The Ball Street Journal

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The Ball Street Journal
Studio album by E-40
Released November 24, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:19
Label Warner Bros., Asylum, BME, Sick Wid It
Producer Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes J. R. Rotem, Rick Rock, Droop-E, T-Pain, Matt Price, Poli Paul, Raw Smooov, DJ Nasty & LVM, Bosko
E-40 chronology
My Ghetto Report Card
(2006)
The Ball Street Journal
(2008)
Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Okayplayer (81/100)[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
RapReviews (8/10)[4]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[5]

The Ball Street Journal is the 10th studio album by rapper E-40. It was released on November 24, 2008. The first single from the album is "Wake It Up" featuring Akon, while the second is "Break Ya Ankles" featuring Shawty Lo. The album debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with 50,000 copies in its first-week of sales, and has since sold over 450,000 copies.[6]

The album features guest appearances by Shawty Lo, Turf Talk, The Game, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Rock City, Akon, Bun B, Gucci Mane, Ice-T, Too Short, Cousin Fik, Kevin Cossom, B-Legit, Bosko & Suga-T. A photo shoot of the album appeared in an episode of the second season of From G's to Gents. "Got Rich Twice" featuring Turf Talk was released as a promo single on September 30, 2008,[7] while "Poor Man's Hydraulics" was released as a promo single on October 28.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Ambassador"   Rick Rock 3:45
2. "I'm On One"   Rick Rock 4:58
3. "Break Ya Ankles" (featuring Shawty Lo) Lil' Jon 4:00
4. "Got Rich Twice" (featuring Turf Talk) Droop-E 3:43
5. "Pain No More" (featuring Game & Snoop Dogg) J.R. Rotem 4:25
6. "Tell It Like It Is"   Rick Rock, Oren Yoel, David Appleton 4:00
7. "Give Her the Keys" (featuring T-Pain) T-Pain 4:10
8. "Hustle" (featuring Turf Talk & Rock City) Lil' Jon 4:17
9. "Wake It Up" (featuring Akon) Matt Price 4:01
10. "40 Water"   Lil' Jon 3:39
11. "Poor Man's Hydraulics"   Droop-E 4:23
12. "The Recipe" (featuring Gucci Mane & Bun B) Poli Paul 4:20
13. "Hood Boy" (featuring Raw Smoov) RAWSMOOV 4:09
14. "Earl" (featuring Ice-T) Lil' Jon 4:18
15. "Sliding Down the Pole" (featuring Too $hort) Willy Will 3:24
16. "I Can Sell It" (featuring Cousin Fik) Droop-E 5:00
17. "Big Time" (featuring Kevin Cossom) DJ Nasty & LVM 4:03
18. "Alcoholism" (featuring B-Legit) DJ Fingaz "Fing Kong" & Virtuoso 3:41
19. "Pray for Me" (featuring Bosko, Suga-T & B-Legit) D-Animals, Bosko 4:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Jeffries. "The Ball Street Journal - E-40 - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ gingerlynn. "E-40 - The Ball Street Journal". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "E-40 - The Ball Street Journal". HipHopDX. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "E-40 :: The Ball Street Journal :: Sick Wid It/Reprise/BME Recordings". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "E-40 - The Ball Street Journal". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "SOHH.com - Kanye Debuts At Number 1, Ludacris Breaks 200K, E-40 Balls Out W/30K In First Week Sales - SOHH.com". SOHH.com. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Got Rich Twice (feat. Turf Talk) - Single by E-40". iTunes. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Poor Man's Hydraulics - Single by E-40". iTunes. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for E-40. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for E-40. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2014.