Age: 44
Label: Heavy On The Grind Entertainment/EMI
From: Vallejo, CA
Active Since: 1990
Twitter: @E40

40 Water is an original. There was never anyone like him before and there won’t be anyone after. But despite being 20 years in the game, he’s still as hardworking as ever. He dropped a whopping three albums this year, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, and 3 and scored a hit with “Function.” Obviously, the Ambassador of the Yay Area has still got plenty of lingo to put us on to.

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