E-40 To Release Three Albums In 2012
40 Water is upping the ante and dropping three albums at the top of next year.
E-40's been averaging two albums a year with his Revenue Retrievin' series, and it looks like he's not planning on stopping. XXL broke the news today that the Bay Area veteran is planning on releasing three full length LPs next year titled The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil. 40 Water broke down the release schedule for the trio of LPs, saying that all three will drop the same day on February 28, with a special edition three pack following later.
“I putting out The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2 and The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3,” he explained. “They’re all coming out the same day [February 28]. You gonna see them in stores all sitting side by side. And they’re on iTunes...we’re also gonna have a special edition where you can get all three in one bundle. A three-pack for a nice price. But if you only have enough gudda for one, get one. Then come back in a couple of weeks when you get your check and get another one. I’m milking the system. I have my own label, ain’t no liaison, no middle man. I have my own distribution. I’m not signed as no artist. I got a P&D deal which is a lovely situation.”
The Ambassador of the Bay also explained why he's been releasing so many albums at the same time over the past two years. He explained that while many artists choose to pour their time and effort into mixtapes, he'd prefer go for broke and drop multiple official projects.
"Rappin’ is my passion,” he added. “Then there’s gonna always be people who wanna hear me. It’s like chitterlings, a lot of people don’t like chittterlings, but a lot of people love em. I’m an acquired taste. Some folks putting out three, four or five mixtapes a year. This is no dis to mixtapes. I like mixtapes. But you have some people putting out mixtapes when it really is their album, but [calling it a mixtape] is just a security blanket in case the project don’t perform well. Like ‘Oh, that’s just my mixtape.’ With me, I’m putting out albums. Ain't no need of beating around the focal point. With me, when you spit the shit people wanna hear, it’s gonna spread like the flu and become contagious like a yawn.”
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil series is set to feature Brotha Lynch Hung, YG, T-Pain, Raheem DeVaughn, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle and the Hieroglyphics
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