Function (song)

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"Function"
Single by E-40 featuring YG, Iamsu! and Problem
from the album The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
Released February 17, 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:19
Label Heavy on the Grind Ent., EMI
Producer(s) Trend
E-40 singles chronology
"Bitch"
(2010)
"Function"
(2012)
"I Don't Fuck with You"
(2014)
YG singles chronology
"Toot It and Boot It"
(2010)
"Function"
(2012)
"Act Right"
(2013)

"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.

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]

Remixes[edit]

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.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
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

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