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New E-40 Audio and Video | #ICYMI

Hip-Hop Legend E-40 Releases A Streamlined and Star-Studded New Album The Gift of Gab, the First of Three Solo Albums to Come Out in 2018

(LOS ANGELES, CA.) August 24, 2018 - Coining sticky catchphrases for years, since well before the current crop of rappers left diapers, Vallejo's E-40 is rap's Lord of Lexicon, a verifiable sultan of slang. Returning to the fold with his 28th studio album, the prolific hip-hop legend shares The Gift of Gab, his new LP, and the first of three 2018 LPs in the The Definition Series. With a massive vocabulary and a knack for finding hidden meanings, E-40 earned a reputation as one of the best lyricists in hip-hop, twisting phrases that embed themselves in listener's heads and in the culture at large: Captain Save-a-Hoe, Broccoli (weed), Fetti (money), and more. On the new album, 40 flexes his lexicon over high-definition Bay Area beats, wielding his rubbery and elastic flow to expand his sonic palette and mutate the mainstream to fit his singular vision. Featuring appearances from Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, G Perico, Kent Jones, Yhung T.O., Problem, FMB DZ, Sada Baby, Konshens and more, The Gift of Gab releases via Sick Wid It Records.
The Gift of Gab tracklisting: 
  1. “Ballhog“ ft Stresmatic
  2. “The Pots & Pan Man“
  3. “Winning“
  4. “Who You Talking To “ ft. Kent Jones
  5. “Wicked “ ft Rich Rocka 
  6. “Ain’t Talkin Bout Nothing“ ft G Perico & Vince Staples 
  7. “One Night“ ft. Ty Dolla Sign & Konshens 
  8. “Relax“ ft Problem
  9. “The Pack Attack“ ft Sada Baby & FMB DZ 
  10. “Dennys“ 
  11. “These Days“ ft Yhung T.O. 
  12. “When Life Shows Up“ ft Mike Marshall and Dr. Cornel West
An unstoppable force in the rap game, E-40 churns out charting albums with remarkable efficiency. Earlier this year, the rapper teamed up with B-Legit, his cousin and with 40, a co-founder of seminal rap group The Click, for Connected & Respected, a full-length collaborative album. Packed with classic Bay Area slappers like the P-Lo-featuring dancefloor jam "BOY," Connected & Respected is a master-class in rhyming and a treatise to the importance of keeping it in the family. In addition to his prolific musical output and his frequent courtside appearances at Golden State Warriors games, E-40 is an accomplished businessman in the adult beverage industry, hitting it big with his Earl Stevens Selections line of wine, his best-selling mixed cocktail drink Sluricane, and most recently, E. Cuarenta, his new brand of premium tequila. E-40 continues to add to his legacy with The Gift of Gab, with two more albums slated to release before the end of this year.
To accompany the release of the album, E-40 shares "Wicked," a minimalist party jam off the new album. With an appearance from Rich Rocka on the hook, "Wicked" finds 40 employing an entrancing stop-start flow, kicking off the song on the perfect note: "Well damn, another muthafuckin' slappy/Make ya mammy wanna slap ya pappy/Make ya motorcycle pop a wheelie/Figure 8, make ya '50 do a 360." In the video, which features a cameo appearance from Nef The PharaohOMB Peezy, and other Bay Area figures, 40 goes dumb in a warehouse, echoing his classic video for "Tell Me When To Go," while muscle cars do figure 8s and donuts under the Oakland sun.

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