Happy Birthday @iAmErickSermon Erick Sermon. Born November 25, 1968. Sermon is one-half of the Legendary duo EPMD, along with Parrish Smith. Together they have 5 consecutive Gold Albums. As a solo artist, Sermon has 7 albums to his credit. As for his singles, he would have his biggest success with his 2001 hit Music (which features the late Marvin Gaye's vocals) from the album of the same name.