E-40 “Big Ballin’ With My Homies” (1999)

Produced by: Ant Banks

E-40: “Man, I was out there in front of my grandmama's house in Millersville, Vallejo one day and one of the twins, I believe it was Michael or Marcus Gibson, they came through in a box Chevy slappin’ Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘My Posse's on Broadway!’ I'm talking about that shit was knock. I'm like, ‘What's this family? That shit hard, right?’ He said, ‘Uh, the nigga Sir Mix-a-Lot, my nig.’ I was like, ‘Man that shit gone. Woo, that shit go!"

“I loved that song. Then I fucked around and seen the video about a month later. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this shit hard!’ So I always wanted to use that beat and I just wanted to call it ‘Big Ballin’ With My Homies!’ So that's how that whole thing came about.

“I revamped it years later, hella years later. I called Mix-a-Lot, I had to take care of business with him. He didn't have no problem with it. He wasn't able to [come down South for the video shoot] because he don't fly. He rides the bus. He don't fly at all. He would've had to come all the way from Seattle, and he would've had to get here on a bullet train if we had one. But we took care of business and that's my guy.”

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