E-40 is a renowned American rapper who is based in Vallejo, California and has been considered him as the successor to Too Short’s reductionist the mic. He started his independent label in early 1990 as he worked with his sisters and brothers in the click. They released records together as a click and later on he started to enjoy more success with records that made him feature as his trademark.
He later on in 1993 made a debut solo album, Federal which was released by Sick Wid in association with Solar Music Group. After becoming regionally popular, he decided to release a single in 1994. Here is a quick summary of the early life, biography, career, and the net worth of E-40 in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Earl Stevens was born on 15th November in 1967 in Vallejo, California. While he was still young, his parents split, and he could only have a few meetings with his dad when there were some special visits. He was raised by his mother who worked to raise them up. He had siblings, Tanina Stevens, and Dannel Stevens.
They later formed a rap gang of siblings which was known as Most Valuable Players. Their cousin Brandt Jones was the only person in the band that was not a sibling. In 1986 in a talent show, they received the great appreciation of their music, and they decided to rename the group to The Click.
E-40 got married to Tracy Stevens in 1991, and they had one child Droop-E. There are also several movies in which E-40 featured in apart from just his musical career. Some of these movies include Dead Heist, Hair Show, 3 Strikes, Survival of the Illest and The Breaks. Together with Chester McGlockton, a former NFL player, they had started a franchise together of Fatburger in California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
E-40 made his debut in the music industry with a rap song in 1990, which was an EP by the Click. The producers of the EP were Al Eaton and Mike Mosley. He, later on, started to make his solo albums in 1993 called Federal which was a 14 track CD/ nine-track LP. In the year 2003, this rapper began facilitating E-Feezy Radio, which is fundamentally a program, conveyed week after week, identifying with hip-jump based radio station named as KMEL that showed Bay Area.
It is realized that KMEL routinely transmits the program till the year 2008. Subsequent to achieving an agreement with Jive Records, this rapper has marked with Warner Bros and Lil Jon’s BME Recordings. Subsequent to marking for these records, he additionally showed up on single entitled – Snap Yo Fingers, too introducing Sean P which turned out as a hit accomplishing the situation of highest 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
E-40 then went platinum with Jive his first release in 1995. Later in the 2000 ’s, he added more other major labels to the hit songs he had. All of his songs went gold including his 2006 release My Ghetto Report Card. E-40 is an investor, and he put his money for Microsoft. There are many enterprises that he runs and bring him income, and they include; Sluricane Hurricane, Mangoscato, 40 Water and Function.
Net Worth & Earnings
E-40 is an American rapper and also an entrepreneur or investor whose net worth is $11.5 million. He is currently the spokesperson for Lindy Cognac and now opened Ambassadors Lounge a nightclub in Downtown San Jose. In 2007 he signed a franchise with Wingstop Restaurants Inc. that was to be opened in Southampton shopping center in California. He also started a new line of energy in 2007 called the E-40 Water. Later on, he released three wines and all these businesses, and his music life brings him the money.
Back in 2016 it looked like the career of the rapper had gone down but then he suddenly came back to the top in a short while. He is now one of the most paid rappers in the world. The ranking is essential for many of his fans who are patiently waiting for the triumphal return of their star to his glory days for what appears to be a lifetime.