Enjoying unprecedented success in his fourth decade of rap stardom, E-40 shares the Caribbean-inflected video for “One Night.” Riding bouncy, square wave synths over stuttering drums, 40 delivers an addictive club jam with the new single, featuring an infectious hook from dancehall singer Konshens, a passionate verse from Ty Dolla $ign, and some ferocious bars from the man himself, setting the scene for his night out: “Drunker than a motherfucker/High as a kite/Strawberry kush/tequila and sprite/Got in with my cig/Snuck in with my stick/’What you mean a stick?’/Extended clip.” The video portrays a vivid scene of late-night debauchery, with the three artists enjoying the company of beautiful women under neon lights.
Last week, the prolific hip-hop legend shared The Gift of Gab, his 28th solo studio album, and the first of three 2018 albums in the The Definition Series. On the new album, 40 flexes his lexicon over high-definition Bay Area beats, wielding his unmatchable signature flow to expand his sonic palette and mutate the mainstream to fit his singular vision. Prior to “One Night,” the Yay Area’s most famous rapper shared videos for “Wicked” and “Ain’t Talking Bout Nothin,” which boasts guest spots from Vince Staples and G Perico. Featuring additional appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Kent Jones, Yhung T.O., Problem, FMB DZ, Sada Baby, Konshens and more, The Gift of Gab is available via Sick Wid It Records.