Erick Sermon, Styles P & AZ Team Up To Save The Rap Game (Audio)
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Last week, Erick Sermon released his crowd funded album, Vernia. The project is a star-studded affair featuring appearances from Raekwon, N.O.R.E., Too Short, Devin The Dude, No Malice, Big K.R.I.T., Pharrell, Shaquille O’Neal, Xzibit, Keith Murray, David Banner and more. Sermon spoke extensively with AFH TV about the project and what his mission was in making it. One of the many highlights from Vernia is “The Game,” featuring Styles P and AZ. The song is a fiery message from the three MCs to others in Rap to stop dishonoring the culture.
Sermon makes his feelings about the state of the Rap nation crystal clear from the outset. He raps “The game taking a turn for the worse / Ni**as doin’ whatever, doin’ it for the thirst / The money and the women…the fame / For the position to be number one got ’em trapping in the kitchen.” He goes on to call out the fakery too, citing pretend gangsters and drug dealers. Later in the song, Styles P and AZ give their two cents on what is plaguing the culture.
In addition to new music from Erick Sermon, the official AFH playlist includes songs from Anderson .Paak & Andre 3000, Billy Danze, Tobe Nwigwe, Aaron May, Audio Push, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Nas, Westside Gunn, Boogie, Ghostface Killah, Eminem, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, Denzel Curry, Benny The Butcher, Atmosphere, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake, Bun B, Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence, and others.
#bonusbeat: Erick Sermon discusses his upcoming Dynamic Duos album, featuring Heltah Skeltah, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Dilated Peoples, Smif-N-Wessun, De La Soul, Black Star, Das EFX, Redman & Method Man, EPMD and more.