E-40 isn’t to far removed from releasing his joint album with B-Legit, neither rapper sounded a day over thirty five. Last week (May 19) E-40 announced a new album, Gift of Gab, was ready-to-go. Now it appears Forty Water has a date circled for its release, the 29th of June, a few days before the National Holiday.
E-40 made the announcement Twitter where he also offered his covert art design, a simple definition of the expression “Gift of Gab:” the ability to speak with eloquence and fluency. E-40 claim to the culture has been use of dialect, more so than anything he’s done on the production level. That isn’t to say his influence doesn’t lie elsewhere, but Forty’s wordplay is the stuff of legend and pervasive to enough find its place in the vocabulary of an entire Coastal region. E-40 is close to asking for reparations on the matter.
There’s no word as of yet, on what songs will feature, nor has a tracklist surfaced, but its rumored his video single “Straight Out the Dirt” will feature on Gift of Gab. If you haven’t listened to Connected and Respected with B-Legit, do yourself the favor while you await Gift of Gab.