The Twitter-verse was atwitter this past weekend when news of Erick Sermon, one-half of the legendary rap duo EPMD, had suffered a heart attack. Although the information was scarce, DJ Scratch confirmed through his tweet that Sermon was hospitalized but okay.

According to GlobalGrind, the 42-year-old rapper-producer is resting comfortably at a New York hospital and will have to undergo more tests to make sure everything is, indeed, okay with his health. "I'm good! I got two more tests on Monday and Tuesday then I'm home hopefully on Wednesday," he reportedly told the website.

This is good news considering that a week prior, we lost rap icon Heavy D, who died after collapsing at his Beverly Hills, Calif. home. His funeral will take place this Friday (Nov. 18) in his hometown of Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Erick Sermon (aka Green-Eyed Bandit) is one of the most influential producers in hip-hop. Throughout the late '80s and '90s, he has produced songs for Busta Rhymes, Too Short, Redman and many other artists. Most recently, Sermon collaborated with Rick Ross on a song called 'Ain't Me' as part of his own Def Squad Digital imprint.

With the news that he is alive and well, we wish Erick Sermon a speedy recovery. We also want to stress good health to all the rappers in the music game. Put down the blunts and pick up an apple.