Double or Nothing (Erick Sermon album)

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Double or Nothing
Double or Nothing (Erick Sermon album) coveart.jpg
Studio album by Erick Sermon
Released November 7, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 47:13
Label Def Jam
Producer Erick Sermon (exec.), KP
Erick Sermon chronology
No Pressure
(1993)
Double or Nothing
(1995)
Insomnia
(1996)
Singles from Double or Nothing
  1. "Bomdigi"
    Released: October 17, 1995
  2. "Welcome"
    Released: January 23, 1996

Double or Nothing is the second studio album from American hip hop artist Erick Sermon, released November 7, 1995 on Def Jam. The album is now out of print.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
RapReviews (8/10)[3]

The album peaked at thirty-five on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the sixth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[4]

Speaking on the overall quality of the work, Dan Gizzi of Allmusic stated "every song isn't great but there are no bad ones either. This is an album that you might listen to from beginning to end, free of the impulse to fast-forward."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Intro (Skit)"   1:01
2. "Bomdigi" James, Sermon 3:34
3. "Freak Out" (feat. Redman) Kirkpatrick, Noble, Sermon 3:07
4. "In the Heat" Sermon 2:09
5. "Tell 'Em" (feat. Roz and Keith Murray) Kirkpatrick, Murray, Noble, Sermon 2:35
6. "In the Studio (Skit)"   1:01
7. "Boy Meets World" Hall, Myers, Popwell, Sermon, Stinson, Williams 3:16
8. "Welcome" (feat. Keith Murray and Aaron Hall) Sermon, Stinson 3:56
9. "Live in the Backyard (Skit)"   2:21
10. "Set It Off" (feat. Keith Murray) Barrier, Clinton, Collins, Griffin, Parker, Sermon 3:34
11. "Focus" McElroy, Sermon 3:53
12. "Move On" (feat. Redman and Passion) Johnson, Noble, Sermon 3:56
13. "Smooth Thought (Skit)"   0:31
14. "Do Your Thing" Sermon 3:35
15. "Man Above" (feat. Jazzy Pha) Sermon 4:01
16. "The Message (Skit)"   0:49
17. "Open Fire" (feat. Redman and Keith Murray) Sermon 3:54

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1995)[4] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 35
U.S. R&B Albums 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[5]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1995 "Bomdigi" 84 5 39 9
1996 "Welcome" 13 41 12

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[6]

  • production – Rodrick Kirkpatrick, Erick Sermon
  • vocals – Redman
  • vocals (background) – Keith Murray

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gizzi, Dan. "allmusic ((( Double or Nothing > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  2. ^ Ehrlich, Dimitri (1995-12-15). "Double or Nothing – Music – EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ T, Pete (2010-04-06). "Erick Sermon :: Double or Nothing :: Def Jam Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  4. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Double or Nothing > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Double or Nothing > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Double or Nothing > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 

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