Function (song)

"Function" is the third single from E-40's 16th studio album The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2. The song features fellow rappers YG, Iamsu! and Problem.[1] The song is produced by Trend of the group League of Star 2012. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 3, 2016.

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Single by E-40 featuring YG, Iamsu! and Problem
from the album The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
ReleasedFebruary 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
GenreHip hop
  • Heavy on the Grind Ent.
  • EMI
E-40 singles chronology
"I Don't Fuck with You"
YG singles chronology
"Toot It and Boot It"
"Act Right"

Music videoEdit

The video was released on March 5, 2012 via E-40's account on YouTube.[2] An audio of the song was also released to YouTube on January 14 and has over 4.5 million views.[3] Waka Flocka Flame, Kreayshawn, Roach Gigz, Bobby Brackins, Philthy Rich, B-Legit, DJ Amen and Chris Brown make cameo appearances in the music video.

Critical receptionEdit

When reviewing for The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2, Allmusic stated that "Minimal bass and scrappy attitude turn "Function" into a five-star pusher anthem."[4] RapReviews also gave the song a positive review by saying "The Trend produced song is all the way new school with YG, IAmSu and Problem. 40 still steals the show though."[5]


The official remix features Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Problem, French Montana & Red Cafe.[6] Rapper Tyga freestyled the song on his Well Done 3 mixtape.

Chart performanceEdit

On March 24, "Function" reached #62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, before the album was released.[7] "Function" has also peaked at #42 on the Billboard Rap chart. It debuted on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at #22 on May 13, 2012. It is E-40's first appearance on that chart since 2008's "Wake It Up", featuring Akon.


Chart (2012) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 21
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 69
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[10] 22


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Steven Horowitz (2012-03-13). "E-40 "The Block Brochure" Cover Art, Tracklist". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. ^ "Music Video: E-40 "Function" Feat. YG, Problem & IamSU!". YouTube. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ "E-40 "Function" Ft. YG, IamSu, and Problem". YouTube. 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. ^ David Jeffries (2012-03-26). "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil, Pt. 2 - E-40 | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "E-40 :: The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2 :: Heavy on the Grind/EMI Music". 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  6. ^ Shipley, Al (2013-07-24). "E-40 f/ French Montana, Young Jeezy, Red Café, Chris Brown and Problem "Function (Remix)" (2012) - The Best Rap Remixes Since 2000". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  7. ^ "E-40 - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  8. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles – Issue Date: 2012-05-19" (requires registration). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  9. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – E-40 – Function". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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