By Rob Markman
E-40 has released seven albums in the past two years alone, and this week the Bay Area MC will join host Sway on Wednesday's "RapFix Live" at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com. Long Island, New York legend Bumpy Knuckles will also join the discussion on the red couch.
The Vallejo, California, MC got his start as part of the Click but later signed a deal with Jive and dropped his major-label debut, In a Major Way, in 1995. 40 has since emerged as a cultural ambassador celebrated for not only his music, but his business acumen and knack for introducing unique and catchy hip-hop slang to the world.
During last week's "RapFix Live," Sway sat down with rap icon Nas and covered his career from his 1994 debut until now, and you can expect a similar analysis of E-Fizzle's storied career as well.
Sway will also explore the creative process behind 40's groundbreakingBlock Brochure release. In total, the three combined albums feature 60 songs and boast cameos from Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Tech N9ne, T-Pain and Kendrick Lamar.
Long Island, New York, MC Bumpy Knuckles will also make an appearance on the show. Bumpy, who also records under the name Freddie Foxxx, recently dropped Kolexxxion, a collaborative album with legendary producer DJ Premier. This isn't the first time the two have worked together: Foxxx was a staple in Primo and Guru's Gang Starr Foundation and made an unforgettable performance on Gang Starr's 1998 underground classic cut "The Militia."
Catch E-40 and Bumpy Knuckles on "RapFix Live" Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com, and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists @MTVRapFix!