EPMD’s Erick Sermon has recently visited Math Hoffa on his My Expert Opinion where he talked about how Nas’ “EPMD 2” with Eminem came about.
“Nas had called for the permission to use EPMD name, that happened, and then Hit-Boy was like ‘yo, you wanna jump on the record?’ I’m like ‘hell yeah, I jump on the song.'” said Erick Sermon.
Then he continued: “I really didn’t even know about what to do [write] so I was trying to go on what Nas was talking about. It was Covid. So, the s–t was going on so I was trying to being political with that cause I probably would have came different. Especially knowing that Eminem was coming up behind me.”
“So, you know, MCing, I don’t give a f–k if I can’t get him. I’m not gonna do that. If I know that Em is right there [Em is reckless]. And then, Nas said, ‘oh yeah, Eric, I put Em on the record.’ I was like ‘HUH?!’ We had 16 [bars] but he cut it because Em was going long. So, he only gave us 8. But it was cool. I respect that he called it EPMD. That was cool.”
“I would have kept saying metaphors, I would have kept going. Causse, I’m here, I wrote the whole thing so I would have went cause I’m not afraid.” Erick Sermon added.
You can watch the interview below: