“He spit real shit, shit I can relate to,” said E-40.
Today, he's announcing his debut EP, Humble Beginnings, which is scheduled for an October release and is exclusively produced by Cardo (who's also worked with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeezy, among others). He says he learned a lot in the process of putting together an entire body of work. "All my life, if I wasn't feeling something, I'd just stop it and move onto the next thing. But I learned that putting a whole tape together, you could record one song that you don't like but that don't mean you gotta put it on the tape. I'm sitting on 90-95 songs right now. But I'm only putting six songs on Humble Beginnings."