EPMD's Erick Sermon is working on a new album, and he's launched a Kickstarter to help get the project off the ground.

The Def Squad beat maker and MC, who was at the helm of some of the dopest records from Def Jam from the late-1980s to mid-1990s, put out his last project, Green Eyed Remixes, last year, preceded by 2015's E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception). Now, he is putting together a new LP titled Go.

"I’m Erick Sermon, but if you’re of a certain age you may know me as the Green-eyed Bandit, or as part of the pioneering hiphop duo EPMD, or as the original member of Def Squad crew," he writes in the Kickstarter description of the project. "You may also know that I wrote or produced the music on many of the hiphop hits of the 80s and 90s, that helped put New York on the rap map. Now Def Squad is back with a bang, starting with a new album featuring some of the top names of today like Pharrell Williams, Ghost Face, Redman, Styles P, Too Short and Big K.R.I.T. to name a few."

He adds, "We have 8 tracks in the can so far, and plan to add another 3 so there’ll be 11 in total on the album. I’m a fast worker so it will be ready by the spring."

Sermon reveals he is starting a new independent label, Def Squad Records, as well as Def Jam Films. He states he will use the collected funds to cover sampling clearances for the new project. E is offering a number of rewards for different levels of pledges, ranging from a bonus track to an exclusive beat from the producer for those giving at the highest levels. To donate, visit Erick's Kickstarter page.

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