The Click

The Click

Biography

A Bay Area family affair, The Click is a four-member hip-hop posse from Vallejo, California, headed up by rapper E-40 (Earl Stevens) and including his brother D-Shot, sister Suga T, and cousin B-Legit, who grew up in the same household. Though he first achieved solo success, E-40 actually began his career with the group, which was formed in 1986 as the Most Valuable Players and performed at a Grambling State University talent show. The response encouraged the group to rename itself and get down to business, and they released a single called "The King's Men."

Meanwhile, E-40 - earning his nickname of Charlie Hustle - followed the path of many other successful entrepreneurs, selling tapes from the trunk of his car in the late '80s. (He did so, however, while also managing a family run clothing store and working a day job at an oil refinery). E-40 started his own label, Sick Wid It Records, that put out a couple of The Click's cassettes and the group's official debut, Down & Dirty.

In 1993, the perseverance paid off as E-40 landed a guest spot on Spice 1's 187 He Wrote and got the attention of Jive Records, which signed a distribution deal with Sick Wid It. After the 1994 success of The Mail ManE-40's first album for the label, Jive released Click's major-label debut, Game Related, the following year. But thanks to E-40's solo career, plus the solo outings of The Click's three other members, it was six years before a follow-up saw the light of day. Money & Muscle, which was finally released in the summer of 2001, saw the group once again serving up heavy bottomed West Coast G-funk with occasionally lighthearted lyrics, such as "Hector da Ho Protector," a direct descendant of E-40's 1994 hit "Captain Save a Ho."

Discography

The Click - Let's Side

The Click - Let's Side

Sick Wid' It Records 1990
The Click - Down And Dirty

The Click - Down And Dirty

Jive 1993
The Click - Game Related

The Click - Game Related

Jive 1995
The Click - Money & Muscle

The Click - Money & Muscle

Jive 2001
The Click - The Best Of The Click

The Click - The Best Of The Click

BMG Special Products 2003

Guest Appearances

E-40 - The Mail Man
  • Captain Save A Hoe

E-40 - The Mail Man

Jive 1994
E-40 - Charlie Hustle: Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire
  • Fuckin' They Nose

E-40 - Charlie Hustle: Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire

Jive 1999
Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It
  • Game

Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It

Pushin' Hits Productions 2000
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal
  • Nigga Shit

E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal

Jive 2000
The Mossie - Point Seen Money Gone
  • Curb Service

The Mossie - Point Seen Money Gone

Sick Wid' It Records, Bayside Entertainment 2001
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift
  • Click About It

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2011

Compilations

Phat Beach (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Gotta Have Game

Various - Phat Beach (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Blunt Recordings 1996
High School High (The Soundtrack)
  • Why You Wanna Funk?

Various - High School High (The Soundtrack)

Big Beat 1996
Original Gangstas (The Soundtrack)
  • On The Grind

Various - Original Gangstas (The Soundtrack)

Noo Trybe Records 1996
Dangerous Ground (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Struggled & Strived

Various - Dangerous Ground (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Jive 1997
SMG Solar Music Group Presents Rappers To Riches
  • Let's Get Drunk

Various - SMG Solar Music Group Presents Rappers To Riches

SMG Solar Music Group 1997
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin' 2: The Mob Bosses
  • We Came To Rock Ya Body

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin' 2: The Mob Bosses

Shot Records 1998
Sick Wid' It's Greatest Hits
  • Hurricane

Various - Sick Wid' It's Greatest Hits

Sick Wid' It Records 1999
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits
  • We Came To Rock Ya Body

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits

Shot Records 2000
Obstacles (The Soundtrack)
  • So High

Various - Obstacles (The Soundtrack)

Shot Records 2000
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit' Us: Tha Compilation Vol. 1
  • We Came

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1

DPG Recordz 2001
Various - East Meets West
  • So High

Various - East Meets West

Prodigee Records 2015