TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of EPMD's 'Back in Business'
skills, which sounded like a continuation of EPMD’s production style. Meanwhile, PMD released his TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of EPMD's 'Back in Business' Happy 20th Anniversary to EPMD’s fifth studio album Back in Business, originally released September EPMD Business was a success, as the album was soon certified Gold. EPMD’s “comeback” single was “Never EPMD's 1992 album Business Never Personal. Read the full tribute here.] EPMD folded only months EPMD_BackInBusiness_social.jpg ,” but it sounds like vintage EPMD-styled funk. The uptempo “Do It Again” and the rough yet melodic
Happy Birthday to Erick Sermon, Born November 25, 1968
filmography includes over 30 movies and documentaries. Discography (EPMD): Amazon | iTunes Discography (Erick Sermon): Amazon | iTunes Discover/Listen: EPMD founders of EPMD. He is also known for his production work for some of the biggest names in the . EPMD’s debut LP Strictly Business was an album that laid the foundation for modern hip-hop Blige and D’Angelo. Sermon has produced 14 albums under Erick Sermon, EPMD and Def Squad and his the dismay of fans, he and Smith disbanded EPMD, Sermon found a long, success-filled career
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of EPMD’s ‘Business Never Personal’
something to the effect of, “EPMD just broke up and I’m really upset.” Now, because I was her friend, I legendary proportion, and now I had to face the reality that it was over. Man, did it suck. EPMD wasn’t the TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of EPMD’s ‘Business Never Personal’ EPMD Happy 25th Anniversary to EPMD’s fourth studio album Business Never Personal, originally released EPMD’s breakup defined the period between the release of ‘Business Never Personal’ and ‘Back in Business,’ but both contain indispensable fare. -Hop music died for the first time when EPMD broke up. If I’m being honest with myself, it hasn’t on less than amicable terms and Willie D had left the Geto Boys. But EPMD’s break-up just felt so
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: EPMD’s ‘Strictly Business’ (1988)
Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. EPMD | Strictly Business Fresh EPMD one of the most sampled hip-hop groups of all time. “The reason why EPMD was so dope is because we 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: EPMD’s ‘Strictly Business’ (1988)
Happy Birthday to Reggie “Redman” Noble, Born April 17, 1970
Doc's da Name (1999), went gold in the U.S. He was also established as a member of the EPMD-led Def the '90s and 2000s. Born Reginald Noble in Newark, NJ, he made his initial impact on EPMD's 1990
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Redman’s ‘Muddy Waters’
DJ for Lords of the Underground. He was a member of the infamous Hit Squad (made up of EPMD, Das EFX ? The Album in 1992 under Sermon’s tutelage. He sided with Sermon after EPMD’s tragic breakup in early provided the final verses to two tracks on EPMD’s 1991 LP Business As Usual: “Hardcore” and “Brothers on to his mentors Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith of EPMD, ever since he met Sermon while working as the My Jock,” stealing the show on both. The Newark, NJ native followed up with a verse on EPMD’s “Head
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Redman’s Debut Album ‘Whut? Thee Album’
, ripping it nightly. Eventually Redman hooked up with EPMD after opening for the group (as a DJ for the two scene-stealing performances on EPMD’s Business As Usual (1990) and contributed an all-time great . The spring and summer had seen the releases of albums from Das EFX, K-Solo, and EPMD, and in the fall up with EPMD, Redman quickly established himself as a lyricist that you had to check for. He gave trademark. Shoot, Redman’s mentors EPMD had practically invented sampling Roger Troutman and Zapp, and
Real Raw: Celebrating Craig Mack's Life & Legacy
gained the attention of his then label-mates and Brentwood, Long Island natives EPMD, who invited Craig Apple’s five boroughs. In the ‘80s pioneering artists from Long Island including EPMD, Public Enemy reshaped the culture. Maybe it was Craig’s time around EPMD that helped him appreciate the importance
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Das EFX’s Debut Album ‘Dead Serious’
record deal or $100? Meet me in the back of the club in five minutes.” The pair met with EPMD in the Squad, the crew led by EPMD that included K-Solo and Redman, among others. The following spring, 25 its fair share of muddy funk, a sound that Hit Squad ringleaders EPMD practically invented. Songs Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, the two halves of the legendary duo EPMD. The legend goes that even
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Busta Rhymes’ ‘When Disaster Strikes’
gave him his original breakthrough, EPMD. “So Hardcore” meanwhile is produced by The Ummah, with J
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of The Beatnuts’ ‘Stone Crazy’
Beatnuts alongside more widely recognized duos like Gang Starr, Mobb Deep, OutKast, and even EPMD
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of eMC’s Debut Album ‘The Show’
shows on the strength of their back catalog: Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Kool G Rap, and EPMD, to name a
Happy Birthday to Todd Terry, Born April 18, 1967
, also the home of rap acts like EPMD, Mantronix, and Nice & Smooth). Freeze became the obvious home
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of the ‘Juice’ Soundtrack
could never match. EPMD bring the headbanger funk on “It’s Going Down,” just a year before breaking
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Nine ‘90s Soundtracks That Still Sound Superb Today
EPMD (“It’s Going Down”). The lighter R&B flavored fare incorporated throughout lends the whole affair Five Freddy, and EPMD. The accompanying soundtrack showcases several heavyweights of hip-hop’s Golden
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Gang Starr’s ‘Step In The Arena’
soundtrack, EPMD’s Business as Usual, Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs’ Life of a Kid in the Ghetto, and Gang
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Digable Planets’ ‘Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)’
inspiration to pull from. As 1992 closed, pioneering groups like EPMD had created lanes for hardcore rap
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Organized Konfusion’s Eponymous Debut Album
. EPMD, Mobb Deep, OutKast, Black Star, and yes indeed, Organized Konfusion. Soon after forming in 1987
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exceptional music, simultaneously functioning as the heirs to cornerstone hip-hop groups like EPMD and Public
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Organized Konfusion’s ‘The Equinox’
entire eponymous debut, the album packed as much funk as an EPMD or Marley Marl orchestrated affair
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