E40

E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California. He is a founding member of the rap group The Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He has released twenty studio albums to date, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums. Initially an underground artist, his 1995 solo album In a Major Way opened him up to a wider audience. Beginning in 1998, he began collaborating with more mainstream rappers outside of the Bay Area. He rose to even higher mainstream popularity in 2006 with his single "Tell Me When to Go" which was produced by Lil Jon.
 

 
In addition to his career as a musician, E-40 is an entrepreneur and investor who has ventured into other business and investment opportunities. He invested in Microsoft, but he said that he should have invested in Apple.Along with former NFL player Chester McGlockton, E-40 opened a Fatburger franchise in Pleasant Hill, California, which has now been shut down. E-40 recently authored the book, E-40's Book of Slang to be published by Warner Books. He is also a spokesperson for Landy Cognac, and he opened the now-defunct Ambassador's Lounge, a nightclub in Downtown San Jose. On Nov 16th, 2007 it was announced that Stevens signed a franchise agreement with Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. and will open one in Southampton shopping center located in Benicia, California. "I was introduced to Wingstop in Dallas and as soon as I tasted the wings I was hooked. I love the food," said Stevens. "I chose to open in the Bay Area because this is the soil where I was born and raised, and I still live here to this day. People here are going to love these things." In late 2007, E-40 announced a new line of energy drinks called "40 Water."E-40 aka Earl Stevens as he goes by in the wine industry has released three wines including a red blend called "Function," a moscato and high-alcohol fortified wine called "Mangoscato."
Discography

Federal (1993)
In a Major Way (1995)
Tha Hall of Game (1996)
The Element of Surprise (1998)
Charlie Hustle: The Blueprint of a Self-Made Millionaire (1999)
Loyalty & Betrayal (2000)
Grit & Grind (2002)
Breakin' News (2003)
My Ghetto Report Card (2006)
The Ball Street Journal (2008)
Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift (2010)
Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift (2010)
Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift (2011)
Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift (2011)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1 (2012)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2 (2012)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 (2012)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 4 (2013)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 5 (2013)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 6 (2013)
Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 1 (2014)[23]
Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2 (2014)[23]
Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 3 (2015)[23]
Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 4 (2015)[23]

    Collaboration albums

    History: Function Music (with Too Short) (2012)
    History: Mob Music (with Too Short) (2012)

      Extended plays

      Mr. Flamboyant (1991)
      The Mail Man (1993)
      Film

      The Breaks (1999)
      3 Strikes (2000)
      Obstacles (2000)
      Malibooty (2003)
      Hair Show (2004)
      Survival of the Illest (2004)
      Dead Heist (2007)
      Television

      Incredible Crew
      The Jamie Foxx Show - Season 5 Episode 12

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