Erick Sermon (born 25 November 1968) is an American rapper and record producer from Long Island, New York. Sermon is best known as half of the duo EPMD with PMD, and for his production work. He began recording solo albums for Def Jam in 1993 after the break-up of EPMD and formed the group Def Squad with Redman and Keith Murray.
In 2000, Sermon moved to J Records and released the album Music the following year. The album's first single, "Music", featured previously unreleased Marvin Gaye vocals, and became Sermon's highest-charting song by peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the hip hop charts.