E-40 Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift
Spin: "[A] sort of concept album about recession-era grinding..."
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- Released: March 29, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Heavy On Grind Ent.
Spin - p.96"[A] sort of concept album about recession-era grinding..."
- 2.Serious - (featuring T-Pain)
- 3.Graveyard Shift - (featuring Cousin Fik / Choose Up Cheese)
- 4.My Lil Grimey Nigga
- 5.Yankin' - (featuring Hot of the Dbz / Laroo T.H.H.)
- 7.Club on Lock - (featuring Laroo T.H.H./Matt Blaque)
- 8.Fried - (featuring Marty James / Tech N9ne)
- 9.Back & Forth - (featuring Stresmatic / Cousin Fik / Turf Talk)
- 10.Bad Bitch - (featuring Stresmatic / Droop-E)
- 11.Takin 'Em Back
- 12.My Shit Bang
- 13.Streets Don't Love Nobody, The - (featuring Turf Talk)
- 14.43 - (featuring B-Legit)
- 15.That Candy Paint - (featuring Slim Thug / Bun B)
- 16.E Forty
- 17.Trapped - (featuring Mike Marshall)
- 19.Don't Try This at Home - (featuring Stevie Joe / Philthy Rich)
- 20.Tuff Times - (featuring Netta B/Bosko)
Recording information: Bayside Recordings; Chevy Stack Studios, Atlanta, GA; Infinite Studios; RPG Studios; Slap Box Studios; Street Symphony; Takeover Studios; The Crib Studio; The Legacy Studios; The Orange Room; The Retro Room Studios; UnderByte Sound, North Hollywood, CA.
E-40's Revenue Retrievin' series turned into a quadrilogy with the simultaneous release of his 13th album (Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift) and his 14th (Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift). While Overtime is the more familiar release and will easily please returning fans, Graveyard is more thematically sound and, overall, the better album. Nocturnal synth lines and menacing beats characterize the production on this dark effort, which helps support its zombie hyphy vision with guest shots from horror-rap favorite Tech N9ne, and husky-voiced juggernauts like Bun B. and Slim Thug. Cold as it is, Tone Bone's simple yet effective production makes "My Sh*t Bang" a fitting title for the track, and if you want to know how the walking dead swing in the Bay Area, dig producer Drop-E's outstanding standup bass production on "43," which must be the address to hell's coolest jazz club. Keeping in step while offering relief, the radio-worthy "Club on Lock" still feels extremely nocturnal, booming with that deep, dark bass and featuring after-hours rhymes about popping bottles and chasing the ladies. Elsewhere, the Bay Area thump is crossed with the clunk of Frankenstein's walk, and even when the rapper speaks on the usual topics -- drugs, money, girls, and "That Candy Paint" -- everything comes off as dark as midnight. Graveyard Shift is so focused it's hard to recommend as a first purchase, but anyone intrigued by the idea of E-40 as crypt keeper is going to fall hard for this one. ~ David Jeffries