The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 2

The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 2

by E-40E-40


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Much in the same way he released his 11th and 12th albums in 2010, and his 13th and 14th albums in 2011, E-40's 15th, 16th, and 17th albums were all released on the same day. That may look prolific, but The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, or 3 -- or the three-CD set that boxes them all -- is proof that almost every E-40 mixtape you've seen is a bootleg and that in 2011, "getting paid" is at the top of the rapper's list. The second volume, like the first, seems to start mid-mixtape as the off-kilter "I'm Laced" ignores the massiveness of the project. It just doesn't feel big enough as an opener, but the glorious backseat number, "Tryna Get It" with Twista and T-Pain does, and two numbers later, it's like the old-school returned with a full clip as Spice 1 and Celly Cel join for the superior gangster number "The Other Day Ago." Minimal bass and scrappy attitude turn "Function" into a five-star pusher anthem, while "Zombie" finds Tech N9ne's love of monsters and E-40's endless bag of slang-filled punch lines combining for that special brand of horror hyphy that was explored on 2011's great Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift. Speaking of which, when compared to the Revenue Retrievin' onslaught, which was sorted into thematic sets (Day, Night, etc.), these unwieldy Block Brochures come off as a hyphy data dump, leaving all executive production up to the listener.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2012
Label: Heavy On Grind Ent.
UPC: 0852020002331
catalogNumber: 000233
Rank: 35815

Album Credits

Performance Credits

E-40   Primary Artist
Andrew Miller   Vocals
Cheryl Johnson   Vocals
Stressmatic   Vocals
Cousin Fik   Vocals
Lynn Edmondson   Vocals
Gerron Edmondson   Vocals
Den'ali Rutherford   Vocals

Technical Credits

Todd Cooper   Engineer
Sam Bostic   Producer
Rick Rock   Producer
Earl Stevens   Composer,Executive Producer
S. Thomas   Composer
Chaz Hayes   Management
Andrew Miller   Composer
Mike Mosley   Producer
Aaron Harris   Composer,Producer
Thomas McCree   Engineer
Willy Will   Producer
Deegan Mack Adams   Engineer
Scorp Dezel   Producer
Chris "THX" Goodman   Composer,Producer
R. Green   Composer
N. Franklin   Composer
S. Stevens   Composer
S. Bostic   Composer
M. Mosley   Composer
J. Gonzalez   Composer
J. Martin   Composer
Droop-E   Producer
T. Jackson   Composer
Brad Davis   Engineer
Migui Maloles   Engineer
Hakiem Bostic   Engineer
Kashmere Harris   Engineer
Reese Beats   Producer
Echo Hattix   Publicity
DJ Fresh   Producer
Marcellus McCarver   Composer

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