E-40 recently showed love to his alma mater, Grambling State University, with a $100,000 donation to the HBCU.
The money will support several of the university’s music programs, including aiding the school’s music department and the marching band. The funds also aided in the creation of a recording studio, “so students can follow their dreams in music like he did,” according to a press release. The university then honored the Vallejo native by naming a studio after him, the Earl “E-40” Stevens Sound Recording Studio.
"Our youth is full of brilliant minds & extraordinary talent," E-40 captioned an Instagram post that captured the event.
E-40 recently sat down with LL COOL J for an interview with ROCK THE BELLS radio, and talked about his experiences growing up and how they shaped him as a man and musician.
"We were in the hood by force, not by choice," E-40 told LL COOL J. LL asked him to elaborate and "unpack that."
"Meaning that was the only place we could afford to live," E-40 explained with a chuckle. "And I wanted to work hard to get out. To this day, I bring the hood to me and stay connected with those who rocked with me, instead of me sitting on the corner, acting like I'm still locked in."