E-40 has announced plans to release four new albums, collectively called Sharp On All 4 Corners, July 15, 2014.
The four albums, E-40 says, will be divided as such: “Corner 1, 2, 3 & 4,” according to a press release and an Instagram post.
In 2011, E-40 spoke with HipHopDX about his ability to release more music than many other rappers. “I always have been productive,” 40 said at the time. “Now I have the opportunity to release as many albums as I want in a year because I’m independent. I always wanted to do this. I wanted to do two or three albums in a year when I was on a major label. I got so much good music and at the end of the day, I don’t like throwing away nothing. I just feel everything I do is great. So it’s a perfect opportunity right now. This is more income and it’s a better way to get everything that I want to say out there. I’m just building up the catalog, man. A brand new catalog.”
At the time, 40 was also asked if he was concerned about overwhelming people with the amount of music he was making. “I’m really not,” he said. “That’s the furthest from my mind. Things get old quick nowadays. Time flies quicker than it used to. People’s patience is not there like that. They get tired of something real quick. That’s why I’ma keep hitting them in the face nonstop. All gas, no brake pads. There really ain’t enough hours in the day to get what I need done.”
In 2012, E-40 released three albums on the same day, The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 and 3. That year, he addressed his plans to release multiple albums in a short time span.
“I got this thing, man, laid the groundwork and drew the blueprint for the independent music label entrepreneur years ago,” he said at the time. “The numbers prove my old school tactics make new school dollars. For the past two years they thought it was crazy for me to release two albums at the same time just like we did back in the day. Again, I proved them wrong.”
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