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Erick Sermon

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Origin  Brentwood, New York
Years active  1987–present
Name  Erick Sermon

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Also known as  E Double Erick Onassis The Green-Eyed Bandit EMD
Born  November 25, 1968 (age 47) (1968-11-25)
Labels  Fresh, Priority, Def Jam, DreamWorks, J, Universal, Caroline
Associated acts  EPMD, Def Squad, Keith Murray, Too $hort, PMD, Redman, Dina Rae
Role  Rapper ·
Music groups  EPMD (Since 1986), Def Squad (Since 1996), Hit Squad
Genres  Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop
Albums  Music, No Pressure, Double or Nothing, Chilltown - New York, Erick Onasis

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Erick Sermon (born November 25, 1968) is an American rapper, musician, and record producer. Sermon is best known as one-third, alongside PMD & DJ Scratch, of late-1980s–1990s hip hop group EPMD and for production work.


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Erick Sermon started professionally selling music in 1986 as a Producer and Artist of the legendary hip hop group EPMD. He began recording solo albums for Def Jam in 1993; in 1997, he rejoined EPMD. The following year, Sermon, Murray and Redman recorded a cover version of "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang, the first hit hip hop record. EPMD disbanded a second time in 1999.

In 2000, Sermon moved over to J Records, and released the album Music the following year. The album's first single, "Music", featured guest vocals from Marvin Gaye, which Sermon reportedly culled from unreleased recordings found in a small record shop in London. "Music" went on to become Sermon's highest-charting song, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B chart. Sermon's second album on J Records, React, was released in 2002. React's title track peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, but the album sold poorly and Sermon was dropped from the label in 2003. In a June 30, 2004 interview with, Sermon told music journalist Bayer Mack, "Things weren't right at J Records. Clive Davis and them don't believe in promotion. When Puffy had Bad Boy at Arista, it was him doing all the [promotional] work." He also stated Busta Rhymes and Wyclef Jean had similar issues with J Records.

Sermon went on to establish his Def Squad imprint with Universal Records and released his sixth solo album, Chilltown, New York, in 2004. The album was powered by the single "Feel It" (which contained a sample of reggae/R&B singer Sean Paul), a song which became a success in the United States.

In an interview, he stated that he was going to step aside and try to get upcoming artists in the spotlight. However, Sermon has not stopped in the music industry, as he produced the song "Goldmine" on Busta Rhymes' album, The Big Bang in 2006. Soon after, Sermon has recorded "Don't Make No Sense" with Def Squad. He also collaborated with Redman and produced a few songs on the album Red Gone Wild while also making an appearance with Def Squad member Keith Murray.

In early 2008, Sermon and Smith started their own record label called EP Records, distributed by RBS/Universal Music Group. The seventh EPMD album, We Mean Business, came out in December 2008.

Sermon was featured in the final episode of Yo! MTV Raps in a freestyle session featuring artists such as Rakim, KRS-One, Chubb Rock, MC Serch and Craig Mack.

Personal life

On November 12, 2011, Sermon suffered a heart attack from which he recovered.


  • Strictly Business (1988)
  • Unfinished Business (1989)
  • Business as Usual (1990)
  • Business Never Personal (1992)
  • Back in Business (1997)
  • Out of Business (1999)
  • We Mean Business (2008)
  • Solo
  • No Pressure (1993)
  • Double or Nothing (1995)
  • Erick Onasis (2000)
  • Music (2001)
  • React (2002)
  • Chilltown, New York (2004)
  • E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception) (2015)
  • References

    Erick Sermon Wikipedia

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