Happy 50th Birthday to New York's very own, Erick Sermon!

Best known as a producer and rapper alongside Parrish Smith in the hip-hop duo EPMD (Erick And Parrish Making Dollars) Erick Sermon is still active in 2018, and has had one of the longest-running careers in the game.

While putting in his time in with EPMD, E-Dub helped deliver some classic hits to music fans all over the world including "Crossover," "Strictly Business," and "You Gots To Chill." During their run, the crew went on to break up and make up a couple of times, but ultimately releasing seven albums together, most notably, Strictly Business in '88, Unfinished Business in '89 and their 1997 reunion album, Back in Business.

In 1998, the Green-Eyed Bandit joined forces with Redman and Keith Murray to form the rap collective known as Def Squad. To this day, the squad is highly recognized for remaking Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," prior to releasing their album, El Niño in June of 1998.

In between groups, Sermon ventured off to pursue solo projects. The New York lyricist debuted on the solo market in 1993 with his critically acclaimed album, No Pressure. He went on to put out seven more projects, the latest being E.S.P (Erick Sermon's Perception) in September of 2015.

Most recently, E-Dub ran a Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming album titled Go, which is said to feature some heavy-hitting MCs like Styles P, Ghostface and Big K.R.I.T.

Happy Birthday Erick Sermon!

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