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
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’
native followed up with a verse on EPMD’s “Head Banger,” which stole the whole damn Business Never infamous Hit Squad (made up of EPMD, Das EFX, Redman, K-Solo, and the Knuckleheadz) during the early ” Noble that he was going to be special. He provided the final verses to two tracks on EPMD’s 1991 LP Sermon after EPMD’s tragic breakup in early 1993, and became a founding member of the Def Squad ever. Redman’s career had long been tied to his mentors Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith of EPMD, ever
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
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Das EFX’s Debut Album ‘Dead Serious’
legendary duo EPMD. The legend goes that even though Das had the highest score of all the acts at the event Records, and became members of The Hit Squad, the crew led by EPMD that included K-Solo and Redman ringleaders EPMD practically invented. Songs like “Brooklyn to T-Neck” and “Straight From the Sewer” would minutes.” The pair met with EPMD in the club’s back room and played them a demo of the song they’d just
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
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of the ‘Juice’ Soundtrack
, an arena in which he excelled and Rakim could never match. EPMD bring the headbanger funk on “It’s
Happy 50th 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
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Gang Starr’s ‘Step in the Arena’
Avenue in Berkeley. The New Jack City soundtrack, EPMD’s Business as Usual, Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs
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 Organized Konfusion’s Eponymous Debut Album
, that’s easy. EPMD, Mobb Deep, OutKast, Black Star, and yes indeed, Organized Konfusion. Soon after
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Ghostface Killah’s Debut Album ‘Ironman’
Tony Starks, with the two creating a new-era “EPMD if they were in the Corleone family”-esque duo
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of P.M. Dawn’s ‘Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience’
Smith of EPMD), are bona fide highlights as well. P.M. Dawn followed up Of the Heart’s breakthrough
ALBUM REVIEW: Uncompromising ‘Run the Jewels 3’ Finds the Dynamic Duo in Their Rawest Form
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
Happy Birthday to Sean “Diddy” Combs, Born November 4, 1969
than a year of hard work, he finally signed two hit artists: former EPMD roadie Craig Mack and the
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