Years on Def Jam: 1990-1999
Signature Def Jam Song: "Gold Digger" (1990)

Funky brother rap that helped establish Def Jam as hip-hop central. Sermon still holds the crown as the best speech impediment rap ever. Even after EPMD broke up, Sermon would go on to father the Def Squad movement bringing us Redman and a lot of bootstomping headbanger rap that we can't listen to now.