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. Presiding over an extended family dubbed the Hit Squad, including Redman, K-Solo, and Das EFX.
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Albums

CSRE 82006, KSRE 80123 EPMD - Strictly Business album art EPMD Strictly Business (Album) Fresh Records CSRE 82006, KSRE 80123 US 1988 Sell This Version
LPRE-92012 EPMD - Unfinished Business album art EPMD Unfinished Business (Album) Fresh Records LPRE-92012 US 1989 Sell This Version
CK 47067 EPMD - Business As Usual album art EPMD Business As Usual (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Columbia CK 47067 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
471963 4 EPMD - Business Never Personal album art 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 art EPMD Back In Business (Album) Def Jam Recordings 314 536435-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 359-1, DEF 334-1 EPMD - Out Of Business album art EPMD Out Of Business (Album, Comp) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings DEF 359-1, DEF 334-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
none EPMD - We Mean Business album art EPMD We Mean Business (Album) EP Records (4) none UK 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FRE 014 EPMD - It's My Thing album art EPEE MD* It's My Thing (Single) Fresh Records, Fresh Records FRE 014 US 1987 Sell This Version
FRE-80118X, FRE-14Y, FRE-80118 EPMD - You Gots To Chill album art EPMD You Gots To Chill (Single) Fresh Records, Sleeping Bag Records FRE-80118X, FRE-14Y, FRE-80118 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
7-RE-80123 EPMD - Strictly Business album art EPMD Strictly Business (Maxi, Single) Fresh Records 7-RE-80123 US 1988 Sell This Version
B.C. 12-2157-40 EPMD - Strictly Business / You Gots To Chill album art EPMD Strictly Business / You Gots To Chill(2x12") BCM Records B.C. 12-2157-40 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
7-RE-80123X/Y EPMD - So Wat Cha Sayin' album art EPMD So Wat Cha Sayin' (Single) Fresh Records 7-RE-80123X/Y USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
FRE-80127X EPMD - I'm Housin' / Get Off The Bandwagon album art EPMD I'm Housin' / Get Off The Bandwagon (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80127X US 1989 Sell This Version
FRE-80138 EPMD - You Had Too Much To Drink album art EPMD You Had Too Much To Drink (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80138 US 1989 Sell This Version
FRE-80135 EPMD - The Big Payback album art EPMD The Big Payback (Single) Fresh Records FRE-80135 US 1989 Sell This Version
44T 73633, 44T73633 EPMD - Gold Digger album art EPMD Gold Digger (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels 44T 73633, 44T73633 US 1990 Sell This Version
44 73783 EPMD - Give The People album art EPMD Give The People (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Rush Associated Labels 44 73783 US 1990 Sell This Version
CSK 73701 EPMD - Rampage album art 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
OSK 4763 EPMD - Head Banger album art EPMD Head Banger (Single, Maxi) Rush Associated Labels OSK 4763 US 1992 Sell This Version
OAS 4662 EPMD - Crossover album art EPMD Crossover (Single, Maxi) Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings, Chaos Recordings OAS 4662 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
DEF 151-2 EPMD - Never Seen Before album art EPMD Never Seen Before (Single) Def Jam Recordings DEF 151-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
none EPMD - Run EPMD album art EPMD vs. Run-DMC EPMD vs. Run-DMC - Run EPMD (Single) Not On Label none 1997 Sell This Version
314 568 057-1 EPMD - Richter Scale album art EPMD Richter Scale (Single) Def Jam Recordings 314 568 057-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 203-2 EPMD - Do It Again album art EPMD Do It Again (Single) Def Jam Recordings DEF 203-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 170-2 EPMD - The Joint album art EPMD The Joint (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings DEF 170-2 US 1997 Sell This Version