Earl T. Stevens, known as E-40, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is a founding member of the rap group the Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. His album My Ghetto Report debuted at #1 on the Top R&BHip-Hop Albums chart.
About E-40 in brief
Earl T. Stevens, known as E-40, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is a founding member of the rap group the Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He has released twenty-eight studio albums to date, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums. He rose to even higher mainstream popularity in 2006 with his single \”Tell Me When to Go\” which was produced by Lil Jon. His album My Ghetto Report debuted at #1 on the Top R&BHip-Hop Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 200 on March 14, 2006. He was also featured on DJ Shadow’s new album, The Outsider, released through Sick Wid’ It Records, and DJ Cardner’s Cardner Bros. Records, produced by Rick Rock, Lil Jon, Rick Rock and Rick Rock. His son Droop-E is also a rapper and appeared on the film My Block: The Bay, released in April 2006, featuring T-Pain and Kandi Kandi Girl. He also appeared on MTV’s Direct Effect: The Bay & Parkity for the BET special My Block : Publicity & Publicity 40 on April 6, 2006, and on BET’s My Block on April 7, 2007.
He currently lives in Vallejo, California, with his wife and two children. He and his wife have a son, Droop E, who was born in 1991 and has a daughter, Lizzie, who is a model and actress. E- 40 has released six solo albums, including In a Major Way in 1995 and Federal in 1993. In 1998, he began collaborating with more mainstream rappers outside the Bay Area. In 2003, he hosted E-Feezy Radio, a weekly program on San Francisco hip-hop radio station KMEL that showcased Bay Area hip hop. In 2008, he signed with Lil Jon’s BME Recordings and Warner Bros. Records. In 2009, he released the double disc compilation Southwest Riders featuring exclusively rap acts from the Bay area and the south. He had been working nearly exclusively with rappers from theBay Area until 1997, when he released Southwest Riders featuring only Bay Area rappers. In 2010, he teamed up with D-Shot, his brother, to form the group MVP or Most Valuable Players.