React (Erick Sermon album)

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React
Studio album by Erick Sermon
Released November 19, 2002 (U.S.)
Recorded L.I.T.E. Recording Studios,
Long Island, New York
Genre East Coast hip hop
Label J Records
Producer Erick Sermon
Just Blaze
Rick Rock
Megahertz
Andre Ramseur
Kaos
Erick Sermon chronology
Music
(2001)
React
(2002)
Chilltown, New York
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

React is Erick Sermon's fifth album. It received mediocre critical and commercial success despite featuring the single "React" which was a Rhythmic Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 hit. John Bush of Allmusic describes it as being a "hardcore follow-up to his 2001 crossover hit Music" as well as commenting on its "dark tone" and "raw raps".[1]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Intro" E. Sermon Erick Sermon *Interlude*
2 "Here I Iz" E. Sermon Erick Sermon Erick Sermon
3 "We Don't Care" E. Sermon, J. Smith Just Blaze Erick Sermon, Free
4 "Party Right" E. Sermon Erick Sermon Erick Sermon
5 "React" E. Sermon, R. Noble, J. Smith Just Blaze Erick Sermon, Redman
6 "Skit I" E. Sermon Erick Sermon *Interlude*
7 "To tha Girlz" E. Sermon, D. Wesley Megahertz Erick Sermon
8 "Love Iz" E. Sermon, J. Simmons, D. Michaels, A. Green Erick Sermon Erick Sermon, Gregory Howard
9 "Go Wit Me" E. Sermon, A. Ramseur Andre Ramseur, Erick Sermon Erick Sermon
10 "Skit II" E. Sermon Erick Sermon *Interlude*
11 "Hold Up Dub" E. Sermon, K. Murray, M. Diamond, A. Horovitz, A. Yauch, R. Rubin, H. Shocklee, C. Ridenhour, G. Rinaldo, R. Thomas Rick Rock Erick Sermon, Keith Murray
12 "Tell Me" E. Sermon, L. Moorer, R. McNair Erick Sermon Erick Sermon, MC Lyte, Rah Digga
13 "Skit III" E. Sermon Erick Sermon *Interlude*
14 "S.O.D." E. Sermon, J. Denny, S. Scott, N. Phillips Kaos, Erick Sermon (co-producer) Erick Sermon, Icarus, Red Cafe, Sy Scott
15 "Hip Hop Radio" E. Sermon, A. O'Day Erick Sermon Erick Sermon
16 "Skit IV (Khari)" E. Sermon Erick Sermon Khari
17 "Don't Give Up" E. Sermon, J. Rae Erick Sermon Erick Sermon, Lyric

Samples[edit]

Love Iz

Hold Up Dub

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. [2]

Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2002 React 72 13

Singles Chart Positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40
2002 React 36 12 8 28
2003 Love Iz - 80 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ village voice > news > Panjabi MC is just the most obvious indication of South Asians' embrace of hip-hop. But perhaps the entertainment industry could invest in some fact checkers. Tina Chadha explains that belly dancers aren't from India. by Tina Chadha