Erick Sermon Insignia
Voiced By Himself
Crew D-Mob
Staten Island Crew (DJFFNYTT)
Appears in Def Jam Fight For NY
Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover
Venue Hangout The Pit
Fighting Style Streetfighting
Strengths Upper Strength
Lower Strength
Blazin' Move (s) Double or Nothing
"Let's see if your stinkin' ass can stack up to me."
—Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon is a featured fighter in Def Jam series and is a playable character in Def Jam Fight For NY.


Erick Sermon has been making hits since 1988 and is a hip hop icon, pure and simple. As one-half of one of the favorite rap groups in the world, EPMD, Sermon is a key figure in hip hop. He signed with Universal/Motown in late 2003, and the funk lord is prepped to drop another sonic assault and further his legend with his fifth solo album, Chilltown, NY. More impressive is that the Long Island native keeps churning out songs that push hip hop in new directions and that earn the respect of millions of fans. Today, after more than 10 years, several No. 1 albums, and a host of No. 1 singles, Sermon has delivered classic hip hop hits.

Def Jam Fight For NY

In Def Jam Fight For NY you'll find Erick Sermon in the Pit, working and fighting for D-Mob. Watch out for his Double or Nothing blazin' move that can put you in a body cast. Hero will fight him during the second half of the storyline.

Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover

If fighting for the Staten island Crew, Erick Sermon sends a message needing backup for an issue involving The Bronx Crew member Slick Rick.


  • "Thanks chump. You're the easiest money I ever made." - Victory Outro
  • "Yeah yeah, you know it!" - Environmental Grapple
  • 'This one's on me." - Environmental Grapple
  • "LONG ISLAND BABY!!!" - Blazin' Taunt
  • "I suggest you stay down" - After Blazin' move
  • "This won't be pretty!" - Environmental Grapple



  • Erick Sermon was featured in Keith Murray's "Yeah Yeah, You Know it" in Def Jam Vendetta.
  • Erick Sermon shares the same victory quote with Rome.
D-Mob's Crew
Leader: D-Mob
Capone · Comp · DMX · Erick Sermon · Flava Flav · Freeway · Ghostface Killah · Hero · Joe Budden · Keith Murray · Ludacris · Memphis Bleek · Method Man (Blaze) · N.O.R.E. · Redman (Doc) · Scarface · Sticky · WC
Female Members: Kimora · Shawnna
Underling(s): Teck · Chiang · Trick · House · Pockets
Formerly: Snowman
Exclusive in the Japanese Version of Def Jam Vendetta: Dabo · S-Word