EPMD's own Erick Sermon is back. It had been about eleven years since he came out with a new single as a solo artist, until this past April when he released "Make Room" featuring Sheek Louch and Joell Ortiz. Just two days ago, he gave us the official video to the self-produced song. The video premiered exclusively on World Star Hip Hop and has received over a million views so far on their website.
Hitting us with that New York rough rhyme style the streets appreciate, Eric Sermon told The Source:
I felt that Hip Hop was making a come back. Hip Hop was in a bad place for a while, and even though NY was making records, the records were not New York, at least to me it wasn’t... I made this record when I was in Berlin and I had it for a minute and then I thought we need a rally like this now; I made the phone call to Sheek Louch and Joell Ortiz... Out of all the celebrities that I know, as far as an immediate response, Sheek and Joell Ortiz are always there... I worked with them before on the Hard Knock Life album. For “Make Room,” I wanted emcees that were going to represent. Sheek Louch did one of the best verses of his career. It showcases them and it showcases NY and it’s a big record. You can’t front on this. The beats, the rhymes the chorus, it’s a NY Hip Hop record.
The last time he dropped a solo album was in '04 as well, but the good news is he's coming out with this 16-track LP, E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception), soon. Some of the artists we'll hear on the album include: Too Short, Syleena Johnson, Redman, Method Man, Krayzie Bone, and Mary J. Blige.
E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception) will be released on August 28, 2015, but you can get it on pre-sale at Amazon.
For Erick Sermon's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic artist page.