React (Erick Sermon album)

React is the fifth solo studio album by American rapper and producer Erick Sermon. It was released on November 26, 2002 via J Records, making it his second and final album for the label. Recording sessions took place at L.I.T.E. Recording Studios in Long Island, New York. Production was handled primarily by Sermon, except for several tracks, which were produced by Just Blaze, Andre Ramseur, Kaos, Megahertz and Rick Rock. The album features guest appearances from Free Marie, Icarus, Keith Murray, Khari, Lyric, MC Lyte, Rah Digga, Red Café, Redman, Sy Scott and Gregory Howard.

React
Erick Sermon - React.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 2002
Recorded2001–02
StudioL.I.T.E. Studios (Long Island, NY)
GenreHip hop
Length46:21
LabelJ Records
Producer
Erick Sermon chronology
Music
(2001)
React
(2002)
Chilltown, New York
(2004)
Singles from React
  1. "React"
    Released: October 1, 2002
  2. "Love Iz"
    Released: December 31, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews7.5/10[2]

The album spawned two singles: "React", which made it to #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Love Iz". React peaked at number 72 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"Erick Sermon0:40
2."Here I Iz"Erick Sermon2:01
3."We Don't Care" (featuring Free)Just Blaze3:40
4."Party Right"Erick Sermon3:00
5."React" (featuring Redman)Just Blaze3:38
6."Skit I"Erick Sermon0:57
7."To tha Girlz"Megahertz3:33
8."Love Iz" (featuring Gregory Howard)Erick Sermon3:46
9."Go Wit Me"
  • Erick Sermon
  • Andre Ramseur
4:16
10."Skit II"Erick Sermon1:23
11."Hold Up Dub" (featuring Keith Murray)Rick Rock3:12
12."Tell Me" (featuring MC Lyte & Rah Digga)Erick Sermon3:03
13."Skit III"Erick Sermon1:01
14."S.O.D." (featuring Icarus, Red Café & Sy Scott)
  • Kaos
  • Erick Sermon (co.)
4:11
15."Hip Hop Radio"Erick Sermon3:38
16."Skit IV (Khari)" (featuring Khari)Erick Sermon0:53
17."Don't Give Up" (featuring Lyric)Erick Sermon3:38
Total length:46:21
Sample credits

Love Iz

Hold Up Dub

Hip Hop Radio

Don't Give Up

React

  • "React" contains a sample of female Hindi-language singer Meena Kapoor performing 'Chandhi Ka Badan' from the 1963 Bollywood film Taj Mahal. The sampled line, 'Kisi Ko Khudkushi ka shok ho tow uh huh kya kare' translates as "If someone has suicidal interests, what can we do?" to which Sermon responds, "Whatever she said, then I'm that". The use of the sample drew criticism from the Hindi-speaking community.

Chart historyEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 72
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bush, John. "React - Erick Sermon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 23, 2002). "Erick Sermon :: React :: J Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Erick Sermon Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.

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