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Thursday, April 21, 2011

E40 on How to Attain Rap Success: "Fuck 'Em"

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM


​Behold the Vallejo-grown genius of E40, whom you may encounter at a barbecue in Walnut Creek (seriously) this Saturday: "Fuck 'em," he thumps here, apparently sharing a key to his success. Fuck who? You'll have to listen to find out, but it's worth noting that the lyrical athlete known as Earl Fortywater has two new albums out, both continuations of the Revenue Retrievin' series. Below, a few choice, non-spoiler quotes from this latest lecture:

"I'm an intelligent heathen."

"I've been making records before some of y'all was in your daddy's nut sack."

"I got my name from drinkin' hella beers to the gut."

All good points, Earl. And with that:



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