Biggie may not have fucked with E-40's wicked wild rhyme style, but we always have. The veteran Bay Area rapper continues to sprinkle fans with new music and has stayed fairly relevant in the later part of his career; last year his song "Function" became a minor hit but a major phrase (If you can't work "We out here tryna function" into your daily conversation, just stop listening to rap bro). Now, as 40 preps his latest trio of albums, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 4, 5, and 6, he's back with a new track featuring ScHoolboy Q and Danny Brown, "All My Niggas."
The song works on every level, but Danny Brown really goes off on the thumping beat, "I break it in pieces and tell your auntie to run up/Shooters keep guns up/Snitches get tongues cut/Talk to the people to get your daughters and sons touched." Brown ought to be excited to be on the track, he has always cited 40 as a huge influence on his style.
40's style, meanwhile, might be past the point of evolving. It's more like a water fountain that just keeps pouring out more of the same, but hey it's still pretty to look at—even if you look past it more often than you should. He has however adopted the gimmick of releasing multiple albums at once. In 2010, he dropped both Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift and Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift. In 2011, he dropped Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift and Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift. Last year, he dropped a whopping five albums:The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, and 3 and teamed up with Too $hort for History: Function Music and History: Mob Music.
Sorry 40, we love you but we just can't love you that much. We have other things to do besides listen to three of your albums in a day. This grilled cheese sandwhich is not going to make itself and Breaking Bad is coming back next month. But hey, if we have to sit through three albums worth of material just to get to a song as good as "All My Niggas," it's totally worth it.