New York rap vet Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack sometime on Saturday (November 12), but is ok.
The news broke on Twitter, following a tweet from longtime EPMD producer DJ Scratch who revealed the news.
“Erick Sermon had a heart attack today,” Scratch wrote (@DJScratch). “He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.”
Read full story after the jumpDetails regarding the 42-year-old’s condition was unknown, so was his current condition.
However, Scratch’s Twitter update suggests Sermon’s heart attack is not life-threatening.
Erick Sermon, also known as “The Green-Eyed Bandit”, is best known as one-half of the rap duo EPMD alongside partner PMD, real name Parrish Smith.
The duo rose to fame in the late 1980s with their debut album, Strictly Business, which featured the underground hit “Strictly Business,” based on a sample of Eric Clapton’s version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff.”
EPMD later split, with Sermon pursing a solo career. He went on to release six solo project, his last being 2004’s Chilltown, New York.
The duo later reunited and dropped their seventh album together, titled We Mean Business, in 2008.