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Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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All Artists: E-40
Title: Federal
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jive
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 3/14/1995
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, West Coast, Pop Rap, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012414153821, 012414153845

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H. Lind | San Diego, CA United States | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being E-40's first true "LP" to be released, this album's quality amazes me even today. Every one of the 11 songs is worth listening to, and there are very few slow parts on the album. This disc is very underground and street sounding, considering it was released so early in E-40's career when he was still sellin' tapes out of his trunk. But after this CD was released, the north bay area rap scene changed greatly and new respect was given to the area.The disc starts off with an instant classic track, "Drought Season"... this song talks about exactly what the title says - the lack of 'substances' going around in the area. Don't need to explain more than that. Following this track is "Rat Heads", a pretty good cut about snitches in the game. True words spoken on this track. Skipping a couple [good] tracks, we come to two of my favorites on the album - "Hide N Seek" and "Let Him Have It". Earl injects a whole lot of story-telling into his raps and both are like a street-book-on-tape. Both of the beats are insanely well produced and hit your subs with madness.The second half of the CD is just as good as the first. Near the end of the disc, we have "Carlos Rossi" which is possibly the best song on the album, featuring the Click (E-40's group from Vallejo) and a tight beat. "Nuttin' Ass Nigga" is a diss towards Mac Dre, and although the beef has been settled these days, back then things weren't as calm. A great song, even if it is towards another one of my favorite rappers.Overall this disc is a street classic and anyone who enjoys Bay Area rap should not be without it. While not quite as classic as his later albums, "In A Major Way", and "Tha Hall Of Game", Federal paved the way for future hits. Nothing less than an A.OVERALL SCORE: 92 / 100"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"many dope 40 style tracks, simialar to other works by earl stevens. carlo rossi is the #1 cut off of federal."
The Ambassador's first jewel.
Giovanni Colvin | Renton, WA | 05/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the solo album that crowned E-40 the king of rap. This is E-40 at his rawest and hungriest and he kills the competition with every tongue twisting rhyme. His backbreaking flow will hypnotize you from the opening track "Drought Season" and will keep you in submission until the final verse of "Rasta Funky Style", I believe, if you have the original version. The Jive version is still good but it misses three classic cuts. the aforementioned Rasta Funky Style, Get em Up, arguably one of the best songs on the original cd, and Tanji Part II. If you are one of the few fortunate individuals to steal own the original copy guard it with your life because you are in possesion of something real special. 5 out of 5 stars for federal. This was the making of the worlds greatest game spitter and the most innovative hip hop star of all time."