Erick Sermon Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Redman “Can't Wait” (1994)



Album: Dare Iz a Darkside
Label: Def Jam
Producer: Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon: “A guy named Mike City, who's a famous producer for Brandy and Sunshine Anderson, said that record is how he started producing. He said it gave him the formula to do Carl Thomas' single 'I Wish,' because of the one-two of it. Mike City did 'Full Moon' for Brandy, and again, those are songs that [were influenced by the production on 'Can't Wait']. I can't remember the sample I found, but I mixed it in with the [Mary Jane Girls] beat, and that was it.

“I always ask him what did he mean by that, 'Switchin' speeds like Bruce Lee ridin' a Fuji in a movie...' line. I still don't have a clue what he means by that. I still don't get it.”

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