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Erick Sermon Speaks On How He & Parrish Smith Met, Formed EPMD, And Got Their First Deal (Video)

Absolutely, Yee, let’s go through some Erick Sermon history. Some of these young ones are probably not knowing how big a deal an interview like this is. Golden Era greatness!

Erick Sermon Talks New Music, His First Record Deal, NYC Hip-Hop Evolution + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

“Jane” was E-Double’s first rhyme though? Never knew that.


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EPMD Speaks On Making ‘West Coast Type’ Hip-Hop And Not Even Knowing It (Video)

Erick and Parrish Making Dollars (and music, on stage)… STILL! Check out the dope EPMD interview.

Erick Sermon And Parrish Smith of EPMD Check In With Noah Ayala To Talk How They Managed To Stay Together As A Duo, The Influence Of West Coast Music, And How They Are Still Doing Shows After 30 Years.
– 935 KDAY

And an EPMD shoe release?? Nice.

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Erick Sermon – “Come Thru” feat. Method Man x Craig Mack x Mr. Cheeks

As soon as you saw the lineup, you clicked play. Right? We certainly don’t blame you. E Double assembled a Golden Era roster like none other… So Mr. Cheeks just gone “Come Thru” … AND Craig Mack… with Mr. Meth setting it in there??? Come on maannnn!


Unfinished Business For Real: EPMD Has A Sit-Down With ‘Drink Champs’ (Video)

Man! Beef with the G.O.D.M.C.? With the R?? How does that even jump off? Well, Erick & Parrish will tell you, over drinks, with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. That and so much more, if you will only press play. And watch!

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Keith Murray – “No Exceptions” (Prod. By Erick Sermon)

What if we told you today’s math was Keith Murray + Erick Sermon? If we counted to three, best believe we join you hollering DEF SQUAD! Now… press play and let’s hear if they can still do it Def‘er than ever. No curve. We grading them the same way we graded ’em all when they dropped back in the day… the way we always do real Hip-Hop. Is it dope or not… “No Exceptions!”


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EPMD Performs “So Wat Cha Sayin'” Live (Video)

So I come across Web 2.0 gold this weekend. Facebook, in its artificial intelligence wisdom, saw fit to bless my stream with this performance vid of two vets doing the damn thing! So what I’m saying is I got EPMD on stage doing “So Wat Cha Sayin'” all cued up for you. Just press play and get your Golden Era Hip-Hop appreciation on.


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The 2015 BET Cyphers: Def Squad Reunited (Video)(Video)


The headline says it all; like its own byline. Did you see the Cyphers this year? Always the best part of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. We expect a ‘wow’ moment or two from the Awards’ broadcast; and a Cypher is a good bet for a source. Well, there was [at least] a BIG one in this year’s – Erick Sermon, Keith Murray and Redman spitting with DJ Scratch taking the Preemo spot (see what we did there?) for the set. Def Squad comes back to life for the night! Good to see.

Click the pic above to start with the Squad. Got the rest of this year’s Cyphers linked after the jump.

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Erick Sermon – “Clutch” feat. Method Man x Redman (Video)

It’s the E-r-i-c-k. It’s Def Squad. It’s Red & Meth. It’s everything that is right with the Hip-Hop universe. It’s visuals for “Clutch” (which is saying pretty much the same thing). The single is off the “E.S.P.” album out today.


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Erick Sermon – “Make Room” feat. Sheek Louch x Joell Ortiz

Producer/artist Erick Sermon (of EPMD fame) had this single dropped off in the inbox. Nice. It’s the first release from an upcoming solo album, “E.S.P.” (Erick Sermon Perception). The Green-Eyed Bandit Visionary is hitting the world with “Make Room,” featuring the emcee vets Sheek Louch (of L.O.X.) and Joell Ortiz (of ). Clean out ya ears and hear. Press play to stream. The link to the iTunes… we got that lined up for you, too.


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And The Next Contestant On ‘Rhythm Roulette’… Erick Sermon (Video)

So, you probably know how the E Double gets down with some Parliament or Marvin Gaye samples. But what about three random a$$ records he pulled from the Mass Appeal stacks… blindfolded. Can he make a beat from his collections? Can the Def Squad El Jefe make a beat from his selections? Click play and see.

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Snoop Dogg x Method Man x Erick Sermon – “Let Me Explain” feat. RL (Video)

Snoop, Erick Sermon, and Method Man did a title/theme track for Kevin Hart’s new movie “Let Me Explain.” Guest vocals by RL. There’s a video for it, too (above).

“When Big Bob Francis of Artist Live brought the opportunity to me he emphasized the importance and influence that Kevin Hart has on not only the Hip Hop culture but the general market as well. Kevin is a major driver of cool-funny-real life conversation. He embodies all of the elements needed to engage consumers of both comedy and music content, combining the 2 is the culture and lifestyle of his fan audience.We knew Kevin could sell both. I wanted to create a tribute-reunion of the sort for and between him, Snoop and Method Man as they all worked on Kevin’s movie Soul Plane, that critics downed. The movie was actually dope and funny as hell. They were wrong about Kevin Hart, look who’s laughing now!!!”

– Erick Sermon

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MC Lyte – “Jordan Effect” (Produced By Erick Sermon)

lyte_0One of my favorite female emcees of all-time, MC Lyte, gets busy over some tight production from Erick Sermon for this ‘Jordan Effect’ banger. Just like the Big Daddy Kane & DJ Premier joint “XX8 Bars Of Kane” we posted days earlier, this is just another custom crafted banger released for the upcoming Jordan Brand “XX8 Days Of Flight” compilation celebrating the 28th edition of the sneaker Michael Jordan made famous.  The full project drops in February 15th during the NBA Allstar weekend in Houston.

Erick Sermon Suffers Heart Attack

Erick Sermon, producer, emcee & 1/2 of the legendary rap group EPMD suffered an heart attack earlier today & is reportedly recovering at the moment. News broke of the 42 year old rapper & emcee earlier today as he was reportedly near death although his condition has been upgraded now to stable. Information regarding Erick Sermon suffering a heart attack was made known through his longtime EPMD DJ & producer DJ Scratch via his twitter page.

More details to come….

EPMD Performing Live In London (Video)

Looks like EPMD are back like they never left. Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith, & DJ Scratch rocked the UK crowd a few days ago. Maybe they should change their name to ‘EPME’…… ‘Erick & Parish Making Euros’ or ‘Erick & Parish Making Pounds’