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Loyalty and Betrayal is the sixth studio album by American rapper E-40, released October 10, 2000 on Jive and Sick Wid It Records. The album features production by Battlecat, Bosko, Jazze Pha, Rick Rock and Tone Capone. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 18 on the Billboard 200.[4] Two singles were released, "Behind Gates" and "Nah, Nah...", the latter peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[5] The album features guest performances by fellow members of The Click: B-Legit, D-Shot and Suga-T, as well as Mack 10, Eightball, Too Short, Young Mugzi, Levitti, Pimp C and Birdman.

Loyalty and Betrayal
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2000
GenreHip hop
LabelJive, Sick Wid It
ProducerBattlecat, Blaqtoven, Bosko, Don Juan, D-Wiz, Jazze Pha, Rick Rock, SMK, Tone Capone
E-40 chronology
Charlie Hustle: The Blueprint of a Self-Made Millionaire
Loyalty and Betrayal
Grit & Grind
Singles from Loyalty and Betrayal
  1. "Nah, Nah..."
    Released: September 26, 2000
  2. "Behind Gates"
    Released: December 20, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews8/10 stars[2]
Vibe3/5 stars[3]

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song "Behind Gates", featuring Ice Cube and a cameo appearance by WC. A second single, "Nah, Nah...", was also released as a music video, featuring Nate Dogg and cameo appearances by Ant Banks, JT the Bigga Figga, Mac Shawn and The Click.

Track listingEdit

1."Intro"Tone Capone2:35
2."Loyalty & Betrayal"Rick Rock4:34
3."Lace Me Up" (featuring Suga-T)Bosko4:04
4."Ya Blind" (featuring Jazze Pha & Eightball)Jazze Pha4:28
5."Sinister Mob" (featuring Nate Dogg)Don Juan5:01
6."Nigga Shit" (featuring Mack 10, The Click & Levitti)Bosko5:51
7."Nah, Nah..." (featuring Nate Dogg)Battlecat3:41
8."Pop Ya Collar" (featuring Otis & Shug & The Click)Tone Capone4:04
9."Record Company (Skit)" (featuring) 1:29
10."To Whom this May Concern"Blaqthoven4:10
11."Like a Jungle" (featuring Kokane & Young Mugzi)Bosko4:08
12."Behind Gates" (featuring Ice Cube)Rick Rock4:12
13."Doin' the Fool" (featuring Pastor Troy, Al Kapone, Too Short & Pimp C)SMK4:18
14."Flamboastin'" (featuring Baby)DJ Silk4:24
15."It's Pimpin'" (featuring Freaky)Rick Rock4:39
16."Clown Wit' It" (featuring Mystikal)Bosko4:02


Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 18
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 4


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Review: Loyalty and Betrayal. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash'. Review: Loyalty and Betrayal. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
  3. ^ Columnist. "Review: Loyalty and Betrayal". Vibe: 160. November, 2000.
  4. ^ ((( Loyalty and Betrayal > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
  5. ^ ((( Loyalty and Betrayal > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
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  7. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "E-40 Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.