React (Erick Sermon album)
React is the fifth solo studio album by American rapper and producer Erick Sermon. It was released on November 26, 2002 via J Records, making it his second and final album for the label. Recording sessions took place at L.I.T.E. Recording Studios in Long Island, New York. Production was handled primarily by Sermon, except for several tracks, which were produced by Just Blaze, Andre Ramseur, Kaos, Megahertz and Rick Rock. The album features guest appearances from Free Marie, Icarus, Keith Murray, Khari, Lyric, MC Lyte, Rah Digga, Red Café, Redman, Sy Scott and Gregory Howard.
|Studio album by|
|Released||November 26, 2002|
|Studio||L.I.T.E. Studios (Long Island, NY)|
|Erick Sermon chronology|
|Singles from React|
|2.||"Here I Iz"||Erick Sermon||2:01|
|3.||"We Don't Care" (featuring Free)||Just Blaze||3:40|
|4.||"Party Right"||Erick Sermon||3:00|
|5.||"React" (featuring Redman)||Just Blaze||3:38|
|6.||"Skit I"||Erick Sermon||0:57|
|7.||"To tha Girlz"||Megahertz||3:33|
|8.||"Love Iz" (featuring Gregory Howard)||Erick Sermon||3:46|
|9.||"Go Wit Me"||4:16|
|10.||"Skit II"||Erick Sermon||1:23|
|11.||"Hold Up Dub" (featuring Keith Murray)||Rick Rock||3:12|
|12.||"Tell Me" (featuring MC Lyte & Rah Digga)||Erick Sermon||3:03|
|13.||"Skit III"||Erick Sermon||1:01|
|14.||"S.O.D." (featuring Icarus, Red Café & Sy Scott)||4:11|
|15.||"Hip Hop Radio"||Erick Sermon||3:38|
|16.||"Skit IV (Khari)" (featuring Khari)||Erick Sermon||0:53|
|17.||"Don't Give Up" (featuring Lyric)||Erick Sermon||3:38|
- Sample credits
Hold Up Dub
- "No Sleep till Brooklyn" by Beastie Boys
- "Let Me Clear My Throat" by Kool & the Gang
- "Shut 'Em Down" by Public Enemy
Hip Hop Radio
Don't Give Up
- "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.
|US Billboard 200||72|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||13|
- Bush, John. "React - Erick Sermon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
- Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 23, 2002). "Erick Sermon :: React :: J Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
- "Erick Sermon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
- "Erick Sermon Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2019.