Chilltown, New York

Chilltown, New York is the sixth solo studio album by American rapper and producer Erick Sermon. It was released on June 22, 2004 via Def Squad/Universal Motown Records Group. Recording sessions took place at L.I.T.E. Recording Studios in Long Island, New York. Production was handled solely by Sermon. The album features guest appearances from Sy Scott, Redman, 11/29, Dahlia Anderson, Keith Murray, Khari, Slimkid3, Talib Kweli and Whip Montez. The album spawned two singles: "Relentless"/"I'm Not Him" and "Feel It".

Chilltown, New York
Chilltown, NY Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2004
Recorded2003–04
StudioL.I.T.E. Studios (Long Island, NY)
GenreHip hop
Length52:23
Label
Producer
Erick Sermon chronology
React
(2002)
Chilltown, New York
(2004)
E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception)
(2015)
Singles from Chilltown, New York
  1. "Relentless/I'm Not Him"
    Released: February 17, 2004
  2. "Feel It"
    Released: March 23, 2004

The album peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
HipHopDX3/5[3]
Pitchfork7.4/10[4]
RapReviews8/10[5]

Chilltown, New York received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 74, based on 8 reviews.[1] Lee Henderson of PopMatters stated, "As strong as anything Sermon's done".[6] Steve Juon of RapReviews praised the album saying, "Chilltown, New York proves itself a worthy successor not only to 2002's React but to the rest of Sermon's long and storied rap career".[5] Jamin Warren of Pitchfork said, "No doubt, Chilltown consistently delivers solid hip-hop cuts. But in comparison to his 2002 release React, Sermon's well of creativity might be running dry".[4] AllMusic reviewer Andy Kellman said, "Chilltown won't be thought of as a classic down the line, but it hardly weakens the MC/producer's reputation".[2]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Erick Sermon.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Home" (Intro)
3:26
2."Wit Ee's"E. Sermon3:13
3."Relentless"3:20
4."Jackin' For Rhymes" (Skit)E. Sermon1:23
5."Street Hop" (featuring Redman & Tre)
3:47
6."Chillin'" (featuring Talib Kweli & Whip Montez)3:30
7."Like Me" (featuring Sy Scott & Khari)
  • E. Sermon
  • K. Santiago
  • S. Scott
  • T. Shaw
3:02
8."Matrix" (Skit)E. Sermon0:54
9."God Sent"E. Sermon3:05
10."I'm Not Him"
  • E. Sermon
  • C. Ridenhour
  • E. Sadler
  • H. Boxley
  • G. Clinton Jr.
3:41
11."MC One Bar" (Skit)E. Sermon1:35
12."Feel It" (featuring Sy Scott)
3:40
13."Future Thug" (featuring Redman & 11/29)
3:41
14."Do You Know" (featuring Dahlia Anderson)
3:52
15."Listen" (featuring Sy Scott & Keith Murray)
3:32
16."Hip Hop" (Skit)E. Sermon0:22
17."Can U Hear Me Now"
3:54
Total length:52:23
Sample credits

Relentless

Street Hop

Chillin'

I'm Not Him

Feel It

Do You Know

Can U Hear Me Now

Chart historyEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 61
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 16
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[9] 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chilltown New York by Erick Sermon". Metacritic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Chilltown, New York - Erick Sermon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Tindal, K.B. (June 21, 2004). "Erick Sermon - Chilltown New York". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Warren, Jamin (July 29, 2004). "Erick Sermon: Chilltown, New York". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (June 29, 2004). "Erick Sermon :: Chilltown, New York :: Universal Motown Records Group". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Henderson, Lee (December 7, 2004). "Erick Sermon: Chilltown New York". PopMatters. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.

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