Erick Sermon Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 2)

Busta Rhymes f/ Raekwon “Goldmine” (2006)



Album: The Big Bang
Label: Flipmode/Aftermath/Interscope
Producer: Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon: “That was the first record that Dr. Dre EQ'd on the album. Busta Rhymes called me like, 'Yo Erick, send me that record now. Dre wants to mix the record now.'

"So I had to go home and go get it. And this was before YouSendIt was out, so I had to do some shit where you could bounce the tracks in and put them through in the big studio in Manhattan and send them to L.A.

 

Busta Rhymes had about ten beats of mine. And Dre picked that one record. A lot of the stuff Busta had, Dre didn't like. That's why it took three years for Busta to come out on Aftermath.

 

“That record right there, I played it on the W-30, but Dre enhanced it with the EQ and made it stronger. I love that record. Those drums were from the other side of the Isaac Hayes record I sampled on 'Tonight's Da Night.'

“Busta Rhymes had about ten beats of mine. And Dre picked that one record. A lot of the stuff Busta had, Dre didn't like. That's why it took three years for Busta to come out on Aftermath.

“I love that album. That album was phenomenal. But say it was three years earlier, he would've sold mad records. Him only going Gold on that was a problem. That was an amazing album. But it was too late.”

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