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

Scarface “It Ain't Part II” (2000)



Album: The Last Of A Dying Breed
Label: Rap-A-Lot Records
Producer: Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon: “I was in the other room working on the Redman album, doing a cut for Doc's Da Name 2000with George Clinton. And Scarface happens to be upstairs. So I go up there, and it took me fifteen minutes to create this beat. And he's like, 'What's up with that one?' I'm like, 'This one I'm making right here? You can have it.'

“So he lays it down. And I come home from L.A., and I see a video made from that record. Out of all the shit on his album, he chose that as his first single. That was an underground, thug, gangster anthem to people! Down South?! Yo. I couldn't believe that he shot [a video]. Out of all the beats I got, you want to shoot this? I'm like, Damn, I could've been in the video or something. [Laughs.]

“I don't know what the part one was. That still bugs me out. Maybe on one of his other albums they had a part one. I don't know.”

blog comments powered by Disqus