)
How Do U Like That
I Know a Guy
All I Know (ft. K Camp and Casey Veggies)
Waitin’ On a Play (ft. Nicamari)
Tycoon
Broke Bitches (ft. Joe Moses and Jay 305)
Flash On These Bitches (ft. Lil B)
Too Many
Paid Off (ft. Stresmatic)

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