E-40 Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best E-40 Quotes. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the E-40 Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I'm the first rapper ever popping his collar.

I’m the first rapper ever popping his collar.
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Longevity has a lot to do with me continuously nonstop putting music on the shelf, and making myself be the face of the Bay, and continuing to carry the Bay on my back for many moons, you know.
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Sometimes all your fanbase wants you to do is stay within your envelope and do you because that’s what they love you for.
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You know, I don’t turn down autographs. I try to sign as many autographs as I can.
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My mom and dad divorced when I was 8 years old, but my Dad never left my life. We would go over there on weekends and he’d be playing his guitar, listening to Bobby Blue Bland and B. B. King and KBLX radio while he was out in the garage painting custom cars.
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I’m a corporate thug. That’s the best way to be.
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I’m not a full-fledged producer, but I can be one if I want to really spend my time on straight being a producer.
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I first started rapping when I heard the Sugarhill Gang in 1979, when I was 11 years old in seventh grade.
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When I was little, seven or eight years old, in third and fourth grade, I would always try to use long words and stuff.
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Me and Master P go way back.
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It’s nice to have video play, radio play but as long as I can work my virals on the Internet, or yet get it out to where people hear it and can see it anytime, I’m cool.
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I don’t listen to rap all the time. Even though I rap, rap can be nerve-wracking.
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When I do listen to music a lot of times I listen to old school music, I’m talking about Earth, Wind & Fire, I’m talking about the Isley Brothers, the O’Jays. It just eases my mind.
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I don’t get inspired by too many people because I like uniqueness. I’m a unique dude.
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Rap evolves and to still be current you have to evolve with it! Get in front or get left behind.
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In the ’80s, I wore these glasses because I was trying to look like a square to outsmart the po-po, you feel me? It was what we call ‘throw off methods.’ So I wear little glasses.
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There’s always a message in my music, you just gotta be able to just sit there and be open-minded.
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The ‘Day Shiftsongs are things that would unfold during the daytime. ‘Night Shift’ is what would unfold during the nighttime. So, that’s how I put that whole thing together. I did both all on one album budget.
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As you get older, you start trying to eat a little bit better, and just do a little better.
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I got southern roots from Texas all the way to Louisiana, went to Grambling State back in the day, my whole career I’ve done songs with down South artists.
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People, a lot of times, don’t like what’s different. When it’s something different out there, the majority of people will be like ‘aww, that’s wack!’ but if it’s regular, plain or a straight through flow, it’s easier for them to adapt to, because everyone likes the normal.
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I don’t just talk about jewelry and cars and houses and belittling those that don’t have that. I’m a democrat. I speak for the democrats. I speak for the soil.
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I’ve got a big heart and I believe in good karma.
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When I was in the marching band, I used to take my snare drum and turn it over and use my drumstick and scratch on the other side. That was just being creative.
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I might like the Sacramento Kings. One of my favorite players is Dirk Nowitzki.
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What motivates me is true talent, it’s golden when talent acknowledge talent.
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Some people be game-goofy and words don’t sound right coming out of their mouthpiece. But whenever E-40 says something it’s just solidified.
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Ebonics is me. I’m the king of slang, hands down.
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Long as the Earth is here, hip-hop‘ll be here.
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Communication, that keeps everything cool. Not holding anything back, you got to tell each other what’s on your mind, that’s really it. Otherwise when one gets mad at one, it can burst and you just let it out and it can just come out wrong.
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I’m always giving life lessons in my music.
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I think the Internet is right on time. I think it’s very important. It’s reaching out to millions of people. Even the most slimiest and grimiest hood cats out got iPhones and Smartphones so they’re able to view everything on the Internet, so they’re well in tuned to what’s going on.
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A lot of people – they might think I fell off, but they don’t know I’m eating. I’m on the West coast, eating. It’s just they don’t hear about me because they don’t see me on the TV. But I’m still around.
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I love mayonnaise, but mustard is a must when you’re doing the Impossible Burger.
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You feel me’ – that’s straight from me. You can put a stamp on that.
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I got a solid fan base and they love me and I love them. They know I’ma give them what they want to hear.
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I love gospel music, I love gangsta music.
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I looked up to Too Short before I was making my own music.
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I had a song back in 1992 talking about ‘It’s all good.’ Then my partner Theo who used to work for 92.3 The Beat in L.A. started saying ‘You know it’s all good’ on the radio and everybody took it back to their soils like that was the new Cali word. But that’s a regular word form the Bay Area.
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I used to burn rubber at every light, mean mugging everything there was, cause that was my attitude.
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In the early ’90s, Too Short was like one of the first dudes who kinda discovered Lil Jon. So I always used to see him at concerts and we’d pow wow – a good dude, you know?
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However God had it planned, I’m rockin’ with how he do it. He took the steering wheel and I’m letting him drive.
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I always stay humble. I don’t act funny towards nobody.
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I’m what they call an intelligent hoodlum.
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It’s always a dream come true to do music with your pops. And your son.
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I feel like I’m a voice of hope.
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I love funk! That’s the music I grew up on.
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Any relationship, I’m talking about even with your kids, when you got something they can relate to – both of y’all – it helps.
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The rap game without me would be like woofers without bass.
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I really started from grassroots, without a handout or anything.
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Before me, there was no offbeat flow.
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When I was 20, I was the hustlerrubbing my temples, stressed, trying to get out the streets, trying to take my life to another side of the game with something I really loved to do: rap music.
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I didn’t invent the word ‘hyphy’ and I’m not trying to say I’m the king of hyphy.
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I love working with different artist with different styles and different producers with different sounds, creativity is everything.
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I feel like this – everybody, every rapper to me, I feel like every rapper got a little bit of E-40 in them, whether they know it or not.
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I’m the most humblest guy you can ever talk to or meet.
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I’ve been in the game a long time. I’ve done all sorts of different types of music. From mob music to the G-Funk era.
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Slang is really coded talk. I can say a few things, in front of somebody, that only people who know what I’m saying are going to pick up on.
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Rick Barry always amazed me – he was one of the best free-throw shooters of all time, and he used to throw it underhand.
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I don’t wanna be like everybody else, I don’t wanna rap like everybody else.
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Music is very therapeutic and healing, and I hit it from all angles.
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I’m a survivor, man. I done had my ups and downs, but I’ve got get-back skills for real for real. I refuse to fall.
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I would like to work with Dr. Dre.
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