Known for his immense vocabulary and even bigger bankroll, E-40 is one of the rap game’s most-highly venerated veterans. The Vallejo native, hip-hop legend, and world’s most famous Warriors fan officially announces Practice Makes Paper, his 29th studio album. A proud giver of game for over three decades, Practice Makes Paper is a testament to 40 Water’s need to succeed and dedication to his craft, which drives his prolific and high-quality output. Comprised of 26 tracks and countless guest appearances, ranging from longtime collaborators and Bay Area OGs to some of the hottest names in rap, the upcoming album demonstrates the Counselor’s impressive influence and unmatched longevity in the rap game. Featuring appearances from Quavo, ScHoolboy Q, Roddy Ricch, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, Fabolous, Method Man, Redman, A$AP Ferg, Scarface, Tee Grizzley, G-Eazy, Anthony Hamilton, K-Ci, B-Legit, Boosie Badazz, Sada Baby, Payroll Giovanni, P-Lo, Iamsu!, and many, many more, Practice Makes Paper hits stores on July 26th via Sick Wid It Records.
To accompany the official announcement of Practice Makes Paper, E-40 shares “Chase The Money,” a star-studded posse cut and cinematic new music video from the project. Produced by rising sound architect ChaseTheMoney (who else?), “Chase The Money” is a haunting, bass-heavy banger and a surefire summer smash. Enhanced by a two-part hook from Quavo and Roddy Ricch, “Chase The Money” is a perfect blend of old and new school, combining the melodic, triplet-heavy approaches of Ricch and Quavo with the eccentric tough-talk of ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Ferg, who all provide strong verses. The star of the show, however, is 40, who strings together some tongue-twisting bars in the song’s first verse: “Look at me b*tch, look at the way I carry myself/Look at the way I’m winnin’, look at this liquid around my neck, Look how they shimmerin’/Look at this strain I’m smokin’, look at this bottle I’m holdn’, look at my life/Look how I’m playin’ to feel like I’m rollin’ the dice up under casino lights.” Directed by Ben Griffin, the video is a mini-movie, complete with cinematic shots of cruising sports cars, slickly-lit poker matches, intricately choreographed bank heists, and more guap than you could count in two lifetimes.
Practice Makes Paper is the follow-up to 2018’s The Gift of Gab, which featured appearances from Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. Prior to “Chase The Money,” 40 Water shared the ultra-drippy video for party anthem “Melt,” which features cameos from Bay Area figures like P-Lo, Nef The Pharaoh, and ShooterGang Kony.
In addition to his legend status in the rap game, E-40 is a mogul in the world of adult beverages. His premium tequila, E Cuarenta, can be found at retailers across the West Coast, including Safeway, BevMo!, Total Wine & More, Save Mart, Albertson’s, FoodMaxx, Raley’s, Lucky Supermarkets, Costco, and more.
Practice Makes Paper Tracklist:
01. Wake They Shit Up feat. B-Legit & Stresmatic (Produced By: Traxamillion)
02. Goat feat. Milla (Produced By: Clayton William)
03. Chase The Money feat. Quavo, Roddy Ricch, Schoolboy Q & A$AP Ferg (Produced By: ChaseTheMoney)
04. 1 Question feat. Jeremih, Rick Ross, & Chris Brown (Produced By: Hitmaka)
05. Rain On My Parade feat. Ty Dolla $ign & G Eazy (Produced By: Paupa & Cypress Moreno)
06. Big Deal feat. Wiz Khalifa & P-Lo (Produced By: P-Lo)
07. Watch The Homies feat. Scarface (Produced By: Prop The Producer)
08. I Don’t Like Em feat. Cousin Fik & Laroo (Produced By: Traxx Fdr)
09. I’m It (Produced By: Bankroll Got It)
10. No Choice feat. James Too Cold (Produced By: Fre$H On The Beat)
11. I Come From The Game feat. Payroll Giovanni, Peezy & Sada Baby (Produced By: Helluva)
12. Don’T @ Me feat. Omb Peezy (Produced By: Traxamillion)
13. Blossom feat. Boosie Badazz & Rexx Life Raj (Produced By: Reece Beats)
14. Made This Way feat. Tee Grizzley & Rod Wave (Produced By: Traxx Fdr)
15. Ooh feat. Problem (Produced By: Raytona)
16. Another One feat. Fabolous & Red Cafe (Produced By: Traxx Fdr)
17. In The Struggle (Produced By: Zeke Beats / Additional Production By: Droop-E & Migui Maloles)
18. I’mma Find Out (Produced By: Decadez)
19. Stayed Down feat. Omb Peezy, Trenchrunner Poodie & Damani (Produced By: Traxamillion)
20. All Day Long feat. $Tupid Young (Produced By: Paupa)
21. Surroundings feat. Stresmatic (Produced By: Dnyce)
22. Bet You Didn’t Know (Produced By: Issue)
23. Facts Not Fiction feat. Stresmatic (Produced By: Helluva)
24. Thou Wow feat. Iamsu (Produced By: Iamsu)
25. Keep On Gassin’ feat. Redman, Method Man & Bosko (Produced By: Supa Dave West / Additional Production By: Bosko)
26. My Everything feat. Anthony Hamilton & K-Ci (Produced By: Disko Boogie)