Function (song)

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E-40 Function.jpg
Single by E-40 featuring YG, Iamsu! and Problem
from the album The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
Released February 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:19
  • Heavy on the Grind Ent.
  • EMI
Producer(s) Trend
E-40 singles chronology
"I Don't Fuck with You"
"I Don't Fuck with You"
YG singles chronology
"Toot It and Boot It"
(2010) Toot It and Boot It2010
(2012) Function2012
"Act Right"
(2013) Act Right2013

"Function" is the third single from E-40's 16th studio album The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2. The song features fellow rappers YG, Iamsu! and Problem.[1] The song is produced by Trend of the group League of Star 2012. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 3, 2016.

Music video[edit]

The video was released on March 5, 2012 via E-40's account on YouTube.[2] An audio of the song was also released to YouTube on January 14 and has over 4.5 million views.[3] Waka Flocka Flame, Kreayshawn, Roach Gigz, Bobby Brackins, Philthy Rich, B-Legit, DJ Amen and Chris Brown make cameo appearances in the music video.

Critical reception[edit]

When reviewing for The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2, Allmusic stated that "Minimal bass and scrappy attitude turn "Function" into a five-star pusher anthem."[4] RapReviews also gave the song a positive review by saying "The Trend produced song is all the way new school with YG, IAmSu and Problem. 40 still steals the show though."[5]


The official remix features Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Problem, French Montana & Red Cafe.[6] Rapper Tyga freestyled the song on his Well Done 3 mixtape.

Chart performance[edit]

On March 24, "Function" reached #62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, before the album was released.[7] "Function" has also peaked at #42 on the Billboard Rap chart. It debuted on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at #22 on May 13, 2012. It is E-40's first appearance on that chart since 2008's "Wake It Up", featuring Akon.


Chart (2012) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 21
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 69
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[10] 22


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Steven Horowitz (2012-03-13). "E-40 "The Block Brochure" Cover Art, Tracklist". Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Music Video: E-40 "Function" Feat. YG, Problem & IamSU!". YouTube. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  3. ^ "E-40 "Function" Ft. YG, IamSu, and Problem". YouTube. 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  4. ^ David Jeffries (2012-03-26). "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 2 - E-40 | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  5. ^ "E-40 :: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2 :: Heavy on the Grind/EMI Music". 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  6. ^ Shipley, Al (2013-07-24). "E-40 f/ French Montana, Young Jeezy, Red Café, Chris Brown and Problem "Function (Remix)" (2012) - The Best Rap Remixes Since 2000". Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  7. ^ "E-40 - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  8. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles – Issue Date: 2012-05-19" (requires registration). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – E-40 – Function". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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