E-40, real name Earl Stevens, is a Bay Area rapper best known for his hit single "Tell Me When to Go." The song serves as a soundtrack to the rise of rap on the radio following its release, which quickly became the most listened to track on the world's biggest streaming service. The song's popularity came from its catchy hooks and lyrical lyrics, which often referred to people's perceptions of the world, often coming almost all at once without any rhyme or reason at all. In 2008, the song became the highest-selling album on Spotify.
- Birth name: Earl T. Stevens
- Born: ( 1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 52) Vallejo, California, U.S.
- Genres: Hip hop, hyphy
- Occupation(s): Rapper, songwriter, actor
- Years active: 1986–present
- Labels: Heavy On The Grind, Sick Wid It, Caroline (current), Jive, BME, Warner Bros. (former)
- Associated acts: 2Pac, The Click, B-Legit, Too $hort, Lil Jon, Mac Mall, Richie Rich, G-Eazy, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Spice 1, Yo Gotti, ScHoolboy Q, Celly Cel
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