Editors’ Notes On My Ghetto Report Card, E-40 and his “Yay Area” crew of associates and guests make the game sound more fun than grim. Most of the album works bare, thumping beats for all the clout that can be wrung from them. “Go Hard or Go Home” welds together an Art of Noise sample, human beatboxing and 808. In other spots, minimalist string parts are brought on board. E-40’s chanted hooks (“Tell Me When to Go,” for one) and occasional speed rapping alongside his usual conversational flow are also designed to keep the ear perked. His expansiveness allows for plenty of changes on the usual street tales; in addition to dealing weight, there are odes to “Muscle Cars,” money-counting (“Gouda,” which makes it sound as catchy as a new dance craze) and a shoutout to the same the-CIA-brought-rock-to-the-hood theory that Kanye West laid out on “Crack Music.”

SONG
Yay Area
1
3:48
 
Tell Me When to Go (Featuring Keak Da Sneak)
2
3:57
 
Muscle Cars (Featuring Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk)
3
4:02
 
Go Hard or Go Home (Featuring the Federation)
4
3:53
 
Gouda (Featuring B-Legit & Stressmatic of the Federation)
5
5:03
 
Sick Wid It II (Featuring Turf Talk)
6
3:28
 
JB Stomp Down (Skit)
7
0:19
 
They Might Be Taping
8
3:55
 
Do Ya Head Like This
9
4:45
 
Block Boi (Featuring Miko & Stressmatic of the Federation)
10
3:46
 
White Gurl (Featuring Bun B, Pimp C of UGK & Juelz Santana)
11
4:23
 
GetTheF***On.com, Pt. 1 (Skit)
12
1:16
 
U and Dat (Featuring T. Pain & Kandi Girl)
13
3:22
 
I'm Da Man (Featuring Mike Jones)
14
4:07
 
Yee (Featuring Too $hort & Budda)
15
4:33
 
GetTheF***On.com, Pt. 2 (Skit)
16
1:05
 
Just F****n (Featuring Bosko)
17
4:15
 
Gimme Head (Featuring Al Kapone & Bosko)
18
6:01
 
She Say She Loves Me (Featuring 8 Ball & Bun B)
19
5:18
 
Happy to Be Here (Featuring Bosko & D.D. Artis)
20
3:29
 

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