The Ball Street Journal

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The Ball Street Journal
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 24, 2008
GenreHip hop
LabelWarner Bros., Asylum, BME, Sick Wid It
ProducerLil Jon, Busta Rhymes J. R. Rotem, Rick Rock, Droop-E, T-Pain, Matt Price, Poli Paul, Raw Smooov, DJ Nasty & LVM, Bosko, DJ Fingaz, D-Animals
E-40 chronology
My Ghetto Report Card
The Ball Street Journal
Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
DJBooth3.5/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[3]

The Ball Street Journal is the tenth studio album by rapper E-40. It was released on November 24, 2008. The first single from the album is "Wake It Up" featuring Akon, while the second is "Break Ya Ankles" featuring Shawty Lo. The album debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with 50,000 copies in its first-week of sales, and has since sold over 450,000 copies.[6]

The album features guest appearances by Shawty Lo, Turf Talk, The Game, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Rock City, Akon, Bun B, Gucci Mane, Ice-T, Too Short, Cousin Fik, Kevin Cossom, B-Legit, Bosko & Suga-T. A photo shoot of the album appeared in an episode of the second season of From G's to Gents. "Got Rich Twice" featuring Turf Talk was released as a promo single on September 30, 2008,[7] while "Poor Man's Hydraulics" was released as a promo single on October 28.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Ambassador"Rick Rock3:45
2."I'm On One"Rick Rock4:58
3."Break Ya Ankles" (featuring Shawty Lo)Lil' Jon4:00
4."Got Rich Twice" (featuring Turf Talk)Droop-E3:43
5."Pain No More" (featuring The Game, Snoop Dogg & LBC King)J.R. Rotem, LBC King (additional producer) 5:45
6."Tell It Like It Is"Rick Rock, Oren Yoel, David Appleton4:00
7."Give Her the Keys" (featuring T-Pain)T-Pain4:10
8."Hustle" (featuring Turf Talk & Rock City)Lil' Jon4:17
9."Wake It Up" (featuring Akon)Matt Price4:01
10."40 Water"Lil' Jon3:39
11."Poor Man's Hydraulics"Droop-E4:23
12."The Recipe" (featuring Gucci Mane & Bun B)Poli Paul4:20
13."Hood Boy" (featuring Raw Smoov)RAWSMOOV4:09
14."Earl" (featuring Ice-T)Lil' Jon4:18
15."Sliding Down the Pole" (featuring Too $hort)Willy Will3:24
16."I Can Sell It" (featuring Cousin Fik)Droop-E5:00
17."Big Time" (featuring Kevin Cossom)DJ Nasty & LVM4:03
18."Alcoholism" (featuring B-Legit)DJ Fingaz "Fing Kong" & Virtuoso3:41
19."Pray for Me" (featuring Bosko, Suga-T & B-Legit)D-Animals, Bosko4:57


Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 6


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  3. ^ "E-40 - The Ball Street Journal". HipHopDX. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
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  6. ^ " - Kanye Debuts At Number 1, Ludacris Breaks 200K, E-40 Balls Out W/30K In First Week Sales -". 23 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Got Rich Twice (feat. Turf Talk) - Single by E-40". iTunes. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Poor Man's Hydraulics - Single by E-40". iTunes. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  9. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.