Chopped Herring says: Kerwin first hooked up with Public Enemy in the summer of 1987. He had met them through two friends from the Hempstead N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council. He began making beats in 1988 and would bring tracks to Keith Shocklee & Eric Sadler to listen to. He began assisting Eric in the studio in 1989 while working on Fear of a Black Planet and Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKaz Most Wanted . He started to work with Professor Griff in the summer of 1989, around the time of the “Fight The Power” video shoot. He went on to produce tracks on all Griff’s solo albums and spent time down in Miami at Luther Campbell’s studio…
… When he was up at Rush Management HQ at 298 Elizabeth Street, he saw the young Havoc and Prodigy. He later ran into Prodigy again at Tong Kwon Chinese restaurant just opposite the Hempstead studio. Prodigy told him that they were shopping a deal at Island Records and Kerwin asked him to swing by the studio and check out his beats, which Prodigy did. This led to a meeting with 4th & B’way where Kerwin was paid to produce five tracks for the debut Mobb Deep album Juvenile Hell .
Kerwin worked on a bunch of high profile hip-hop projects throughout the ‘90s: he was project coordinator for Eric B & Rakim’s Don’t Sweat The Technique LP, he worked on the Gravediggaz demos, was in the studio and helped out [uncredited] on sessions with Busta Rhymes [“Woo Hah”], Young Black Teenagers, Schoolly D, 2 Live Crew, Lauryn Hill [debut album] and many more.
A1 Prodigy ft. Dr Seus – Catchin’ Bodies
A2 Dr Seus – Clips
A3 510 Posse – Don’t Let This One Slip Away
A4 Prodigy – Don’t Pull The Trigger
B1 Son Of Bezerk – Freestyle For Fun
B2 Sonny Skillz – Lost In The Storm
B3 Smoov – Rough & Rugged Motion
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