We got green in our eyes, just follow my Erick Sermon
Kanye has fun with a church sermon pun.
Erick Sermon is a producer who together with Parrish Smith forms the hip-hop group E.P.M.D. (Erick and Parrish Making Dollars), which has been active since the late 1980s, although EPMD originally split in 1993 after robbers vandalized Parrish Smith’s crib. While no charges were ever filed, one of the assailants allegedly admitted that Sermon paid them to pull off the heist. Sermon continued to accuse Smith of shortchanging him, and the two artists went solo before reprising their act in 1997.
Eric Sermon’s nick name is “The Green-Eyed Bandit”. Kanye is focused on money, and therefore has green in his eyes.
Game made a similar pun on “My Life.”
50 Cent also wrote a similar pun back in 2003
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