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in the week of the deaths of smokin' joe frasier and heavy d we don't need no bad news, let's pray for quick recovery

Erick Sermon Suffers Heart Attack, DJ Scratch Says 'He's Ok'
By Allen Starbury ♦ Published 11/12/2011

Erick SermonNew 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."

Details 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.

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I saw this news with Russell Simmons first posted it on Facebook. I couldn't take anymore bad news after the loss of Heavy D. I'm happy to hear he's okay. He's had a few rough things happen over the past few years. I finally recently got around to picking up the latest EPMD album.

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