An Vallejo Base Rapper, reps tha 707 and the 510 area codes...Best known for 1994's Captain Save a Hoe and Slurriccane hits. Also is a member of The Click, and is the best known Bay Area rapper. E-40 is one of the greatest game spitters of all time.
"I've Been in this rap game since dinosaur urine"
i must say, E-40 aka Charlie Hustle or fonzarelli
must be one of the least known rappers, yet he has contributed alot to the "hip hop" culture. he has introduced ALOT of slang words that many rappers use nowadays.
he was the first rapper i ever saw, "pop the collars". when someone lifts the collar on their shirt two times
has introduced words such as "scrilla", "cheddar", "cheese", "broccli", "lettuce" "san yay" "yay area" and a host of other terms that are used by many rappers. hes also been doing the "fo sheezy" rhyming stuff for years, which snoop dog picked up on and started using "fo shizzle" which is trendy nowadays.
he makes up a new word every album. part of the reason he isnt well know because he still is for the most part a california rapper, and his albums mostly circulate in northern california.
"i hope i dont go back to slanging yayo to get my mayo"
bay area rapper
u heard that new E-40 cd its off da hook
Bay Area Rapper
40 Water. E fonzerrelli....
Allow me to be the myth buster here. Pop yo collar
was being said in Vayayo way before 40 said it on an album. Probably the first to say it on an album was either the Young D Boys or someone from Young Black Brotha (Mac Dre, Mac Mall, etc.). Scrilla
has been used all over the bay for hella long, and I seriously doubt he was the first to use it on an album. My guess is that JT the Bigga Figga was the first to do so, but I can't vouch for that. I'm almost certain Cellski was the first to use cheddar
, though I can't say much about the origins of Broccoli
. The origins of the Yay Area
are kind of iffy as well, though unlike some friends of mine, who think Norteno rappers were the first to put it down on a track, I think I heard it come from E-40 first.
On the other hand, he was almost definitely one of the very first to start using the "-eezy" verbiage, which derived from "-izzo" as in "a hizzo, a hizzo should I save her?". He also has spawned other similar dialect modifications such as what's crackulatin
the v-town base rapper that spits fire since dino urine
macaronic, inpecable, u feel me
A Bay Area Rapper from Vallejo, California. He's a real good rapper and is one reason why the Yay Area contributes so much to hip-hop slang.
E-40 is the reason the bay is on top