I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since “Tell Me When to Go” was released. This song still goes hard, and gets people moving to this day! If you’re from the Bay Area and been down with E-40 since day one (like me), when you hear this song come on…it’s time to go dum!
The success of the Hyphy movement is still an on-going debate. Even though the movement was short lived, the impact and influence it had on the Bay Area will never be forgotten. It opened the doors for a lot of artists and spotlighted the Bay Area music scene at that time. When E-40 dropped My Ghetto Report Card during the rise of the Hyphy movement, he put a lot of artists on! And this album and song is what helped the whole movement gain national attention.
The Bay Area is long overdue for another anthem like this. Hell we need another movement all together! But, until that happens, enjoy todays #TBT classic and get hyphy for old times’ sake.