The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3

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The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
Studio album by E-40
Released March 26, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:13:45
Label Heavy on the Grind Ent., EMI
Producer E-40 (exec.), Droop-E (also exec.), DJ Fresh, Warren G, Droop-E, Willy Will, The 8thgraders, C-Ballin, Decadez, DJ Silk, DJ Toure, THX, Rick Rock, Deli, DJ Mustard, Fastracks
E-40 chronology
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
(2012)
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
(2012)
History: Function Music
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B-[2]
Dusted Magazine 80/100[3]
Fact Magazine 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[5]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[6]
Spectrum Culture 3/5 stars[7]
This Beat Goes 4/5 stars[8]
Totally Dublin 4.5/5 stars[9]

The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 is the seventeenth studio album by American rapper E-40. The album is part of a trilogy that was released on March 26, 2012. The other albums in the trilogy include The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, and The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2. E-40's last four albums were released in pairs; Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift and Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift were released in 2010, and Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift and Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift were released in 2011.

The album has 18 tracks, along with 2 bonus tracks, and it features Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Kokane, Kendrick Lamar, Droop-E, Too Short, Kaveo, Stressmatic, B-Legit, Willy Will, Katt Williams, Raheem DeVaughn, and Hieroglyphics among others.

A music video for the song "Be You" featuring Too Short & J Banks was released on March 29, 2012.[10] Another for "What Happened to Them Days" was released on April 5,[11] and on May 14, the video for "Catch a Fade" featuring Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E was released.[12] The music video for "What You Smokin' On" featuring Daz Dillinger, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Kokane was released on May 23, 2012,[13] while the one for "Wasted" featuring Cousin Fik was released on August 7.[14]

Two commercials were released in March 2012 to promote the Block Brochure album series.[15] The third volume scored 76/100 on Metacritic, indicating "generally positive reviews".[16] The volume debuted at #71 on the Billboard 200,[17] and at #13 on the Hot R&B/Hip-hop albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s)[18] Length
1. "Jealous"   Rick Rock 5:05
2. "Wasted" (featuring Cousin Fik) C-Ballin 3:37
3. "What You Smoking On" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound & Kokane) DJ Silk 4:12
4. "Making My Rounds"   C-Ballin 3:41
5. "Catch a Fade" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E) Droop-E 4:08
6. "Be You" (featuring Too Short & J Banks) Chris "THX" Goodman 5:01
7. "It's Curtains" (featuring Kaveo & Droop-E) Fastracks 3:06
8. "Stove on High" (featuring Stressmatic) Rick Rock 4:24
9. "Get Loose" (featuring Cousin Fik & Droop-E) DJ Fresh 3:33
10. "Gargoyle Serenade"   Rick Rock 2:48
11. "Pussy Loud" (featuring Cool Nutz & Maniac Loc) Delvaughn "Deli" Tinned 4:10
12. "I Ain't Doin' Nothin'" (featuring B-Legit & Willy Will) Willy Will 4:01
13. "What Happened to Them Days" (featuring J Banks) Warren G 4:30
14. "I'm On His Top"   DecadeZ 2:47
15. "Get Ya Weight Up" (featuring Katt Williams) Rick Rock 4:52
16. "Salute You" (featuring Raheem DeVaughn) The8thgraders 3:57
17. "40 & Hiero" (featuring Hieroglyphics) DJ Toure 4:05
18. "Sidewalk Memorial"   Droop-E 5:39
Total length:
1:13:45

Notes[edit]

  • J Banks is not credited on "What Happened to Them Days"
  • Cousin Fik and Work Dirty are not credited on "It's Curtains"
  • Araja is not credited on "Pussy Loud"
  • Turf Talk is not credited on "Get Ya Weight Up"
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[22] 71
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[23] 13
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[24] 12
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 12

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (2012-04-24). "E-40: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2 & 3 | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Dusted Reviews: E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2 and 3". Dustedmagazine.com. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  4. ^ "E-40: The Block Brochure – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  5. ^ "E-40: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  6. ^ "E-40 :: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 :: Heavy on the Grind/EMI Music". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  7. ^ "E-40 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil Volumes 1-3". Spectrum Culture. 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  8. ^ "The Beat Goes On". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Name (2012-04-25). "E40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3". Totallydublin.ie. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  10. ^ "Video: E-40 f. Too Short and J-Banks, "Just Be You" « The FADER". Thefader.com. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  11. ^ / April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04). "E-40 ft. J Banks: What Happened To Them Days (Music Mideo)". BallerStatus.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  12. ^ 00:00. "E-40 Videos - Catch A Fade". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  13. ^ "E-40 ft. Snoop Dogg, Kokane, Kurupt, & Daz Dillinger - "What You Smokin'?" [VIDEO". Hip-Hop Wired. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  14. ^ "E-40 "WASTED" Music Video | The Rundown". Therundown.tv. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  15. ^ "E-40 ‘Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil’ Album Commercials | HipHop-N-More". Hiphop-n-more.com. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  16. ^ AlexxTrusc. "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  17. ^ Grein, Paul (2012-04-04). "Week Ending April 1, 2012. Albums: Madonna Chases Richie | Chart Watch (NEW) - Yahoo! Music". Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
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  19. ^ "Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Kokane's What You Smoking On sample of Jean Plum's I Love Him". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  20. ^ "E-40 feat. Hieroglyphics's 40 & Hiero sample of Run-DMC's Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  21. ^ "E-40 feat. Hieroglyphics's 40 & Hiero sample of Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's La Di Da Di". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
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  23. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  24. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rap Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  25. ^ "E-40 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.