Element Of Surprise (Explicit Version) CD (1998)

Artist: E-40

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Specifications

Label Bmg/jive/silvertone
SKU 60022126
UPC 012414164520
UPC 14 00012414164520
Format CD
Release Date 8/11/1998
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Author E-40
Compilation Appearance Based On A True Story (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Unpredictable (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Thug Mentality 1999 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance New Old Songs (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance United Ghetto Of America Vol 2 (Explicit Version)
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Compilation Appearance I'm 'Bout It (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Outsider(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ugk For Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Incredibad(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Everready(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ugk 4 Life
Compilation Appearance I'm Not A Fan But The Kids Like It
Compilation Appearance Genius(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance State Vs Radric Davis
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits With Our Buds(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Bashtown
Compilation Appearance Give The Drummer Some(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance All 6'S And 7'S(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Mix Usa
Compilation Appearance Orca(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Napalm(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Wrap It Up(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Fist Of God
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance CADILLACTICA(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Cadillactica
Compilation Appearance CADILLACTICA(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance STARR(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Starr
Compilation Appearance DARK SKY PARADISE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DARK SKY PARADISE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Lowrider Freedom 2015
Compilation Appearance GANGSTA II(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance HEMP MUSEUM(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Skitszo Collection(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ricky Reed Is Real(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sincerely Yours
Compilation Appearance Shadiest One (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance What We Been Doin
Compilation Appearance No Trespassing(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vitiligo(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dark Sky Paradise
Compilation Appearance New Old Songs
Compilation Appearance MOBFATHER 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Memoirs Of A Curb Server(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance REAL WORLD 4(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SID:SHINING IN DARKNESS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance THESE THINGS HAPPEN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dark Sky Paradise
Compilation Appearance These Things Happen
Compilation Appearance HAVE A NICE LIFE(Explicit Version)
Artist Influence 2Pac
Artist Influence Dr. Dre
Artist Influence George Clinton (Funk)
Artist Influence Ice Cube
Artist Influence Ice-T
Artist Influence MC Eiht (Rap)
Artist Influence N.W.A
Artist Influence Parliament
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Influence Scarface
Artist Influence Spice 1
Artist Influence Too $hort
Artist Influence UGK
Artist Influence Zapp
Artist Contemporary 2Wice
Artist Contemporary 8Ball and MJG
Artist Contemporary B-Legit
Artist Contemporary Bun B
Artist Contemporary C-BO
Artist Contemporary Celly Cel
Artist Contemporary Dru Down
Artist Contemporary Funk Mobb
Artist Contemporary Ice Cube
Artist Contemporary JT the Bigga Figga
Artist Contemporary Kokane
Artist Contemporary Mac Dre
Artist Contemporary Mac Mall
Artist Contemporary Mack 10
Artist Contemporary Master P
Artist Contemporary Motion Man
Artist Contemporary Rappin' 4-Tay
Artist Contemporary Snoop Dogg
Artist Contemporary Spice 1
Artist Contemporary The Luniz
Artist Contemporary Three 6 Mafia
Artist Contemporary Xzibit
Artist Follower 50 Cent
Artist Follower Al Kapone
Artist Follower Celly Cel
Artist Follower Danny Brown
Artist Follower Game
Artist Follower Keak da Sneak
Artist Follower Lil B (The Pack)
Artist Follower Meek Mill
Artist Follower The Team
Technical Info
CatalogID 41645
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 08/11/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 108m : 6s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00012414164520
Musical Guests
Too $hort
Mack 10
WC
A-1
Master P
B-Legit
Silk-E
Busta Rhymes
Jayo Felony
K-Ci & JoJo
C-Bo
D-Shot
Levitti
Suga-T
The Mossie
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: E-40, B-Legit, A-1, D-Shot, Suga T, LeVitti, The Mossie, WC, Mack 10, Busta Rhymes, Silk E, C-Bo, Too Short, K-Ci, JoJo, Master P (vocals); Bosko (various instruments); Sam Bostic (guitar, keyboards, drum programming); Carl Burnett, Flat Top (guitar); Keith Eaddie (bass); Mike Mosley (keyboards, drum programming); D.J. TNT (scratches); Otis, Shug, Alechia Campbell, Kaveo (background vocals).
Producers include: Rick Rock, Big Tyme, Bosko, Ant Banks, Studio Ton.
Engineers include: D-Wiz, Bosko Kante, Ant Banks, Studio Ton, Joel Pierre.
Personnel includes: E-40, B-Legit, Jayo Felony, A-1, D-Shot, Suga T., LeVitti, The Mossie, WC, Mack 10, Busta Rhymes, Silk E, C-Bo, Too Short, K-Ci & JoJo, Master P (vocals); Bosko (various instruments); Sam Bostic (guitar, keyboards, drum programming); Carl Burnett, Flat Top (guitar); Mike Mosley (keyboards, drums programming); Keith Eaddle (bass); D.J. TNT (scratches); Otis & Shug, Kaveo, Alechia Campbell (background vocals)
Producers: E-40, Rick Rock, Big Tyme, Bosko, Ant Banks.
Engineers include: D-Wiz, Bosko Kante, Ant Banks.
Personnel: E-40 (vocals); Busta Rhymes (vocals, background vocals); D-Shot, Too $hort, Jayo Felony, JoJo , K-Ci & JoJo, Levitti, Mack 10, Master P, WC (vocals); Sam Bostic (guitar, keyboard programming, drum programming); Carl Burnett (guitar); Michael Mosley (keyboard programming, drum programming); Kaveo, Otis (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: D-Wiz; Lance Pierre; Ant Banks; Carlos Warlick.
Recording information: Chicken & Beats Studio; Cosmic; Digital Studios; Michael Denton Studios; Orange Room; Plant Studios.
E-40's ELEMENT OF SURPRISE is like a cold splash of water in the face, startling the listener with a head-on dose of street reality. The most startling aspect of the album is E-40's unique rapping style; with his mile-a-minute rhymes, he makes Onyx sound like a bunch of slackers. His lyrics go by at such a breakneck pace that, while one is able to glean the general intent of the lyrics, his voice becomes another instrument, taking a place in the mix that's more physical than cerebral. He's pretty prolific, too, as evidenced by the 24 cuts spread out over ELEMENTS OF SURPRISE's two discs. Too Short, Master P and others make guest appearances on these funk-inflected tracks, but this is E-40's show all the way.
Artist Overview
As a solo performer, label owner (Sick Wid It Records), and member of hip-hop outfit the Click, rapper E-40 has been representing the often underappreciated Bay Area hip-hop scene since the early 1990s. E-40 is credited with helping the Bay Area hyphy movement (something of a West Coast version of crunk) gain national exposure and is well known for his legendary flow, which incorporates one of hip-hop's most extensive and developed slang vocabularies--a considerable amount of which was created by E-40 himself. His MY GHETTO REPORT CARD was released in 2006 and once again showed why 40 is one of the most respected gangsta rappers in the game.
Professional Reviews
Vibe (9/98, p.286) - "...E-40 casts a lyric spell with a nonstop flow of vividly engaging rags-to-riches tales..."
The Source (9/98, p.244) - 4 Mics (out of 5) - "When it comes to creativity, originality and personality in today's hip-hop music, there are few rappers who can hang with E-40....40 Water sticks to his original recipe--elastic flows that stretch rhymes out of shape against beats funkier than a can of sardines..."
Rap Pages (10/98, p.119) - 4 (out of 5) - "...E-40 returns to the Hip-Hop lecture hall with a collection of songs that mentor those in the struggle....40, again, proves that he is a trailblazer and not a follower..."
Disc 1
1 Element Of Surprise, The,Do It To Me - (featuring Busta Rhymes)
2 Trump Change,Lieutenant Roast A Botch
3 All Tha Time - (featuring B-Legit),It's On, On Sight - (featuring C-Bo)
4 Dump, Bust, Blast,From The Ground Up - (featuring Too Short/K-Ci & JoJo)
5 Hope I Don't Go Back,Flashin'
6 $999,999 $1=A Mealticket,Doin' Dirt Bad - (featuring B-Legit)
7 Money Scheme - (featuring Jayo Felony),Broccoli
8 Zoom,Jump My Bone
9 Mayhem - (featuring A-1),Back Against The Wall - (featuring Master P)
10 Personal - (featuring D-Shot/Suga T./The Mossie/LeVitti),To Da Beat
11 My Hoodlums & My Thugz - (featuring WC/Mack 10),Dirty Deeds
12 Ballin' Outta Control
13 One More Gen
Disc 2
1 Element Of Surprise, The,Do It To Me - (featuring Busta Rhymes)
2 Trump Change,Lieutenant Roast A Botch
3 All Tha Time - (featuring B-Legit),It's On, On Sight - (featuring C-Bo)
4 Dump, Bust, Blast,From The Ground Up - (featuring Too Short/K-Ci & JoJo)
5 Hope I Don't Go Back,Flashin'
6 $999,999 $1=A Mealticket,Doin' Dirt Bad - (featuring B-Legit)
7 Money Scheme - (featuring Jayo Felony),Broccoli
8 Zoom,Jump My Bone
9 Mayhem - (featuring A-1),Back Against The Wall - (featuring Master P)
10 Personal - (featuring D-Shot/Suga T./The Mossie/LeVitti),To Da Beat
11 My Hoodlums & My Thugz - (featuring WC/Mack 10),Dirty Deeds
12 Ballin' Outta Control
13 One More Gen
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