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Chilltown, New York Erick Sermon's a vet. After 15 years as a producer-rapper -- solo and as half of seminal duo EPMD -- E-Dub has mastered his patient, lisp-laden flow...Chilltown, New York Erick Sermon's a vet. After 15 years as a producer-rapper -- solo and as half of seminal duo EPMD -- E-Dub has mastered his patient, lisp-laden flow...2004-06-25
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Chilltown, New York

Lead Performer: Erick Sermon; Producer (group): Def Squad, Universal; Status: In Season

Erick Sermon’s a vet. After 15 years as a producer-rapper – solo and as half of seminal duo EPMD – E-Dub has mastered his patient, lisp-laden flow and a unique electro-funk sound to match. Sadly, on his fifth solo album, his preoccupation with age and past-due credit – ”A&R’s sayin’ they won’t sign me/’Cause they see my face and think I’m done” – deadens even his thickest bass lines and most buoyant beats. Never let the chip on your shoulder outweigh the bump in your trunk.

Originally posted June 25 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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