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E-40 casts a lyric spell with a nonstop flow of vividly engaging rags-to-riches tales. -- Vibe


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  1. The Element Of Surprise (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Trump Change (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. All Tha Time (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 feat. B-Legit 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Dump, Bust, Blast (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Hope I Don't Go Back [Explicit]E-40 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. $999,999 + $1= A Mealticket (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Money Scheme (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 featuring Jayo Felony 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Zoom (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Mayhem (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 featuring A-1 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Personal (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 featuring D-Shot, Suga T., The Mossie & LeVitti 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. My Hoodlums & My Thugz (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 feat. WC & Mack 10 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  1. Do It To Me (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 Featuring Busta Rhymes 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Lieutenant Roast A Botch (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. It's On, On Sight (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 featuring C-Bo 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. From The Ground Up (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 featuring Too $hort and K-Ci & JoJo 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Flashin' (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Doin' Dirt Bad (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 feat. B-Legit 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Broccoli (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Jump My Bone (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Back Against The Wall (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 feat. Master P 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. To Da Beat (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Dirty Deeds (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Ballin' Outta Control (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. One More Gen (Explicit) [Explicit]E-40 6:09$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 11, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B000009NS5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,491 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Earl E-40 Stevens has busted his belt buckle this time with a fat album. 40's constant method of breaking down a subject into an extremely entertaining, catchy and off da heezy song is uncomparable. For this album, you must be somehwat of a user-friendly listener. A lot of folks out there don't got a clue as to what 40's saying in his lyrics. Not due to clarity, but to his self-made jargon. But that's just 40, he made an album for his fans, and still squeezed in a few songs for the nonfans. The album titled opener is a fan song, but nonfans will still like it because of the rizight beat. Trump Change is a winner, with the same characteristics as the first song. Lieutenant Roast A Botch is on hit, a follow up to his second album's Captain Save A Ho. For all them hoo-bangers out there, Dump, Bust, Blast, Mayhem, It's On, On Sight and few other tracks are sho shots. For the females, you got From the Ground Up with K-Ci and JoJo. It ain't a female theme? So what? K-Ci and JoJo are on that mug, that's all I care, most any lady out there will quote. For the first time, 40 invited an east coast hip hopper on his album, and he chose a good one: Busta Rhymes. The song Do It To Me with Rhymes is worth a spin. Other notables include $999,999 + $1 = A Mealticket, All Tha Time (with Sick Wid It Records Chief Operating Officer and 40's cousin Brandt B-Legit Jones), Ballin' Outta Control (From The Mail Man EP tape), and Hope I Don't Go Back. Despite the hatas and non-believers critique of 40, he still delivers to his fans a sick album that makes up for the bootsee-ness of his prior album Hall of Game. With unending lyrics, creative slang, a message to get yo change, combined with 40's versatile gameskills, and a slew of guest spots makes this album fetchable ASAP. If you ain't got, get it. If you ain't got it and don't wanna get it, get it. Then get hit by the Element of Surprise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Soul Groove on April 27, 2006
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40 Water is an OG in the rap game, and it shows in many ways. He has been rapping since the 80's; he has several hit records, and he is the godfather of that slang you hear everyone biting off of today. This album is loaded with that flow we love from 40, humorous, rapid, and firey. While this album has a few weak beats and some filler, there is definitley some classic material here. Bosko laces some phat, old-school-meets-new- school G-Funk beats in the bangers "All Tha Time" and "Doin' Dirt Bad" (both w/ B-Legit), both perfect for lowriding. The hard core track "Money Scheme" shows Jayo Felony and 40 killin' the mic with their unique flows. "Hope I Don't Go Back" is a timeless G-Funk classic. Here, E shows his vulnerable side contemplating what he may have to return to if his success ran out. "Ballin' Outta Control" is a classic re-release dug up from his classic 1994 EP The Mail Man. "My Hoodlums and Thugz" is a fun bouncy G-Funk selection with Mack 10 and WC. Another classic is "From The Ground Up" (w/ Too $hort and K-Ci and JoJo), where Short and E reminisce about blowin' up in the game with phat hooks all over a smokin' Ant Banks beat. If it weren't for the filler, this one would get 5 stars and rank up there near In a Major Way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By srice on September 21, 2012
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Very good album from e 40 probably his best work,very hardcore rap from the west coast.Now the music industry is struggling,i think we need more hardcore rap than commerical rap!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 1999
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I love E-40, and none of the other records even come close! It is worth the $22 dollar price tag. If you down with it, get it! peace!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 15, 1998
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In my opinion it seems that those phat beats that E-40 keeps layin' down are never gonna stop. That whole CD was laced with tight beats. And you know he will keep it coming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lesley N. Perry on October 27, 2009
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The CD was delievered in a timely matter and it was in great shape thank you for your time & patience in this matter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FaLKiN on November 4, 2008
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One of many great albums from the old schoooo

these lil yung doodz not knowin west coast history
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Arguably 40's hardest album ever in my opinion, the authenticity of this album makes you want to fill up the tank and just ride with a few homies. If you want a taste of game we speak out here, then this is a must have. From the golden era of rap, 40 delivers the usual beats that just scream MOB and knock like no other in the game with the features of northern California's generals c-bo, too short, and of course B-Legit. A definite must for any west coast music collection.
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