EPMD's Erick Sermon Seeks Funding For New Album 'Go'

January 24, 2018
Erick Sermon of EPMD

Erick Sermon of EPMD (Photo credit: Daniel DeSlover/imageSPACE)

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The "Green-Eyed Bandit" needs your help to get his new album completed. EPMD's Erick Sermon is seeking funds to complete his newest album Go through a Kickstarter campaign.

Go features an elite group of collaborators including AZ, Ghostface Killah, Kid Capri, Pharrell, Redman, Too Short and many more. The newly released single "Come Thru" features Craig Mack, Mr. Cheeks and Method Man, and already has the internet buzzing.

Check out "Come Thru," (which contains mature language) here…

The 49-year-old Hip-Hop pioneer tells Rolling Stone "The mixture [of Method Man, Mr. Cheeks and Craig Mack> makes a good club record. Getting everyone to collaborate is like friends getting back together. Everyone who I'm on the record with I'm already friends with, so it's like a normal get-together."

Go is produced through Sermon’s own independent label, Def Squad Records. When starting Def Squad, Sermon says "I'm tired of hearing the depiction of what black people look like in the conversation. I want to make a balance in the culture, so it won't be one-sided."

To finish the album, Sermon has set a $60,000 goal on Kickstarter, with available packages that include tickets to album release parties in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles or Chicago to a private studio session with Sermon, himself.

"I want to bring the balance back to rap music and make songs that are not just about sex, drugs and money, and to give real music a chance," Sermon says.