45 Songs, 2 Hours 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the Bay Area's original rap stars, with a resume stretching back to 1990, Vallejo native E-40 is a living legend who refuses to ghostride off into the sunset. Blessed with one of the industry's most unique and instantly recognizable flows, he's been steadily making hits since day one: first with The Click and then as a solo artist, all while acting as an elder statesman and mentoring generations of young talent. Released in the spring of 2013, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 is an extensive, 60-track triple album that finds him collaborating with pretty much every West Coast rapper you could think of, including fellow O.G.s Too Short ("Be You"); Snoop, Daz, and Kurupt ("What You Smoking On"); Spice 1 and Celly Cell ("The Other Day Ago"); JT the Bigga Figga and Cellski ("With the Sh*t"); and even Hieroglyphics ("40 and Hiero"). Though the sheer volume of material here is a bit overwhelming, it's always good to hear 40 Water do his thing, and he still sounds great. Once you get through this, check out parts 4, 5, and 6 for another hot 60. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the Bay Area's original rap stars, with a resume stretching back to 1990, Vallejo native E-40 is a living legend who refuses to ghostride off into the sunset. Blessed with one of the industry's most unique and instantly recognizable flows, he's been steadily making hits since day one: first with The Click and then as a solo artist, all while acting as an elder statesman and mentoring generations of young talent. Released in the spring of 2013, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 is an extensive, 60-track triple album that finds him collaborating with pretty much every West Coast rapper you could think of, including fellow O.G.s Too Short ("Be You"); Snoop, Daz, and Kurupt ("What You Smoking On"); Spice 1 and Celly Cell ("The Other Day Ago"); JT the Bigga Figga and Cellski ("With the Sh*t"); and even Hieroglyphics ("40 and Hiero"). Though the sheer volume of material here is a bit overwhelming, it's always good to hear 40 Water do his thing, and he still sounds great. Once you get through this, check out parts 4, 5, and 6 for another hot 60. 

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