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iTunes Price: $16.99

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Released: Aug 11, 1998

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(14 Ratings)

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The Element of Surprise – E-40

Name Artist Time Price
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The Element of Surprise E-40 4:23 $0.99
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Trump Change E-40 4:30 $0.99
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All Tha Time E-40 & B-Legit 3:20 $0.99
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Dump, Bust, Blast E-40 4:10 $0.99
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Hope I Don't Go Back E-40 4:38 $0.99
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$999,999 + $1= a Mealticket E-40 4:33 $0.99
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Money Scheme E-40 & Jayo Felony 6:20 $0.99
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Zoom E-40 4:09 $0.99
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Mayhem E-40 & A-1 5:09 $0.99
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Personal D-Shot, E-40, Levitti, Suga.. 4:29 $0.99
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My Hoodlums & My Thugz E-40, Mack 10 & WC 4:44 $0.99
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Do It to Me E-40 & Busta Rhymes 3:41 $0.99
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Lieutenant Roast a Botch E-40 4:40 $0.99
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It's On, On Sight E-40 & C-Bo 4:13 $0.99
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From the Ground Up E-40, K-Ci & JoJo &.. 4:52 $0.99
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Flashin' E-40 4:55 $0.99
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Doin' Dirt Bad E-40 & B-Legit 4:22 $0.99
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Broccoli E-40 4:06 $0.99
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Jump My Bone E-40 3:57 $0.99
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Back Against the Wall E-40 & Master P 4:41 $0.99
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To Da Beat E-40 4:12 $0.99
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Dirty Deeds E-40 3:46 $0.99
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Ballin' Outta Control E-40 4:27 $1.29
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One More Gen E-40 6:09 $0.99


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Our Review

The late ‘90s marked the pinnacle of the hip-hop double album, but few of those albums had the stunning consistency shown by The Element of Surprise. These 24 songs opened a new era in E-40’s career. While a handful of tracks were contributed by longtime collaborators Ant Banks and Studio Ton, E-40 gives most of Element of Surprise to two up-and-coming Bay producers: Rick Rock and Bosko. Bosko breathes new life into 40’s mob music with several monstrous tracks, including “All Tha Time,” “Money Scheme,” “Doin’ Dirt Bad” and the backwards-running “Jump My Bone.” In the years to come Rick Rock would become 40’s most important collaborator, and together they would formulate the hyphy movement. Rock’s specialty is illuminating heavy tracks with flashes of old-school electro. His productions here push E-40 into even more inventive rhyme schemes, as evidenced by the title track, “Mayhem” and “$999,999 + $1 = a Mealticket.” Even as E-40 breaks new ground, there is something definitive and timeless about The Element of Surprise.

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Customer Reviews

Coldest E-40 album!! (5 stars)

I feel lke this is the best E-40 album(s)!


great e-40 album (5 stars)

if you prefer e-40's older stuff, this album is loaded. check lieutenant roast-a-botch & from the ground up. you'll see what i mean. you can't say you like e-40 if you don't have this one.


Last of the true E40 (5 stars)

You really can't go much past this album for good E40. Loyalty and betrayal maybe but that's it. When he hooked up with Akon is when it went down hill. Hall of the game is by far the best album by E Feezy 40 Fonzarelli! So if you want some of the last of the good 40 water get this album.


Biography

Born: November 15, 1967 in Vallejo, CA
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Synonymous with Bay Area rap, E-40 garnered a regional following, and eventually a national one, with his flamboyant raps, while his entrepreneurial spirit, embodied by his homegrown record label, Sick Wid' It Records, did much to cultivate a flourishing rap scene to the east of San Francisco Bay, in communities such as Oakland and his native Vallejo. Along with Too Short, Spice 1, and Ant Banks, E-40 was among the first Bay Area rappers to sign to a major label, penning a deal with Jive Records…

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Top Songs By E-40

Name Album Time Price
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U and Dat (Featuring T. Pain & K.. My Ghetto Report Card 3:22 $1.29
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Tell Me When to Go (Featuring Keak D.. My Ghetto Report Card 4:01 $1.29
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Function (feat. YG, IAmSu & Prob.. The Block Brochure: Welcome.. 4:19 $1.29
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Function (feat. YG, IAmSu & Prob.. Function (feat. YG, IAmSu &.. 4:20 $1.29
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U and Dat (Featuring T. Pain & K.. My Ghetto Report Card 3:22 $1.29
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Go Girl (feat. E 40) Go Girl (feat. E 40) – Sing.. 3:46 $1.29
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Wake It Up (feat. Akon) Wake It Up (feat. Akon) – S.. 3:58 $0.99
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Go Hard or Go Home (Featuring the Fe.. My Ghetto Report Card 3:53 $0.99
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Snap Yo Fingers Snap Yo Fingers – Single 4:34 $0.99
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Tell Me When To Go (Edited Version) .. Tell Me When to Go – Single 4:01 $1.29


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