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 West coast hip hop, hyphy
Label Warner Bros.
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
The Ball Street Journal
Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift
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


  • "The Ambassador" - contains a sample of "9th Wonder (Blackitolism)" by Digable Planets

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 42
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 6