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

Redman f/ Keith Murray and Erick Sermon “Cosmic Slop” (1994)



Album: Dare Iz a Darkside
Label: Def Jam
Producer: Reggie Noble

Erick Sermon: “That was the shit that he was on. There's Parliament, and there's Funkadelic, which is what he was on during that album. Whut? Thee Album was more Parliament. Funkadelic is the more rock side, and he had the cover [with the play on the Funkadelic album]. It was the more weird side.

 

People say that album was a failure. That's why [a lot of the production on] Muddy Waters was me. But the underground says Dare Iz A Darkside is their favorite album.

 

“It was mostly him. Reggie had gotten a hold of an MPC-60 [and was making beats]. I didn't do that much work on that album. But that's what's so bugged out. I'm like, 'Reggie, in people's eyes, that's their favorite [Redman] CD.' But that was all him and Rockwilder, who at the time was in a rap group called Xross-Breed. But I had all the singles on that album.

“There was something about my records that fit him. Even though he wanted to experiment, at the end of the day, even he got flack like people didn't like that record. People say that album was a failure. That's why [a lot of the production on] Muddy Waters was me. But the underground says Dare Iz A Darkside is their favorite album. But Muddy Waters was a No. 1 album, from everybody.”

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