|Single by E-40 featuring YG, Iamsu! and Problem|
|from the album The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2|
|Released||February 17, 2012|
|E-40 singles chronology|
|YG singles chronology|
"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. 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.
The video was released on March 5, 2012 via E-40's account on YouTube. An audio of the song was also released to YouTube on January 14 and has over 4.5 million views. Waka Flocka Flame, Kreayshawn, Roach Gigz, Bobby Brackins, Philthy Rich, B-Legit, DJ Amen and Chris Brown make cameo appearances in the music video.
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." 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."
On March 24, "Function" reached #62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, before the album was released. "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.
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||21|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||69|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||22|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000*|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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