Def Squad

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Def Squad
2004 NBA All Star Jam Session - Def Squad and Method Man.jpg
Def Squad members Redman (left) and Erick Sermon (right) performing at the 2004 NBA All-Star Jam Session in Los Angeles
Background information
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1993–present
Labels Def Jam
Universal Motown Records Group
Associated acts EPMD, Hit Squad, DJ Scratch, Dave Hollister
Members Keith Murray
Erick Sermon
Past members Hurricane G

Def Squad is a rap supergroup consisting of Erick Sermon Redman & Keith Murray. Jamal is considered an honorary member of the Def Squad. Before officially forming as a group to release an album in 1998, they had each been featured on tracks by each other. The Def Squad was formed following the disbandment of the Hit Squad, who broke up after the struggles between EPMD members Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith.

They are known for their remake of "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang.

The Squad continued to record on each other's solo albums.


Album information
El Niño
  • Released: June 30, 1998
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #2
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #1
  • Last RIAA Certification: Gold
  • Singles: "Full Cooperation"