E-40 is a guest on The Real this week and he stopped by to talk about his life and career as well as one of his last memories of his friend Tupac Shakur.
Living legend E-40 got sentimental for a moment when asked what his favorite memory of Tupac was.
“It’s one of my greatest memories, but it’s also one of my saddest memories,” he says, remembering a conversation he had with him on the set of his 1996 single “Rapper’s Ball.” He was there and he was telling me about, you know, how he had an album for when he died.
“He was there and he was telling me about, you know, how he had an album for when he died,” says 40. “I don’t think, I mean, he felt like he was going to die. He just had it prepared because he was a workaholic. You know, Tupac would go into the studio and make like 6 or 7 songs in one day. That’s how he operated. He was real quick with his pen. So, now when I think about it, you know, you build up your catalog. You know if you serious about being in the industry and um, carving your identity into the history books, you going to continuously stay in the studio.”
Tupac’s work ethic would go on to rub off on a new generation of rappers who seem to make entire mixtapes in a day now. He’s also cemented in the history books as he recently was selected to enter the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The long-awaited biopic on his life, All Eyez On Me, is also set to hit theaters this summer.
Tune into The Real on Wednesday, Jan. 4 to see the rest of 40’s interview.