E-40
 United States
Earl Stevens better known by his stage name 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.
E-40's biography
Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
Earl Stevens, 15 November 1967, Vallejo, California, USA. Considered a natural successor to Too $hort’s reductionist thematic with his glorification of the ‘player’ hip-hop lifestyle, E-40 started his own independent label, Sick Wid It Records, in the Bay area of San Francisco in 1990. Working with his brothers and sisters as part of the Click, an underground sensation on the streets of Vallejo. E-40 released records with the Click, including 1993’s Down And Dirty and 1995’s Game Related, and as a solo artist. He enjoyed immediate success with records such as ‘Captain Save-a-Ho’, ‘Sprinkle Me’ and ‘Ballin’ Out Of Control’, which all featured his trademark stop-start delivery and the inclusion of heavy regional slang such as ‘scrilla’ (money) and ‘broccoli’ (marijuana).

By 1995, and In A Major Way (which included ‘Sprinkle Me’), Stevens had signed a major distribution con...  more
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