E-40, the legendary rapper and entrepreneur, has set the hip-hop community ablaze with the announcement of his upcoming album, Rule of Thumb. The album series features collaborations with a plethora of talented artists including NBA Youngboy, Gucci Mane, Too $hort, Larry June, Mistah F.A.B. and several others. During his appearance on Sway In The Morning, E-40 gave us a sneak peek into what to expect from the new album, and also shared some exciting news about his upcoming cookbook release with Snoop Dogg.
E-40’s Rule of Thumb – Rule 1, the first installment of the album series. With a lineup of such talented collaborators, fans are eager to get their hands on the new music. E-40 revealed during the interview that the album features a mix of party and introspective tracks, each one showcasing his signature flow and scintillating lyricism.
Aside from his new album, E-40 is branching out into the culinary world. He has teamed up with Snoop Dogg to release “Goon With The Spoon,” a cookbook that features his favorite recipes. In the interview, E-40 jokingly compared cooking to making music, saying that both require chemistry and the right ingredients to produce a great end product. Fans can expect to see some of E-40’s favorite comfort food recipes in the cookbook, which is slated for release later this year.
2023 marks the 30-year anniversary of E-40’s debut studio album, Federal, that catapulted him into the spotlight. He reminisced about his early days in the music industry and how far he’s come since then. He also shared that he had his childhood street in Vallejo, California renamed in his honor known as “E-40 Way.” E-40 expressed his gratitude to his fans and the city of Vallejo for their unwavering support throughout his career.
In addition to the street renaming, E-40 received a proclamation from Vallejo mayor Robert McConnell to designate October 21, 2023, as “E-40 Day” in recognition of his contributions to the city’s culture and music scene. To top it all off, E-40 received the key to the city of Vallejo as the 2nd recipient in the city’s 173-year history. It’s clear that E-40’s legacy extends well beyond the music industry.
E-40’s Rule of Thumb album series and his upcoming cookbook release with Snoop Dogg have generated a buzz among hip-hop fans and foodies alike. E-40 remains a force to be reckoned with in the industry, and it’s evident that his talent and influence have earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow artists, fans, and hometown of Vallejo. With the release of Rule of Thumb – Rule 1 on the horizon, it’s safe to say that E-40’s legacy is more vibrant than ever.