100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: EPMD’s ‘Strictly Business’ (1988)
Erick Sermon /Sleeping Bag (1988) | Amazon | iTunes | Listen Below Selected by Justin Chadwick When Erick Sermon and
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of EPMD's 'Back in Business'
gaping hole in hip-hop’s soul. Soon, Erick Sermon and PMD began to pursue their solo careers. The Hit Sermon was the more successful of the two with respect to their solo careers, releasing his debut Erick Sermon Squad, while PMD kept the Hit Squad name, adding White Plains rapper Top Quality to the camp. Erick certainly had a timeless quality about it, as evidenced by, if nothing else, Erick Sermon’s fairly
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of EPMD’s ‘Business Never Personal’
sound certainly had a timeless quality about it, as evidenced by, if nothing else, Erick Sermon’s fairly Erick Sermon . Erick Sermon was the more successful of the two with respect to their solo careers, releasing his a gaping hole in hip-hop’s soul. Soon, Erick Sermon and PMD began to pursue their solo careers. The been nearly as fun since. Hip-Hop was rarely better than when Erick “E Double” Sermon and Parrish “PMD rhyming on a track without the other. Hailing from Brentwood, Long Island, Erick Sermon and Parrish
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charges the battery with a fiery track that includes a well-placed sample of Erick Sermon’s “Hostile
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Redman’s Debut Album ‘Whut? Thee Album’
deep and abiding love for funk music, as Erick Sermon and Redman took funk loops that had already been Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith (particularly Sermon) and a member of the Hit Squad crew. Once linked
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good without DJ Premier, Pete Rock or Erick Sermon supplying their beats, but this wasn’t likely to be
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judges in attendance just so happened to be Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, the two halves of the
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unexpectedly in the blistering summer of 2001, when rapper Erick Sermon cleverly lifted “Turn on Some
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Redman’s ‘Muddy Waters’
ever. Redman’s career had long been tied to his mentors Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith of EPMD, ever
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