#30thAnniversary – Erick Sermon “No Pressure”

After an ugly break up with his former partner Parrish Smith, Erick Sermon signed with Def Jam as a solo artist and dropped his first project titled “No Pressure”. Never mind the name of the LP, there was some kind of pressure on E Double, since he had to prove that he could follow up a phenomenal four album stretch with EPMD, the latest being the exceptional “Business Never Personal”. One thing for sure, Sermon proved that he is a master behind the boards, the bass heavy production is as good if not even better than on his previous release with PMD. On the other hand, it’s impossible to ignore the lack of substance of the lyrics, but the Green Eye Bandit’s usual nonchalant delivery on the mic makes up for it and keeps things interesting, while collaboration with Def Squad affiliate Redman and Keith Murray doesn’t hurt either.

If you want to judge for yourself, you can listen to the album below. You also catch all the videos, remixes, b-side, live performance, interviews and you can dig in the samples archives on www.whosampled.com.

Full album on YouTube:

Stream on Spotify & Apple Music.


  • Hittin’ Switches
  • Stay Real
  • Hostile
  • Safe Sex

Remixes & B-Side:

  • Rock Da House
  • Stay Real (Remix)
  • Safe Sex (Remix)

Live Performance & Interviews:

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