E-40 has announced that he is working on a double album titled Rule of Thumb. Reacting to a list of rappers with the most charting albums in Billboard 200 history, the legendary Bay Area artist told his fans to "stay tune" for the new project. He added that it will be releasing on Friday, July 7th, 2023.
"Numbers don't lie I'm just getting started 7/7/2023 E-40 'Rule of Thumb' 1 & 2 stay tune!" E-40 wrote in the caption of the post. E-40's fans were excited about the news in the comments section. "Rapping since 86 nd ain't never fell off!" one wrote. "Run nd tell that! Don't quote me that's what google said." Another added, "Let's go bro always doing legendary moves."
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As for the charting album list, E-40 ranked at number one with 33 total albums on the Billboard 200. The top five were rounded out by NBA YoungBoy, Snoop Dogg, Tech N9ne, and Gucci Maine. Others further down the list included JAY-Z, Nas, 2Pac, Lil Wayne, Future, Drake, and more.
It's far from the first time E-40 has commented on his placement for an outlet's rankings. Back in January, he responded to Billboard and Vibe's "50 Greatest Rappers" list. "Appreciate the recognition from @billboard & @VibeMagazine for their 50 Greatest Rappers of All-Time list," he tweeted. "Still feel underrated nationally but nobody can deny my longevity, independent hustle, my unorthodox style and creative slang in this rap game!!"
E-40's "Rule Of Thumb" Release Date
E-40 also recently thanked Rolling Stone for including his 1993 song "Captain Save a Hoe," on their list of "100 Greatest West Coast Hip Hop Songs." "Hey Rolling Stone, appreciate you guys for including 'Captain Save a Hoe' at No. 18 of your 100 Greatest West Coast Hip-Hop Songs of All Time," E-40 wrote on social media, earlier this month. "But there's no excuse for 'Tell Me When To Go' being completely left off the list #Timeless."
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