Track Review: E-40 ft. Kamaiyah, ‘Petty’
E-40 proves he is still relevant on electrifying new single, “Petty.” He enlists up-and-coming MC Kamaiyah to assist on verse two.
E-40 has been in the game for a long time. Despite this, the Bay Area MC is nowhere near being “washed up” or irrelevant. He showcases his longevity on hot new single, “Petty.” E-40 doesn’t deliver “Petty” without an assist from up-and-coming female MC, Kamaiyah.
“Petty” has a hypnotic ostinato synth. The production, simply stated, is on-point. E-40 is on autopilot, delivering his rhymes with agility. As usual, it’s punchline after punchline. Beyond E-40’s epic verse, repetitive, but infectious hook is bright spot. There’s nothing complex about it, but it’s the simplicity that sells it.
“Petty, petty / most of these b*tches is petty”
Kamaiyah can’t be left out. While here verse isn’t quite the slaughter fest that 40’s is, it’s still hot, packing a punch. All said and done, “Petty” is chocked full of attitude and swagger.
All in all, “Petty” is well-produced. E-40 is on autopilot – clearly a star. Besides E-40’s awesome verse, the hook is killer in all its simplicity. Kamaiyah is no slouch either on the second verse. “Petty” isn’t revolutionary, but it is rock solid.