EPMD

EPMD

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EPMD (Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith), with their sample-reliant productions and monotone rapping styles, were among the best in hip-hop's underground during the late '80s and early '90s. Never short of a funky groove and a sharp lyric EPMD created many classics over the course of their four albums (from the 1988 classic Strictly Business to 1992's Business Never Personal). Coming together in 1987 - naming themselves EPMD, short for "Erick and Parrish Making Dollars" - the duo recorded their debut single "It's My Thing". That single was later licensed to Chrysalis, and EPMD was eventually signed to Sleeping Bag/Fresh Records for their first full length album "Strictly Business". Ultimately they found themselves on Def Jam by the beginning of the '90s. Presideding over an extended family dubbed the Hit Squad, including Redman, K-Solo, and Das EFX.
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EPMD Discography

Albums

SBUK LP1, SBUKLP 1 EPMD Strictly Business (Album) Fresh Records SBUK LP1, SBUKLP 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SBUKMC 8 EPMD Unfinished Business (Album) Fresh Records SBUKMC 8 UK 1989 Sell This Version
467697-1 EPMD Business As Usual (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Columbia 467697-1 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
471963 4 EPMD Business Never Personal (Album) Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings 471963 4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
314 536435-4 EPMD Back In Business (Album) Def Jam Music Group 314 536435-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
314 536 435-2 EPMD Back In Business(CD, Album, Cle) Def Jam Music Group 314 536 435-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 359-1, DEF 334-1 EPMD Out Of Business (Album, Comp) Def Jam Recordings DEF 359-1, DEF 334-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
EPR01 EPMD We Mean Business (Album) EP Records (4) EPR01 US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FRE 014 EPEE MD* It's My Thing / You're A Customer (Single) Fresh Records, Fresh Records FRE 014 US 1987 Sell This Version
FRE-80118X, FRE-14Y, FRE-80118 EPMD You Gots To Chill (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80118X, FRE-14Y, FRE-80118 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
COOLXP 172 EPMD Strictly Business (Maxi, Single) Fresh Records COOLXP 172 UK 1987 Sell This Version
B.C. 12-2157-40 EPMD Strictly Business / You Gots To Chill(2x12") BCM Records B.C. 12-2157-40 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FRE-80135 EPMD The Big Payback (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80135 US 1989 Sell This Version
FRE-80127 EPMD I'm Housin' / Get Off The Bandwagon (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80127 US 1988 Sell This Version
SBUK 11 T EPMD So Wat Cha Sayin' (Single) Fresh Records SBUK 11 T UK 1989 Sell This Version
FRE-80138 EPMD You Had Too Much To Drink (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80138 US 1989 Sell This Version
44T 73633 EPMD Gold Digger (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings 44T 73633 US 1990 Sell This Version
CSK 73701 EPMD Featuring L.L. Cool J* EPMD Featuring L.L. Cool J* - Rampage (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings CSK 73701 US 1991 Sell This Version
ACD 73783, XSS 73783 EPMD Give The People (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings ACD 73783, XSS 73783 US 1990 Sell This Version
AOD 74172 EPMD Crossover (Maxi, Single) Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings, Chaos Recordings AOD 74172 US 1992 Sell This Version
OSK 4763 EPMD Head Banger (Single, Maxi) Rush Associated Labels OSK 4763 US 1992 Sell This Version
DEF 203-1 EPMD Do It Again(12", Promo) Def Jam Recordings DEF 203-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
314 568 057-1 EPMD Richter Scale (Single) Def Jam Recordings 314 568 057-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 151-2 EPMD Never Seen Before (Single) Def Jam Recordings DEF 151-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
574 985-1 Foxy Brown / EPMD Foxy Brown / EPMD - Big Bad Mamma / Never Seen Before (Maxi, Single) Rush Associated Labels, Violator Records 574 985-1 US 1997 Sell This Version