Function (song)

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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
"I Don't Fuck with You"
YG singles chronology
"Toot It and Boot It"
"Act Right"

"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]


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


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