20 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On My Ghetto Report Card, E-40 and his “Yay Area” crew of associates and guests make the game sound more fun than grim. Most of the album works bare, thumping beats for all the clout that can be wrung from them. “Go Hard or Go Home” welds together an Art of Noise sample, human beatboxing and 808. In other spots, minimalist string parts are brought on board. E-40’s chanted hooks (“Tell Me When to Go,” for one) and occasional speed rapping alongside his usual conversational flow are also designed to keep the ear perked. His expansiveness allows for plenty of changes on the usual street tales; in addition to dealing weight, there are odes to “Muscle Cars,” money-counting (“Gouda,” which makes it sound as catchy as a new dance craze) and a shoutout to the same the-CIA-brought-rock-to-the-hood theory that Kanye West laid out on “Crack Music.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On My Ghetto Report Card, E-40 and his “Yay Area” crew of associates and guests make the game sound more fun than grim. Most of the album works bare, thumping beats for all the clout that can be wrung from them. “Go Hard or Go Home” welds together an Art of Noise sample, human beatboxing and 808. In other spots, minimalist string parts are brought on board. E-40’s chanted hooks (“Tell Me When to Go,” for one) and occasional speed rapping alongside his usual conversational flow are also designed to keep the ear perked. His expansiveness allows for plenty of changes on the usual street tales; in addition to dealing weight, there are odes to “Muscle Cars,” money-counting (“Gouda,” which makes it sound as catchy as a new dance craze) and a shoutout to the same the-CIA-brought-rock-to-the-hood theory that Kanye West laid out on “Crack Music.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
319 Ratings
319 Ratings
Poppin' ,

Do Da Dummie!

This Sh*t is the best thing to hit the market, especially for the bay. E-40, Keak Da Sneak, and all the rest of the bay's rappers are going to shine. They puttin' us on the Map.Yee Yee. YAY AREA!

Krysis-7 ,

YESSSS!!!

Almost a perfect album! It is hard for an artist thats had a CD like "in a Major Way" to keep puttin out good shyt, but he did it. He kept it bay and respected the nationwide audience. I love it way 2 hot YEEEE!!!! The Bay Is Back!

DizEone ,

Rebutal to supe

This is obviously a review written by a person who doesn't even listen to rap music. "Instead of buying this album, buy ColdPlay, or Weezer...buy anything but rap." Not only is the review not helpful, it's not even written objectively. I think this review should be stricken from the list. By the way...it is borderline offensive!! Supe, rap is huge and it isn't going away!! Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but why write a review on a rap artist, if you don't even like rap?! I don't listen to Coldplay, so you won't see a review written by me on anything they put out. Let the true Hip-Hop and Rap listeners rate the music, and you stick to rating what you like.
DizEvo

More By E-40

You May Also Like