NEWS: E-40 Hates Radio Personalities

[Editor's Note: In conjunction with XXL's annual love/hate issue, artists spoke on their personal love/hate moments of the year.]

E-40 hates radio personalities. Well, not really. But in the past year, the veteran slang master has grown increasingly frustrated with a few biased jocks. While DJs have come under fire for alleged payola in the past, Fonzarelli thinks the jock’s credibility is now at an all-time low.

“I hated that a lot of radio jocks, they’re so opinionated like they are A&R’s,” 40 told XXLMag.com. “It came to the extreme this year. But then again, there’s a lot of open-minded ones out there that enjoy the music no matter what.”

“As long as it make your head bop, and they play it at a club and motherfuckas are fucking with it, there it is,” he continued. “But I done heard radio personalities play songs that ain’t nobody fucking with, no requests at all, but they playing it cause they like it themselves personally. And that’s cool, but if it’s a song that you don’t like, but everybody else like, you won’t play that?” -Marvin Brandon

XXL’s January/Febuary (Love/Hate) issue hits stands December 5th.

  • Mad Money

    Man fuck fonzarelli!! And G-UNOT KILLA , you better -bring your spider loc cock sucking ass back on tis site or I’l see you in Crenshaw bitch!

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      I was in an entourage w/ E-40 during an Allstar gala event for Gary Payton when Rasheed Wallace came in. I smacked the shit outta him and said “I’m a Laker fan Bitch & a Crip, Plus a gangbangin ass janitor w/ 3 kids nigga fucc u say bout E-40″ He turned around and said,”Oh SHit G-UNOT KILLA! I’m sorry man I didn’t know 40 water was down w/the Good Squad!” Please don’t fucc me up I’ll even let Pau Gasol score 40 on me!” I then step on a chair and punch him in the chest! He collapsed and started coughing! Richard Hamilton then begged,”Stall him out G-UNOT KILLA! I’ll let you fucc 3 of my Detroit hoes!” I then pull off of him, we later laugh about it now. I was playing Grand Theft Auto IV in his condo in Detroit, I said, “Get me some Ramen Noodles! He said I gotta game in 10 mins! I then stomp a mud hole in his bitch ass back!”

      • DV8

        LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    I feel your pain 40. Even though I like your shit from back in the day better than the latest shit I have to respect it. I do see a whole lot of DJs tryin to make certain records hot even if nobody likes them. I think the “Swagger Like Us” record should have been pumped a little more. The problem is that these DJs are continuing to try to force feed certain shit that we just aint feelin.

    http://www.rapaveli.com

  • niggaplease

    So his complaint is “Wah, people have opinions”.

    Niggas is dumb. Enter the real world and read some Plato, fags.

  • DYE/CRy

    NIGGAPLEASE THE NAME ABOVE ME SHUT THA FUCK UP—–E-40 WATA”S TIGHT THAT NIGGA BEEN IN THE GAME WAY BEFO ANY OF THESES WEAK CATS OUT NOW. 40 KNOWS WHATS HES TALKING ABOUT THE TRUTH.

    • EReal

      “Been in the game 20 years, and you still aint rich, even ya momma upset, cause you still aint shit!”

      • Jkeith734

        EReal for your info 40 was #16 on the Forbes riches rapper list for owning 2 FatBurgers, Dairy Queen, Wing Stop and a chain of BP Gas Stations. And still gettin independent guap since day one. He’s richer than your favorite gay ass rapper who waits on their advance money to buy dubs and petty shit. Take that hater cap off your eyes and see reality.

        • anutha_level

          …say word? that’s some grown man shit fasho. that’s good shit…

  • e 40 is the boss

    shut your ass up, before E-40 Point a gun at your face like he did to biggie’s fatass

    E-40 is the boss

  • yearight

    How can he hate Radio Jocks when he has a radio show himself? Dude needs to stop making excuses for his wack music! You can’t be mad because someone doesn’t like your music. I THINK ITS TIME TO RETIRE 40!!!!

    • AlKillYa

      40s radio show was the shit, it was the only time kmel would play local shit. now its hella hoot.

  • Ace

    I miss G-UNOT KILLA! FREE GUK!!!

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  • E20

    Radio Dj’s been wack.

    They’re just busters who want to be in the music game for all of the wrong reasons (money and fame), and when they couldn’t get a manager let alone any advance money they wind up playing corny music over the airwaves like its the truth.

    There should be a hip hop knowledge test that aspiring radio DJ’s should have to pass. Cause the radio Dj’s I know shouldn’t be allowed to say hip hop let alone play it.

  • TheRefriedMexican

    SOUNDS LIKE 40 IS WHINING TO ME BECAUSE HIS MUSIC ISN’T IN HEAVY ROTATION. MEMO TO ALL RAPPERS: IF YOU WANT YOUR MUSIC PLAYED ON THE RADIO OR YOUR VIDEOS AIRED ON MTV, BET, ETC. SIMPLE, MAKE GOOD MUSIC THAT APPEALS TO ALL
    PS. STOP BITCHIN!!!
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    • krogue

      you want your shit played on the radio and on mtv then you better hand over hella loot.

    • Anti-Mainstream

      Yeah I know…Wackass shit like plies, jeezy, soulja boy, etc. That’s real good music! Radio DJ’s today are really doing their homework when it comes to putting good music on the radio! (I’m being sarcastic) Radio sucks! We need more E-40 and other good music on the radio!

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  • Chris S

    e-40 can’t have an opinion….he’s a retard

  • dat dude

    I’m not even mad at this dude. But wonder would he ever work with Twista? Twista just dropped a new mixtape called “Who’e Got Next” on his label G.M.G. I heard it the other day and it’s kinda dope.

    http://www.myspace.com/twista

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