RELEASE
June 22, 2004
LABEL
Motown

Album Review

Erick Sermon's fifth solo album marks his move over to Universal Motown, after a two-album stint spent with J Records. As most could have only expected, Chilltown, New York offers nothing fancy. Sermon produces everything and is helped out on the mike -- yet is rarely outshined by -- the likes of Talib Kweli, Redman, Keith Murray, and Def Squad newcomer Sy Scott. He has yet to coast on his legacy; actually, he has to be one of the first MCs to underestimate it, claiming to be a 15-year veteran when he could lay claim to close to two decades of business. Chilltown won't be thought of as a classic down the line, but it hardly weakens the MC/producer's reputation. It's unfortunate that most will remember the album for "Feel It," a slight sop to the charts. Those who have been following Sermon all along, however, will see Chilltown for what it is: a hardly disposable, if imperfect, addition to a remarkable back catalog.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Home (Intro)http://itunes.apple.com/album/home-intro/id15128856?i=15128778&uo=5
  2. Wit Ee'shttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wit-ees/id15128856?i=15128780&uo=5
  3. Relentlesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/relentless/id15128856?i=15128784&uo=5
  4. Jackin' for Rhymes (Skit)http://itunes.apple.com/album/jackin-for-rhymes-skit/id15128856?i=15128788&uo=5
  5. Street Hophttp://itunes.apple.com/album/street-hop/id15128856?i=15128794&uo=5
  6. Chillin'http://itunes.apple.com/album/chillin/id15128856?i=15128800&uo=5
  7. Like Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/like-me/id15128856?i=15128804&uo=5
  8. Matrix (Skit)http://itunes.apple.com/album/matrix-skit/id15128856?i=15128808&uo=5
  9. God Senthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/god-sent/id15128856?i=15128812&uo=5
  10. I'm Not Himhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/im-not-him/id15128856?i=15128818&uo=5
  11. MC One Bar (Skit)http://itunes.apple.com/album/mc-one-bar-skit/id15128856?i=15128822&uo=5
  12. Feel Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/feel-it/id15128856?i=15128828&uo=5
  13. Future Thughttp://itunes.apple.com/album/future-thug/id15128856?i=15128834&uo=5
  14. Do You Knowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/do-you-know/id15128856?i=15128838&uo=5
  15. Listenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/listen/id15128856?i=15128844&uo=5
  16. Hip Hop (Skit)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chilltown-new-york/id15128856?uo=5
  17. Can You Hear Me Nowhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chilltown-new-york/id15128856?uo=5
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