“Big Boss Status Ain’t Reserved For Runts” raps B-Legit before passing off the mic to the Bay’s newest rep P-Lo of the Heartbreak Gang. That interplay is hard to come by from generation to generation. E-40 & B-Legit have laced their latest effort in magic marker, for all to behold, young or old. Connected and Respected is a healthy reminder to those inheriting the Bay Area’s immense platform.
There is simply no room for deviation when it comes to E-40’s vernaculor and sound, as there’s no point in conforming to the hip hop masthead populated by rappers by the dozen. 40 and B-Legit continue to remind rap fans of their influence, of their slang editorial, all the tricks they penned well before these rappers came of age. This lesson is hard to take in without feeling defensive about one’s position in the game.
Peep their music video for “Meet the Dealers” featuring Stressmatic, or cop the record and let it slap from beginning to end.