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Yay! E-40 Speaks On San Francisco Giants' World Series Win

E-40 isn't jumping on the San Francisco Giants bandwagon now that they won the first Major League Baseball World Series in city history. In fact, 40 Water's been riding with the Giants for years now. He followed the team during the late '70s and early '80s when third baseman Darrell Evans and first baseman Jack Clark patrolled the diamond up through the 2000s, when Barry Bonds, his all-time favorite Giants player, broke Hank Aaron's home run record by hitting the most deep balls in MLB history.

It's safe to say that no Bay Area rapper is happier to see the Giants bring the city of San Francisco its first major sports championship since the NFL's 49ers in 1994. To help him celebrate, VIBE.com caught up with 40 to talk about what the victory means to his town. 



I love the hell out of baseball. When I get a chance to watch TV, that's what I watch. I actually like the Giants and the [Oakland] A's because they're both Bay Area teams, but I've followed the Giants a little more closely.

This year was pretty special because, to be honest with you, I didn't know the Giants were as good as they turned out to be this season. I knew they had potential and I know they turned their whole organization over with a fresh new team a couple years ago. But this was—I'm not going to say it was a shocker—but it definitely had everybody out here like, 'Wow.' You know? They walked through the World Series like it was nothing.

The win gives a lot of hope to the city. As far as the rap scene, we've always been trendsetters out here so we like to be recognized. We like to feel like we matter out here. So anything that brings national attention to us like the Giants, we cheer for it. Anything from the Bay that gets national attention, we all got our thumbs up like, 'Okay!'

The Giants win gives us all a lot of faith. You can do anything if you just believe. They didn't have any super-duper superstars. They didn't have Alex Rodriguez. There are no players like that. But they're all humble and they make a great team. That's San Francisco for you. —As told to Chris Yuscavage

→E-40 just wrapped up the Independent Grind Tour alongside Tech N9ne, Glasses Malone, Jay Rock and Kutt Calhoun. He's currently putting the finishing touches on next two solo projects, Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift and Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift, both set to be released in early 2011 as well as a forthcoming collaborative album, The History Channel, with Too $hort due out sometime next year.

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“My little sister was bullied in school and I wanted to show her that if I was bullied by the world you can [get through it],” she said in a video from a panel discussion that was published by the Daily Mail. “I understood for the first time what it’s like being a black woman in  society, and how we can be so disrespected and nobody can really understand to that extent until you have to live it.”

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“She was unforgettable,” Diddy told writer and producer Dream Hampton. “That day turned my world upside down. Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died.”

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Paul claims that the hooks to both songs are “virtually identical and strikingly similar,” reports The Blast. The lawsuit also notes that the songs sound so much alike that Scott changed his lyrics from to “f**k da club up,” “tear the club up” during his Grammys performance in February, without Paul's permission.

The Memphis native is asking for at least $20 million in damages. However, TMZ reported that Scott reached out to Paul sometime Tuesday (April 23) to potentially work out the legal matter.

The “Sicko Mode” rapper has faced multiple lawsuits over the last two years, including being sued for canceling a music festival performance. Last week, Scott lost a nearly $400,000 lawsuit after being sued for pulling out of a party during Super Bowl weekend. In 2017, La Flame was hit with a lawsuit brought on by a fan who was paralyzed after sustaining injuries during one of his concerts.

 

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