React (Erick Sermon song)

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Single by Erick Sermon featuring Redman
from the album React
Released December 9, 2002
Format 12", CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:37
Label J
Writer(s) Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble
Producer(s) Just Blaze
Erick Sermon chronology
"I'm Hot"
"Love Iz"

"React" is the lead single from Erick Sermon's fifth studio album, React. The song was produced by Just Blaze and featured Sermon's fellow Def Squad member Redman. The song also appears on the soundtrack to the 2003 film, Honey.

"React" became Sermon's second top-40 hit, reaching No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song sampled the Sahir Ludhianvi written song "Chandhi Ka Badan", which was performed by Meena Kapoor, on the song's hook. The translation of the sampled line is "If someone wants to commit suicide, so what can you do?" to which Sermon responds "Whatever she said, then I'm that". The use of the sample drew criticism from the Hindi-speaking community.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "React" (Radio Mix)- 3:45
  2. "React" (Instrumental)- 3:44
  3. "React" (Club Mix)- 3:45
  4. "React" (Instrumental)- 3:44


Peak Positions[edit]

Chart (2002–2003) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 36
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 12
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 8
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 28
UK Singles Chart[2] 14

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (2002) Position
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[3] 98


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