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Music, by Erick Sermon

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This hip-hop pioneer’s mainstream profile skyrocketed recently with the feel-good single ”Music,” which featured long-lost vocals from Marvin Gaye. With his fourth album, Sermon sticks to his signatures: syrup-thick, funk-filled, self-produced beats and slyly humorous lyrics that use pop culture for their kick. Spirited guests Redman, Keith Murray, and others provide seismic jolts to this bouncy boastfest.