Loose Links: Erick Sermon Talks Classic Records, Birdman Launches Publishing Company, Killer Mike Talks "R.A.P. Music" With El-P
Erick Sermon breaks down the classics, Birdman gives the skinny on Cash Money Content and Killer Mike talks about his album with El-P.
Whether he was rocking with Def Squad or his partner Parrish Making Dollars in EPMD, producer/rapper Erick Sermon has been behind some of Hip Hop's biggest hits. But 25 years in the game and a bevy of group and solo records isn't keeping the Green Eyed Bandit content, as the Long Island veteran dropped his latest mixtape Breath of Fresh Air this past February. To commemorate his latest project, Complex decided to chop it up with Sermon about some of his biggest records.
Say what you will about the YMCMB's music, there's one thing Hip Hop fans can't take away from them: their success. After 15 years in the industry, Cash Money impresario Birdman has turned making money a science. Now, the rapper/mogul is putting his money behind a new venture that he hopes will benefit the youth of America: Cash Money Content, a book publishing house. Black Enterprise got the scoop from the former Big Tymer about his business latest endeavour and why he hopes it will get kids reading.
Although Killer Mike and El-P gave listeners a look into their collaborative album R.A.P. Music (Rebellious African Peoples Music) with the leak of "Big Beast," fans are clamoring for more cuts from the Grind Time Rap Gang rapper and former Company Flow producer's forthcoming album. Now, in a recent interview with The BoomBox, Mike Bigga explains how he and the New York underground Hip Hop icon first linked up for the project, as well as his father's days as a police officer.