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

Redman & Eminem “Off The Wall” (2000)



Album: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (Soundtrack)
Label: Def Jam
Producer: Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon: “There was another beat on that record [at first]. And I didn't like it. So I remixed the beat. When Em heard the beat, he said, 'I'm doing my rhymes over.' So they [both] used the same rhymes, but they said them over. I wasn't there when they spit their verses though.

 

Whenever there's something that has to do with Redman, I gotta listen to it. And I didn't like the beat. I said, 'Let me do the beat over.'

 

“People know that Eminem is a big Redman fan, so that was just something to do. Whoever hooked it up, hooked it up for the movie. And then, whenever there's something that has to do with Redman, I gotta listen to it. And I didn't like the beat. I said, 'Let me do the beat over.'

“They both were going in. It could have been a better record. The beat [I used for the remix] was something like the original beat that was made. If it was up to me, It would have been a funk beat.

"But the [original] beat was on that new style. I made mine a little funkier, with a Timbaland-type style. The other beat was weirder than the one I made. Mine had a little more funk to it.”

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