Music (Erick Sermon album)

Music is the fourth solo studio album by American rapper Erick Sermon. It was released on October 30, 2001 via J Records, making it his debut album on the label. Production was handled entirely by Sermon, except for the song "It's Nuttin'", which was produced by Rockwilder. The album features guest appearances from Keith Murray, Redman, Cadillac Tah, Daytona, Khari, LL Cool J, Marvin Gaye, Olivia, Scarface and Sy Scott.

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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2001
StudioL.I.T.E. Studios (Long Island, NY)
GenreHip hop
LabelJ Records
Erick Sermon chronology
Erick Onasis
Singles from Music
  1. "Music"
    Released: June 12, 2001
  2. "I'm Hot"
    Released: September 25, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The album spawned two singles: "Music" and "I'm Hot". Its title track, "Music", which sampled vocals from Marvin Gaye and in terms of chart position is Sermon's most popular song, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, along with inclusion on the soundtrack of the Martin Lawrence/Danny DeVito film What's the Worst That Could Happen?; the music video for the song featured scenes from the film intermixed with clips of Gaye performing in archived music videos and music programs.

The album reached number 33 on the Billboard 200 albums chart making it Sermon's second most popular solo album.

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Erick Sermon, except for track 2 composed by Rockwilder.

2."It's Nuttin'" (featuring Khari & Daytona)3:12
3."Come Thru"3:13
4."Music" (featuring Marvin Gaye)3:43
5."Skit I"1:05
6."Now Whut's Up" (featuring Redman, Keith Murray & Sy Scott)3:39
7."I'm That Nigga"3:11
8."Genius E Dub" (featuring Olivia)3:37
9."Skit II"1:43
10."Ain't No Future...2001"4:11
11."Do-Re-Mi" (featuring LL Cool J & Scarface)4:34
12."I'm Hot"3:48
13."Up Them Thangs" (featuring Keith Murray & Cadillac Tah)3:37
14."The Sermon"3:04
15."Skit III"1:49
16."Music (Remix)" (featuring Redman & Keith Murray)3:36
Total length:47:15
Sample credits[3]

Come Thru


I'm That Nigga

Genius E Dub

Ain't No Future...2001

I'm Hot

The Sermon

Music [Remix]

Chart historyEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 33
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 8


  1. ^ Conaway, Matt. "Music - Erick Sermon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 6, 2001). " Feature for November 6, 2001 - Erick Sermon's "Music"". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Music by Erick Sermon: Album Samples, Covers and Remixes". WhoSampled. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.

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