E-40 has officially been honored with his own street in his hometown of Vallejo, Ca., which has been named “E-40 Way” and will be located on the block where the rap legend grew up.
On Sunday (Oct. 22), E-40 attended the unveiling of E-40 Way, which will replace Magazine Street, the strip the rap vet often referred to in his music and served as the inspiration for a track on his Poverty and Prosperity album.
The 55-year-old shared the moment with his followers on social media, posting a photo from the event, in which he can be seen planting a kiss on the pole holding up the signage of the renamed street.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to have my childhood street in Vallejo named after me! Don’t ever give up on your dreams! Thank you to the @CityofVallejo,” the Bay Area native wrote in an Instagram post shared on Sunday (Oct. 22).
The Hall of Game creator was also given the key to the city of Vallejo, becoming the second person in history to ever receive that honor. News of E-40 getting his own street was first announced this past summer, as the Vallejo City Council revealed plans to acknowledge the local icon for his contributions to the city and music. The rapper becomes the third Hip-Hop artist with ties to the Bay Area to have a street named after them, following 2Pac and Too $hort in that regard.
2023 has included a number of highlights for E-40, such as his reception of an honorary doctorate degree in music from his alma mater, Grambling State University, back in May. The wordsmith opened up about his appreciation for being celebrated, speaking at a ceremony in which he shouted out his stomping grounds while noting the road traveled.
“This means so much to me, man, being from Magazine Street – 1300 block [of] Vallejo, California, ya understand me? The Bay Area,” 40 said at the time. “This means so much ’cause I came a long way. I wanna thank God first and foremost. Always. It is with great honor and gratitude that I accept this honorary doctorate in music. I would like to express my appreciation to the administration.”
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