Erick Sermon has joined
Clive Davis at J Records. Currently, he tops the Billboard
R&B chart with "Music," a song which has fast
become one of radio’s most played singles and features the
rare vocals of Marvin Gaye.
among other songs already being recorded with artists such
as Redman, Scarface, and LL Cool J, will be featured on
Erick Sermon’s first solo album for J Records entitled
The Sermon due out in early Fall.
EPMD joins the J Records roster and production has begun
on a new album for the reunited group. Furthermore, J Records
has inked a production deal with Sermon’s Def Squad Records
and a producer deal for Erick Sermon who will produce future
songs for J Records artists.
years I have in this business I’m counting as experience
and now it’s time to do WORK," comments CEO/Producer/Artist/Entrepreneur
Erick Sermon. "J Records is giving me a great opportunity
and the knowledge, wisdom and skills of the people here
at J – starting with the man on top – will greatly enhance
the Def Squad foundation."
thrilled to welcome Erick Sermon into the J Records family,"
comments J Records Chairman and CEO Clive Davis. "Throughout
the hip-hop era, Erick has been a major trendsetter. Whether
it’s been with EPMD, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Xzibit, Eminem
or Blackstreet, his skills have always earned him the highest
respect. He’s on fire right now with "Music" and
we literally can’t wait to introduce everyone to the next
chapter of The Sermon!"
General Manager of Def Squad, comments, "Already having
a strong relationship with J Records through my clients
Next and R.L., I knew that the label would be a great place
for Erick and the Def Squad family and that Erick had hit
material for the label. And as I hoped, Clive and Erick
really hit it off. This is going to be a great situation
for all of us."