Rule of Thumb: Rule 1 – E-40

Rule of Thumb: Rule 1 – E-40

Rule of Thumb: Rule 1 – E-40

????01. Lift It

????02. AYE!

????03. Does That Make Sense

????04. GPS (feat. Larry June & Clyde Carson)

????05. The Game

????06. Bay Warren Buffet

????07. High-End (feat. Philthy Rich, Gucci Mane, B.G.)

????08. Off Dat Mob

????09. Green Light (feat. B-Legit)

????10. Water (feat. LaRussell)

????11. Show You How to Do It (feat. O.T. Genasis, Zoe Osama, G5)

????12. Billionaire Dreams

????13. Pickin Up What I’m Puttin Down

????14. Lemme Go (feat. Too $hort & Mistah F.A.B.)

????15. I’m Just Spazzin

????16. It’s Complicated (feat. Stresmatic)

????17. Pressure (feat. Bosko)

????18. Succaz (feat. Trae tha Truth)

????19. Get My Life Right (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

????20. Stop Actin Like a Weirdo

????21. The Bay (feat. Turf Talk)

????22. Lovin Somebody (feat. Otis)

????23. Dose of Game (feat. Mike Marshall)

E-40 talks spicy on a few records on this project, but as always, his delivery, flow and pronunciation ruin it for me. There are way too many songs on here, and less would have been way more. Even when he’s talking spicy, his inability to keep a steady flow and his delivery consistently sound like he’s reading a book to a kindergarten class. E-40, and I say this in the most respectful way possible, reminds me of an old college professor who used to dabble in rap back in the day, and periodically chooses to make a few new songs with his retired friends so he can show his class what he feels the youngin’s are doing wrong. Bars come off as corny due to these issues as he rushes words to fit into bars which then comes off as inexperienced even though he has been in the game for a very long time. I respect E-40’s longevity in rap, but this project just ain’t it.

Project: 3/10 || Art: 7/10 – Sir Longwood

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