Bay Area Hip-Hop Legends Team Up For Epic Double Album

Bay Area Hip-Hop Legends Team Up For Epic Double Album
When Too $hort released his first album "Don't Stop Rappin" in 1983, Kanye West was five years old, Lil' Wayne was still in diapers and Kendrick Lamar hadn't even been born yet.

The rap legend and the similarly venerable E-40 are the founding fathers of the San Francisco Bay Area hip hop scene.

Knowingly or not, much of the present hip hop world, both nationally and in the Bay Area, has at least a bit of their thumbprint on it. For example, if you've heard a slang term in a hip hop song over the past two decades, there's a good chance that E-40 invented it--"fo shizzle," ya' feel me," etc.

Both rappers are well aware of their legacies, so it makes sense that when "History: Function & Mob Music," their long-anticipated joint double album dropped this week, reflection on said legacy would be front and center.

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