Erick Sermon of EPMD Announces A Kickstarter Campaign To Support A New Album, ‘GO’
The legendary “green-eyed-bandit,” Erick Sermon, has taken to Kickstarter to announce plans to collaborate with fans on a new album.
Erick Sermon, one-half of the supremely talented rap duo, EPMD, has announced plans to collaborate with fans on a Kickstarter campaign. The plan is to gather enough resources and funds to put out a self-produced, community-sponsored album titled, GO, which is poised to feature 11 new tracks, plus a bonus single for Kickstarter backers.
GO already has a solid stable of featured guest appearances as Pharrell, Method Man, AZ, Too $hort, Big K.R.I.T., plus E-Double’s Def Squad compadres, Redman and Keith Murray, and more are slated on the bill.
According to our sources, eight tracks have already been recorded with another three to follow. One that is in the kitchen being cooked up is called “Southern Girl,” and according to Erick Sermon, the song was inspired by his mom who grew up in Alabama and Florida. “I like to think that everyone is a Southern girl at heart,” Sermon said in a press release. GO will drop on Sermon’s new independent label, Def Squad Records, and you can get in while the getting is good and earn some really cool rewards, including:
A bonus single only for Kickstarter backers ($2)
The digital album ($15)
Def Squad T-shirt ($35)
Two tickets to album release parties in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles or Chicago ($55)
The opportunity to have an exclusive beat produced by Erick Sermon ($5,000)
“Kickstarter is a great way for the fans to help me build this label from the ground up and put out new great talent like I always used to do,” Erick said. “To be able to collectively have a house (read “label”) of my own music and let the fans be a part of something great [is wonderful].”
Support black creatives by checking out Erick Sermon’s Kickstarter page here.