The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3

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The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
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Studio album by E-40
Released March 26, 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:13:45
Label
  • Heavy on the Grind Ent.
  • EMI
Producer
E-40 chronology
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
(2012)The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 22012
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
(2012)
History: Function Music
(2012)History: Function Music2012

The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 is the seventeenth studio album by American rapper E-40. It was released on March 26, 2012, by Heavy on the Grind Entertainment and EMI. The album serves as the first part of The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil series, along with other parts, including The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1 and The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2. E-40 has released four albums into each pairs, including Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift (2010), Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift (2010), Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift (2011) and Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift (2011). The album features guest appearances from a comedian Katt Williams and American singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, alongside rappers Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Kokane, Kendrick Lamar, Droop-E, Too Short, Kaveo, Stressmatic, B-Legit, Willy Will and Hieroglyphics, among others.

Promotion[edit]

The music video for "Be You" featuring Too Short and J Banks, was released on March 29, 2012.[1] The music video for "What Happened to Them Days" was released on April 5, 2012.[2] The music video for "Catch a Fade" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Droop-E, was released on May 14, 2012.[3] The music video for "What You Smokin' On" featuring Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Kokane, was released on May 23, 2012.[4] The music video for "Wasted" featuring Cousin Fik, was released on August 7, 2012.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
The A.V. Club B-[7]
Dusted Magazine 80/100[8]
Fact Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[10]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[11]
Spectrum Culture 3/5 stars[12]
This Beat Goes 4/5 stars[13]
Totally Dublin 4.5/5 stars[14]

In March 2012, two commercials were released, to promote The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil series.[15] The third volume scored 76/100 on Metacritic, indicating "generally positive reviews".[16] The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 debuted at number 71 on the US Billboard 200,[17] and number 13 on the US Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s)[18] Length
1. "Jealous" Rick Rock 5:05
2. "Wasted" (featuring Cousin Fik) C. Ballin 3:37
3. "What You Smokin' On" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Kokane) DJ Silk 4:12
4. "Making My Rounds" C. Ballin 3:41
5. "Catch a Fade" (featuring Kendrick Lamar and Droop-E) Droop-E 4:08
6. "Be You" (featuring Too Short and J Banks) THX 5:01
7. "It's Curtains" (featuring Kaveo and Droop-E) Fastracks 3:06
8. "Stove on High" (featuring Stressmatic) Rick Rock 4:24
9. "Get Loose" (featuring Cousin Fik and Droop-E) DJ Fresh 3:33
10. "Gargoyle Serenade" Rick Rock 2:48
11. "Pussy Loud" (featuring Cool Nutz and Maniac Loc) Deli 4:10
12. "I Ain't Doin' Nothin'" (featuring B-Legit and Willy Will) Willy Will 4:01
13. "What Happened to Them Days" Warren G 4:30
14. "I'm on His Top" DecadeZ 2:47
15. "Get Ya Weight Up" (featuring Katt Williams) Rick Rock 4:52
16. "Salute You" (featuring Raheem DeVaughn) The8thgraders 3:57
17. "40 & Hiero" (featuring Hieroglyphics) DJ Toure 4:05
18. "Sidewalk Memorial" Droop-E 5:39
Total length: 1:13:45
Notes
  • "It's Curtains" features an uncredited vocals by Cousin Fik and Work Dirty.
  • "Pussy Loud" features an uncredited vocals by Araja.
  • "What Happened to Them Days" features an uncredited vocals by J Banks.
  • "Get Ya Weight Up" features an uncredited vocals by Turf Talk.
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[22] 71
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[23] 13
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[24] 12
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 12

References[edit]

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  2. ^ / April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04). "E-40 ft. J Banks: What Happened To Them Days (Music Mideo)". BallerStatus.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  3. ^ "E-40 Videos - Catch A Fade". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  4. ^ "E-40 ft. Snoop Dogg, Kokane, Kurupt, & Daz Dillinger - "What You Smokin'?" [VIDEO". Hip-Hop Wired. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  5. ^ "E-40 "WASTED" Music Video | The Rundown". Therundown.tv. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  6. ^ David Jeffries. "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 3 - E-40 - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (2012-04-24). "E-40: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2 & 3 | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Dusted Reviews: E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2 and 3". Dustedmagazine.com. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  9. ^ "E-40: The Block Brochure – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  10. ^ "E-40: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  11. ^ "E-40 :: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 :: Heavy on the Grind/EMI Music". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  12. ^ "E-40 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil Volumes 1-3". Spectrum Culture. 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  13. ^ "The Beat Goes On". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "E40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3". Totallydublin.ie. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  15. ^ "E-40 ‘Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil’ Album Commercials | HipHop-N-More". Hiphop-n-more.com. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  16. ^ AlexxTrusc. "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  17. ^ Grein, Paul (2012-04-04). "Week Ending April 1, 2012. Albums: Madonna Chases Richie | Chart Watch (NEW) - Yahoo! Music". Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
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  19. ^ "Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Kokane's What You Smoking On sample of Jean Plum's I Love Him". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  20. ^ "E-40 feat. Hieroglyphics's 40 & Hiero sample of Run-DMC's Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  21. ^ "E-40 feat. Hieroglyphics's 40 & Hiero sample of Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's La Di Da Di". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
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  23. ^ "E-40 – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  24. ^ "E-40 – Chart history" Billboard Top Rap Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  25. ^ "E-40 – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for E-40. Retrieved October 23, 2014.