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Rapper E-40 says city officials kept him out of Shoreline show

Original post made on Aug 27, 2012

When the Rock the Bells hip hop festival hit the Shoreline Amphitheater on Aug. 25, Bay Area hip hop icons Too Short and E-40 were conspicuously absent after performing in the first leg of the tour in San Bernardino. E-40 claims Mountain View doesn't want the duo at Shoreline, but city officials say they have nothing to do with the show's line-up.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:06 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Mark, a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Sounds to me like E40 and Too Short might have set the price too high for their performances and Shoreline said "No thanks." ... and NOW the rappers want to blame it on the Shoreline Ampitheater management. HaHaHa ... rap is crap, and that's the truth! It is simply guttural, gradeschool rhyming performed with grunts and bad, bad "muzik" in the background.

Posted by tommy_g, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

E40 Too Short?? Who cares. They bring nothing to the table......rap is crap is lightweight compared to what I would like to call it, but of course they delete ALL my posts......wait a minute....maybe it was the MV Voice that kept E40 and Too Short out of the concert. Seems like they don't let ppl voice their own opinion..........I'll come back in 4-5 hours, to see my post......GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by randy albin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

this is really a long stretch from the bill graham days when he would book acts into concerts. is there something racial going on here? just go out into the general public to see or experience what discrimination really is. these people should cool down and find where they would be heralded in

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

"They can't even give us an excuse or nothing."

Due to illiteracy?

Posted by gcoladon, a resident of Slater
on Aug 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

USA, illiterate means 'unable to read or write'. I think you meant to say that he uses bad (or poor?) grammar.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

USA is a registered user.

Illiteracy leads to poor spoken grammar.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

USA is a registered user.

I stand corrected. E-40 can write, Web Link

Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

Otto Maddox is a registered user.

We can mock all we like.

Even if we do think this rapper is mistaken about the City caring one way or the other about his appearance at Shoreline.. this guy is laughing all the way to the bank.

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