Video: E-40 – “These Days” ft. SOB X RBE

The Rap Legend Teams with a Fellow Vallejo Artist for a Soulful Bay Area Banger


Critical Praise:

“E-40 is a national treasure” – Stereogum

“Whoever you are, and whatever your low-grade malaise, E-40 is here to banish it. The Bay Area rap forefather is a human exclamation point, a superhero whose power is remaining helplessly in love with his work. E-40 works harder and more joyfully at making great rap music than you or I have ever worked on anything”Pitchfork

“The Bay Area’s ambassador E-40 is one of those rare veterans in hip-hop that gets better with time.”Complex

The Video:

An icon of hip-hop and a symbol of self-made success, E-40 is the godfather of Bay Area rap, mentoring and influencing young artists on the scene. Recruiting rising star and fellow Vallejo artist Yhung T.O., E-40 shares the video for These Days,” a soulful slapper. Rhyming over a horn-drenched ’80s-R&B-indebted shuffle, E-40 lays down some of his most colorful bars, slipping into Spanish in a particularly memorable section: When I’m higher than Pluto, I eat menudo/Pastel de elote, might think I’m an esé/I sleep with my cuete, I’ll leave your ass wete/ Vallejo, Cali-harm-ya, 7-O-siete.” In the video, 40 and T.O. enjoy an Oakland sunset before slipping to the club to spend time with some fine female friends. Premiered by XXL, “These Days” is the fourth high-quality video from The Gift of Gabfollowing “Wicked,” the Vince Staples– and G Perico-featuring Ain’t Talkin Bout Nothing,” and the dancehall-inspired “One Night,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Konshens.

His 28th solo studio album, and the first of three 2018 albums in the The Definition Series, The Gift of Gab finds 40 flexing his lexicon over high-definition Bay Area beats, wielding his unmatchable signature flow to expand his sonic palette and mutate the mainstream to fit his singular vision. The Gift of Gab is 40’s second album of 2018, following Connected & Respected, a joint album with B-Legit, 40’s cousin and co-founder of The Click. Featuring additional appearances from Kent Jones, Problem, FMB DZ, Sada Baby, and moreThe Gift of Gab is available via Sick Wid It Records.

Last week, E-40 embarked on The Gift of Gab Tour. Spanning 21 dates across the west coast, The Gift of Gab Tour features special guests Nef The Pharaoh and OMB Peezy and will offer fans the opportunity to meet 40 at a special Meet & Eat with 40 and Trap Kitchen. Most recently, 40 stole the scene at his hometown Rolling Loud Bay Area festival, bringing out Nef The Pharaoh, P-Lo and Slimmy B of SOB X RBE, and energizing the crowd with performances of recent hits like “Choices” and classics like “Tell Me When to Go.”

Watch “These Days” ft. Yhung T.O.:

Check out the XXL premiere:

Buy/Stream The Gift of Gab

Catch E-40 on The Gift of Gab Tour with OMB Peezy & Nef The Pharaoh:

The Gift of Gab tracklisting:

  1. “Ballhog“ ft Stresmatic
  2. “The Pots & Pan Man“
  3. “Winning“
  4. “Who You Talking To “ ft. Kent Jones
  5. “Wicked “ ft Rich Rocka
  6. “Ain’t Talkin Bout Nothing“ ft G Perico & Vince Staples
  7. “One Night“ ft. Ty Dolla Sign & Konshens
  8. “Relax“ ft Problem
  9. “The Pack Attack“ ft Sada Baby & FMB DZ
  10. “Dennys“
  11. “These Days“ ft Yhung T.O.
  12. “When Life Shows Up“ ft Mike Marshall and Dr. Cornel West

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The Background:

One of the most celebrated rappers of all time, E-40 has attained legendary status in hip-hop. Since making his debut with The Click almost 30 years ago and becoming one of the first West Coast rap artists to sign to a major label, his name has become synonymous with the independent music movement. E-40 has released 24 solo albums, become a platinum recording artist and collaborated with artists including Tupac, UGK, and Snoop Dogg. At age 48, E-40 is an anomaly in hip-hop, maintaining his relevance over a career that spans three decades. In the past few years alone, he’s been featured on several Billboard charts (“Choices,” Big Sean’s “IDFWU”, Ty Dolla $ign’s “Saved”), he’s earned an RIAA-certified Platinum plaque (“Choices”) and starred and had his 2006 smash hit “Tell Me When to Go” featured in a Beats By Dre commercial. Says E-40, “What’s happening at this point in my career defies logic. Name another 48-year-old rapper with one Gold record, let alone three in the same year. My fans stretch much further than the Bay Area, further than just the West Coast. I brought so much shit to hip-hop. I’ve been relevant in each generation and each decade and I’ve done it as an independent artist.”

E-40’s success extends beyond the music industry, most notably through his entrepreneurship in the adult beverages industry. His wine business, Earl Stevens Selections, distributes high-quality wine to stores across the country, including BevMoSafeway, and local liquor stores. He has made inroads into the pre-mixed cocktail business with Sluricane, a signature bottled-mix named after his 1995 hit “Hurricane,” with The Click, which was the top-selling beverage at BevMo when it was first released. Most recently, E-40 announced E. Cuarenta, his new signature line of premium tequilas. Look out for The Gift of Gab, his 28th studio album, hitting stores on August 24th.

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“These Days” ft. Yhung T.O.:

Buy tickets for The Gift of Gab Tour:

“One Night” ft. Konshens & Ty Dolla $ign:

“Ain’t Talking Bout Nothin'” ft. Vince Staples & G Perico:

The Gift of Gab

“Wicked” ft. Rich Rocka:

E-40 & B-Legit’s Connected & Respected

E-40 & B-Legit – “Boy” ft. P-Lo: //

“Straight Out The Dirt” ft. Yo Gotti & NBA YoungBoy:

“Fo Sho” w/ B-Legit ft. JT The 4th: // //

The D-Boy Diary: Books 1 & 2

“Petty” ft. Kamaiyah:

“All The Way Up” Westside Remix ft. E-40, The Game & Snoop Dogg:


30-Second Beats By Dre Advertisement featuring E-40 & Draymond Green:

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“Choices” (Warriors Remix):

“Tell Me When To Go”: