This week's guest has been a long time coming. Our big homie Earl Stevens aka E-40 found some time to check in with us and talk about what he's been up to during the "plandemic" as he likes to call it, as well some the finest moments of his storied career. Listen as he shares some gems about what he's learned in music, marriage and money making.
1:30 - E-40 talks about his new song "Black Is Beautiful" with Big KRIT. He talks about their relationship and respect for each other and how the song and video was made, despite the current COVID-19 precautions and restrictions. 40 also speaks on applying wisdom to his music and his track record of dropping "conscious" music on his albums throughout his career.
8:00 – 40 has been with his wife for 30+ years, and married for 29, but his parents divorced when he was a child. He talks about how watching his grandparents stick together and raise a family and how that rubbed off on him. He also talks about raising his sons and getting grown with them as well as how the COVID-19 quarantines have made some families closer.
13:15 - 40 talks about the advantages of having a home studio and his youngest son as his engineer during the "plandemic" as he likes to call it. He also gets into why he takes his time to write songs and how his creative process works.
15:40 - Water has been around for "many moons" and he speaks on seeing Bay Area street legends like Lil D come home after doing long stints in prison and adjusting to society.
18:45 - 40 talks about all of the product development he's into right now ranging from food to tech. Here he shares some game about how he got into these fields. He also talks about his multiple adult beverage brands and the reason why he went the ownership instead of ambassador/partnership route.
32:55 - Branden proclaims 2006 as E-40's biggest year and we get him to talk about all of the hit songs he made and appeared on that year and how he's been able to stay aware and relevant though multiple eras of Hip Hop music. Also, he tell us that he and Lil Jon are about to be back in the lab.
36:30 - 40 talks about how far he goes back with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock. He also talks about some of the up and coming rappers he's feeling.
40:30 - In case you haven't noticed, 40 is still rapping circles around most rappers. We ask him if he's ever made someone have to rewrite their verse, he laughs it off. He also talks about how his 2015 collaboration with Big Sean "I Don't F*ck With You" came to be.
47:15 - There have been rumblings of a E-40 slang book coming out for decades. It still hasn't happened. Here he gives an update about if it will ever happen. We also remind him that it's been 19 years since a The Click album and he says it's time for another. Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio