By Nadeska Alexis
The hip-hop community is still reeling from the death of Heavy D earlier this week, but more troubling news surfaced over the weekend. Via a brief tweet on Saturday (November 12), DJ Scratch revealed that Erick Sermon has suffered from a heart attack. The 42-year-old singer is one half of the legendary New York group EPMD along with Parrish Smith. Details on Sermon’s status are still scarce, but according to Scratch (who once DJed for EPMD), he seems to be stable.
MTV News has reached out to Erick Sermon’s camp. He is listed in stable condition but he remains in the coronary care unit.
“Erick Sermon had a heart attack today,” DJ Scratch wrote. “He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.” Fans have continued to tweet their questions at him after the initial announcement, prompting him to reply, “I wish yall tweet me this much when I tweet good news. Smh”
Before embarking on his successful solo career, Sermon scored several hits–including 1987’s “It’s My Thing,”–with Parrish Smith as part of EPMD (Erick and Parrish Making Dollars). His first solo album No Pressure was released in 1993.