No Pressure

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No Pressure
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 19, 1993 (1993-10-19)
Recorded1992-1993
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length54:23
LabelRush Associated Labels
Producer
Erick Sermon chronology
No Pressure
(1993)
Double or Nothing
(1995)
Singles from No Pressure
  1. "Hittin' Switches"
    Released: May 4, 1993
  2. "Stay Real"
    Released: September 7, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
RapReviews(7.5/10)[3]

No Pressure is the debut solo studio album by American rapper and record producer Erick Sermon. It was released on October 19, 1993 via Rush Associated Labels. Production was mainly handled by Sermon, who also served as executive producer. The album features guest appearances from Ice Cube, Joe Sinistr, Kam, Keith Murray, Redman and Shadz of Lingo. The album made it to #16 on the Billboard 200 chart and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States.

The album spawned two singles: "Hittin' Switches" and "Stay Real".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" 0:34
2."Payback II" (featuring Joe Sinistr)Erick Sermon3:58
3."Stay Real"Erick Sermon3:55
4."Imma Gitz Mine"Erick Sermon3:31
5."Hostile" (featuring Keith Murray)Erick Sermon3:38
6."Do It Up"Erick Sermon4:00
7."Safe Sex"Erick Sermon3:43
8."Hittin' Switches"Erick Sermon3:55
9."Intro" 0:10
10."Erick Sermon"Erick Sermon3:18
11."The Hype"Erick Sermon4:04
12."Lil Crazy" (featuring Shadz of Lingo)Erick Sermon4:23
13."The Ill Shit" (featuring Kam & Ice Cube)Erick Sermon3:25
14."Swing It Over Here" (featuring Keith Murray & Redman)Erick Sermon2:53
15."Interview"Erick Sermon1:24
16."All in the Mind"
  • Erick Sermon
  • Colin Wolfe (co.)
3:37
17."Female Species" (Bonus Track)
  • Brent Tucker
  • Erick Sermon (co.)
3:55
Total length:54:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Erick Sermon – main artist, producer (tracks: 2-8, 10-16), co-producer (track 17), executive producer
  • Joe Sinistr – featured artist (track 2)
  • Jeffrey Stewart – featured artist & arranger (track 5)
  • Keith Omar Murray – featured artist (tracks: 5, 14)
  • Shadz Of Lingo – featured artist (track 12)
  • Craig A. Miller – featured artist (track 13)
  • O'Shea Jackson Sr. – featured artist (track 13)
  • Reginald Noble – featured artist (track 14)
  • Debra Killings – vocals (track 7)
  • Derrick Culbreath – vocals (track 11)
  • Michael J. Morgan "Soup" – vocals (track 16)
  • Brent Tucker – producer (track 17)
  • Colin Wolfe – co-producer (track 16)
  • Robert David Greenberg – engineering (tracks: 2, 5, 14, 15)
  • George "Catfish" Pappas – engineering (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 16), mixing (tracks: 7, 10)
  • Darin Prindle – engineering (tracks: 7, 8, 10-12, 17)
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 16
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "No Pressure - Erick Sermon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Bernard, James (October 15, 1993). "No Pressure – Music – EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Jost, Matt (May 18, 2010). "Erick Sermon :: No Pressure :: Def Jam/Rush Associated Labels". www.rapreviews.com. 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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