EPMD ‎– Strictly Business

Fresh Records ‎– FRE-80123
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


X1 Strictly Business (Vocal Mix) 6:30
X2 Strictly Business (Radio Mix) 3:30
Y1 Strictly Business (Instrumental Mix) 5:26
Y2 Strictly Business (Acapella) 4:01



Publishing: Beachhouse Music (ASCAP)
Recorded & mixed at North Shore Soundworks
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne.
Original copies have the famous SRC Stamp on both sides on the runout grooves also text saying "THE KOALA IS STRICTLY BUSINESS" also on side X has the factory frankford/wayne stamp on the runout groove.

Alternative etchings on some copies side Y: FRE-80123Y THE HAND IS STRICTLY BUSINESS F/W CG "CG" also the to the right of the frankford/wayne stamp

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 3119-80123-1 5

Other Versions (5 of 34) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PVL 53317, SPRO 30271 Mantronik* vs. EPMD Mantronik* vs. EPMD - Strictly Business(12", Promo) Priority Records, Priority Records PVL 53317, SPRO 30271 US 1998 Sell This Version
V2 95311, 72438 95311 2 1 Mantronik* vs. EPMD Mantronik* vs. EPMD - Strictly Business(CD, Single) Virgin Music Canada, Priority Records V2 95311, 72438 95311 2 1 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 85854 2 2 Mantronik* Vs. EPMD Mantronik* Vs. EPMD - Strictly Business(CD, Maxi) Priority Records, Playland Records 7243 8 85854 2 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
12R 6502, 7243 8858546 0 Mantronik* vs EPMD Mantronik* vs EPMD - Strictly Business(12", Single) Parlophone, Priority Records 12R 6502, 7243 8858546 0 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7-RE-80123 EPMD Strictly Business(7", Single, Promo) Fresh Records 7-RE-80123 US 1988 Sell This Version



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February 1, 2012
i was in high school when i discovered hip hop in 86/87. four albums stand in my mind clearly: "paid in full"~Eric b n Rakim, "criminal minded"~boogie down productions, "rhyme pays" Ice~t, and... EPMD "strictly business". this album dropped so hard back in the day. i don't think it left the tape deck in the car for months. both guys are smooth and they have a great chemistry together. the record is danceable and FUN thanks to the great DJ and the choice of sampling. the ladies love this album! the real honor for this record is that my fourteen year old and my ten-year-younger wife both came downstairs and said "wow" when they heard it. no artist could ask for more. this album should never be forgotten, and no self respecting hip~hop collector can be without it. aloha