Breakin' News

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Breakin' News
Studio album by E-40
Released September 9, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Hyphy
Label Jive
Producer Rick Rock, Mo Mo, Bosko, Nick "Fury" Loftin, Big Smash, Sam Bostic, Lil' Jon, Kavior, Ova Dose, CMT, E-A-Ski
E-40 chronology
Grit & Grind
Breakin' News
My Ghetto Report Card
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link (7.5/10) link
Vibe 4/5 stars

Breakin' News is the eighth album by E-40 released on September 9, 2003, on Sick Wid It and Jive Records. Soundscan reported that the album sold 50,000 copies in its first week on shelves.

The song "Act A Ass" featuring singer Rankin Scroo (with uncredited vocals from rappers Kaveo & Young Mugzi) is featured in the film Be Cool (2005). The song peaked at #21 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while Breakin' News's first single, "Quarterbackin'" featuring Clipse peaked at #8 on the same chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Breakin' News (feat. Rankin Scroo) 4:53
  2. Hot 3:08
  3. I Got Dat Work (feat. Turf Talk) 4:51
  4. Quarterbackin' (feat. Clipse) 4:44
  5. Married To The Ave 4:25
  6. One Night Stand (feat. DJ Kayslay) 4:12
  7. I Hope U Get This Kite 4:05
  8. Act a Ass (feat. Rankin Scroo) 4:28
  9. Anybody Can Get It (feat. Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, Bone Crusher & David Banner) 4:23
  10. Gasoline (feat. Turf Talk & Doonie) 4:35
  11. Show & Prove (feat. Goapele) 3:41
  12. This Goes Out 3:57
  13. Northern Califoolya (feat. San Quinn, Messy Marv, B-Legit, EA-Ski, Keak Da Sneak & James "Stomp Down" Bailey) 5:10
  14. That's A Good Look 4 U (feat. Passion) 4:25
  15. If I Was A 5th 4:17
  16. Wa La (feat. The Mossie & Mo-Mo) 3:54
  17. Pharmaceutical (Outro) 2:23
  18. Quarterbackin' (DJ Quik Remix:Bonus track) (feat. Clipse) 4:04


  • Mo-Mo is uncredited in "Hot" and "If I Was a 5th"
  • Doonie & Stressmatic are uncredited in "One Night Stand"
  • Kaveo and Mugzi are uncredited in "Act a Ass"
  • Turf Talk is uncredited in "This Goes Out"


I Hope U Get This Kite

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Positions (Album)

Chart Position
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 4
Billboard 200 # 16