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

Def Squad “Rapper's Delight” (1997)



Album: In Tha Beginning... There Was Rap
Label: Priority
Producer: Sylvia Robinson

Erick Sermon: “That came from whatever that Priority album was that went Platinum. We were a part of that, where everybody had to do [classic] songs from other people. They told us to do a song, and we picked that. It was the fact that we had three people, and that was the first thing that came to mind. Like, 'Yo, let's do “Rapper's Delight”.'

“We didn't take that record seriously. We were doing a favor by remixing a record. That's what they told us to do. We didn't know if was going to blow up like that, and go No. 1 on MTV. We had no idea that they were going to ask us to make a video. Hell no.”

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