Def Squad

Def Squad is an American rap supergroup consisting of Erick Sermon, Redman, Keith Murray, Hurricane G, and Jamal. 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.

Def Squad
Def Squad members Redman (left) and Erick Sermon (right) performing at the 2004 NBA All-Star Jam Session in Los Angeles
Def Squad members Redman (left) and Erick Sermon (right) performing at the 2004 NBA All-Star Jam Session in Los Angeles
Background information
OriginNew York City, USA
GenresHip hop
Years active1993–present
LabelsDef Jam
DreamWorks
Universal Motown Records Group
Associated actsEPMD, Hit Squad, DJ Scratch, Dave Hollister
MembersKeith Murray
Redman
Erick Sermon
Past membersHurricane G
Jamal

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

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

DiscographyEdit

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"