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Pockets Insignia



Name Sharif Hayek
Voiced By Sean Amsing (DJFFNY)
Crew D-Mob
O.G. (Formerly) (DJFFNYTT)
Appears in Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam: Fight For NY
Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover
Venue Hangout The Face Club (Afterhours)
The Babylon
Fighting Style Kickboxing
Martial Arts
Strengths Speed, health
Blazin' Move (s) Vertigo (Front)
Air Pocket (Rear) (DJV)(DJFFNY)
Occupation Bodyguard
"Yeah, Yeah. Whatever. Talk is cheap, let's get it on."

Pockets is a one of D-Mob's henchmen and a playable character in Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight for NY and Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover.


Pockets' family moved from Lebanon when he was six years old, but his parents' marital difficulties soon left him an orphan. His dad skipped town, and his mom overdosed in her attempts to deal with her depression. Left to fend for himself on the streets, Pockets made ends meet by stealing and picking people's pockets (hence his nickname). Brought into D-Mob's syndicate for his scheming nature, he's the brains of the operation, advising on all business dealings. His small size isn't ideal for fighting large opponents, but he uses his speed and guile to survive in a scrap.

Def Jam Vendetta

Pockets is frequently seen with D-Mob along with House and Snowman. He participated in a handicap match against the player in The Face Club (Afterhours) and is seen retreating after the match.

Def Jam Fight For NY

Pockets doesn't hang with D-Mob's Crew much now like in Vendetta, but he is still ready to help, such as when Hero was forced to fight for Crow's Crew. He can usually be found at the Babylon nightclub, in Flatbush, which he was trying to protect from a then seemingly rogue Hero.


Def Jam Vendetta

  • "Yeah, Yeah. Whatever. Talk is cheap, let's get it on."
  • "Pleasure doing business with you. Come back anytime."
  • "Hehe, D-Mob sent us instead." - To the protagonist before the Handicap Match

Def Jam Fight For NY

  • "I'm gonna take your life and yo money!"
  • "I told you that was coming. Didn't I? Didn't I?!"



  • Pockets' victory quote in Def Jam Vendetta is similar to Jacob's victory quote in Def Jam Fight for NY.
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