E-40 has dropped off a brand new single, “Bands”, which comes ahead of his upcoming album, which has yet to be named or given a release date.
On Friday (March 24), the Bay Area legend took to Instagram to share news of the new track and its accompanying video. “Bands music video out now on my @youtube channel. Go check it out! Link in bio,” he wrote in the post’s caption.
As he bounces over the beat, E-40 displays his notorious double entendre skills. “I was born at night, but not last night (Last night)/ Play with me and I’ll take flight (Take flight)/ Bust champagne bottles like a airstrike (Airstrike)/ We can shoot it out or we can fidnight (Fidnight),” he raps on the DJ Toomp-produced track.
The video shows the rapper at his alma mater Grambling State University alongside the university’s marching band, as well as clips of celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, Future, Lil Baby, 50 Cent, and more flexing with bands of cash.
The rapper filmed the video in February, and while on campus donated six-figures to his alma mater. The HBCU returned the favor by naming a campus recording studio after him, called the “Earl ‘E-40’ Stevens Sound Recording Studio.”
It’s been a busy start to the year for E-40, who joined the Golden State Warriors on their celebratory trip to the White House in January. He, along with Too $hort and Mistah F.A.B. were among the special guests invited to attend the White House with the Golden State Warriors to celebrate the team’s 2022 NBA championship.
The Dubs, who took home their fourth title in eight years last season, brought along a few Bay Area rap icons with them for another trip to the White House, and the diehard fan trio didn’t take the rare opportunity for granted.
“From magazine street to executive suite, you can call me White House Water,” E-40 wrote on Instagram next to photos of him, $hort and F.A.B. posing next to Vice President Kamala Harris and recently-departed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The rapper has also expanded his spirits empire with the release of Tycoon Vodka, a six-times-distilled vodka distributed by Southern Glazer’s.
Earlier this year, the Sick Wid It Records mogul shared a behind the scenes look at the production line via Instagram for his take on the popular clear distilled alcoholic beverage.
“Tycoon Vodka,” the caption read, alongside a video showcasing large rectangular bottles of the spirit — featuring bold black caps accented with gold trim and matching labels.
The brand — a nod to the West Coast legend’s song of the same name — is now available for purchase at Uptown Spirits for $44.95.