E-40's been Mr. Flamboyant, super-blappin the English language since the beginning of hip hop. Still, he made time in the last twelve months to record FOUR albums for the shelves, two of which (Overtime Shift and Graveyard Shift) will be released today. He talked with us about uptempo tracks before and after the Hyphy movement, clearing Bjork samples and staying consistent, creative and relevant. Bonus XCLUSIVE: E-40 sees very well, he's just worn those tiny glasses on his precious face since, "before rap" as "throw off methods." There are no rules to this shit, so long as you put in 100% work.