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  • Sermon Erick
  • The Green Eyed Bandit


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Erick Sermon (1968)

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Erick Sermon , in Bay Shore, New York is an American rapper, musician, and producer.

Sermon is best known as half of late-1980s/1990s hip hop group EPMD and for production work. He currently resides in Islandia, New York.


"The Green Eyed Bandit" has also made multiple solo recordings and albums. 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 title track (a Top 40 pop hit that also made it to #2 on the R&B music charts), featured guest vocals from late soul music legend Marvin Gaye, culled from unreleased recordings which Sermon reportedly found in a small record shop in London.

Erick continued working on an album. React was released in 2002. The title track became a major hit song, though the album still had disappointing sales. In 2003, J Records dropped Erick Sermon due to poor record sales. However, he still went on to establish his Def Squad imprint with Motown Records. At this time, he recorded an album, Chilltown, N.Y., which was released a year later 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 hasn't stopped doing music altogether, as he produced the song "Goldmine" on Busta Rhymes' album, The Big Bang in 2006. Very 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.

Sermon was also heavily involved in Method Man's critically acclaimed 2006 album 4:21... The Day After as well as the 1999 platinum Blackout! album by Method Man & Redman.

In early 2008, Erick Sermon and EPMD 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,

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

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Name Duration Released
React 03:45 2002
Get Da Money 03:37 2000
Focus 03:53 1995
Freak Out 03:07 1995
Set It Off 03:34 1995
Bomdigi 03:34 1995
Live in the Backyard 02:21 1995
Open Fire 03:54 1995
Intro 01:01 1995
Welcome 03:56 1995
The Message 00:49 1995
Boy Meets World 03:16 1995
Man Above 04:01 1995
Do Your Thing 03:35 1995
In the Studio 01:01 1995
Smooth Thought 00:31 1995
Tell 'Em 02:35 1995
Move On 03:56 1995
In the Heat 02:09 1995
Stay Real 03:55 1993
Lil Crazy 04:23 1993
Payback II 03:58 1993
The Hype 04:04 1993
Erick Sermon 03:18 1993
Hittin' Switches 03:55 1993
Female Species 03:55 1993
Safe Sex 03:43 1993
All in the Mind 03:37 1993
Do It Up 04:00 1993
Interview 01:24 1993
Hostile 03:38 1993
Swing It Over Here 02:53 1993
Imma Gitz Mine 03:31 1993
The Ill Shit 03:25 1993


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