From their album Middle Classic (HiPNOTT Records) releasing May 25, 2010, Jermiside and producer Danny Diggs share 12” Digital Single “Didn’t I Tell You” (feat Von Pea) as a preemptive free download. This is an upbeat, soulful, taunt-track featuring Von Pea of hip-hop group Tanya Morgan. The 12 ” Digital Single includes the album version, clean radio edit, and instrumental of the single, as well as a non album b-side, “Let It Go”.
About the Album Middle Classic:
Amidst an industry where many rappers claim they are either from the hood or already ballin’ when they are usually neither, it’s refreshing to hear from an artist like Atlanta-based, Cincinnati-raised rapper Jermiside who is comfortable representing how he was really raised, and where he’s at in life. Jermiside has teamed up with Vancouver-based, Irish-bred producer Danny Diggs to create Middle Classic. The ‘middle class’ theme does not tie into every single track, but on the hook of title track #9 Jermiside explains his perspective, “I ain’t from the hood, I grew up good, my situation turned out just like we knew luck would”.
1 – The Inception
2 – Afraid (feat Maverick Sabre)
3 – We Here (feat Sabrina Cuie & Donwill)
4 – Maintainin’ (feat Soulstice)
5 – Didn’t I Tell You (feat Von Pea)
6 – Alright
7 – Where We Go (feat Maverick Sabre)
8 – Still With Me (feat Maverick Sabre & Johnny Roulette)
9 – Middle Classic
10 – Respect
11 – Didn’t I Tell You (Brickbeats Remix)
12 – Still With Me (DJ Kno Remix)
13 – Bonus: We Are Here (Kev Brown Remix)
Standout tracks include “Didn’t I Tell You” (feat Von Pea) mentioned above, “Afraid” features vocals by Maverick Sabre on the hook and illustrates the relatable honesty that Jermiside is known for. Johnny Roulette and Maverick join Jermiside on “Still With Me” where Johnny and Jerm describe their love for good women, Cincinnati as a hometown, and a relative lost too young alongside a deep, grooving, feel-good beat. Bonus track is Kev Brown’s remix of “We Here”. The album has been graced with remixes from DJ Kno of Cunninlynguists’ for “Still With Me”, Brickbeats’ remix of “Didn’t I Tell You” and Bonus Track “We Are Here” (Kev Brown Remix).
About Jermiside & Danny Diggs:
Jermiside has been carving out a niche for himself since 2003. He’s released several albums and has worked with artists such as Tanya Morgan, Cunninlynguists, Brickbeats and more (listed below). Jermiside and Danny Diggs have been working together on and off since 07′ when they released their first track together on Danny’s Introducing album featuring Shad K. But the release of their album Middle Classic marks their first official releases together. The cohesion between Danny Diggs’ flawless production and Jermiside’s immaculate storytelling style come through in the face of the long distance nature of their collaborations.
- Jermiside is featured on Tanya Morgan’s critically acclaimed Moonlighting and Brooklynati albums and also Cunninlynquists Strange Journey Volume 2. He’s also know for projects with Brickbeats and has appeared on tracks alongside artists such as Trek Life, Reef Tha Lost Cause, Ill Poetic, Theory Hazit, Random, Che Grand, ADD-2, Deacon the Villain, Haji Haj (Dumhi) Rob Viktum and others
- Jermiside has performed at the Midwest Music Summit, Scribble Jam, Indianapolis Hip-Hop Festival
- Danny Diggs has released his Introducing EP featuring Shad K and has produced for Soulstice, Chief Kamachi (original AOTP member), Rob Kelly, Killah Priest, Akrobatik and Maverick Sabre
Jermiside & Danny Diggs – http://hipnottrecords.com/artists/jermiside-danny-diggs