Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon Says He Turned Down an Opportunity to Produce on Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

In the world of Hip-Hop production, Illmatic is highly acclaimed as the ultimate work to feature big league Hip-Hop producers. Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor? The gem speaks for itself. Hip-hop enthusiasts have always played with the idea of hearing other classic beatmakers on Illmatic including RZA, Easy Mo Bee, and Erick Sermon. […]

5 Times Redman Bodied A Guest Feature

Redman is a rapper’s rapper — an artist that truly embodies what it is to have funk, style and to really immerse oneself in the beat. Having been introduced to the world through EPMD’s track “Hardcore” in 1990, he hasn’t missed a beat since. As the Jersey-bred rapper just hit 48 years old this past […]

Hip-Hop Mourns The Passing of 90s Hip-Hop Icon Craig Mack

Craig Mack, whose 1994 hit single “Flava In Ya Ear” thrilled the era of 90’s hip-hop, died on Monday (Mar. 12) from heart failure near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was 47 years old. During the wee hour of 2 am on Tuesday, legendary hip-hop DJs Funk Flex, Biz Markie, and DJ Scratch […]

Mobb Deep: 10 Hip-Hop Songs That Sampled ‘Shook Ones’

Words by Ime Ekpo You can not call yourself a hip-hop head if the Mobb hasn’t shaken you with the realness. Bombarded with a rigid lyrical approach and dense street mannered content, Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones (Part II)” became instrumental in the 1995 resurgence of hardcore rapping for the east coast, New York City, in […]

Premiere: Erick Sermon produces King Myers’ new single, “I Need”

Long Island is making a major comeback into the hip-hop world in 2016, and King Myers is definitely aiding in that process. This time around, he liberates a soulful cut titled “I Need” which features an R&B artist from Long Island by the name of Voice, and produced by Erick Sermon, producer/rapper from the legendary […]

Erick Sermon Drops “Make Room” Featuring Sheek Louch & Joell Ortiz

Erick Sermon releases “Make Room,” off his forthcoming solo album E.S.P. Erick Sermon of EPMD releases the first single from his upcoming solo album, E.S.P. The new single, “Make Room,” features New York spitters Sheek Louch and Joell Ortiz with Erick Sermon handling the production himself. “I felt that Hip Hop was making a come […]