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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

E-40 and Too $hort: Their Top 10 Pre-History Collaborations

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5. 40 Glocc featuring E-40, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, Xzibit, and Sevin, "Welcome to California (Remix)" (2011)

This Golden State posse cut wouldn't be the same with only the SoCal stars -- it needed just the right touch of the Yay.

4. E-40 featuring Too $hort, "Bitch" (2010)

This single from 40's Revenue Retrievin' was so loved by 50 Cent that he recorded a remix and helped spread $hort's favorite word even further around the country. The original has a bit more charm and local flavor.

3. Too $hort featuring Soopafly, Daz, and E-40, "You Might Get G'eed" (2007)

Here's one of the best statewide tunes, featuring a beautiful mix of Northern California macking and Southern California pimping. $hort steps up his flow here, and 40's got an impressive showing of his lower vocal register on this one.

2. E-40 featuring Too $hort & J-Banks, "Just Be You" (2012)

E-40 used to say that he'd "make like a pregnant lady and release an album every nine months," but he's bypassed that humble claim with Octomom-style productivity in recent years. This song and video from The Block Brochure collection, which dropped earlier this year, is a sleeper that deserves more attention, a real laid-back display of their natural confidence.

1. E-40 featuring Too $hort and K-Ci, "Rapper's Ball" (1996)

The platinum standard for old-school fans, this is the original collaboration where the two share secrets from The Hall of Game for the benefit of your financial health ("Don't buy an $85,000 car before you buy a house").

-- @teemoney415

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