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

EPMD Strictly Business (Album) Fresh Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
EPMD Unfinished Business (Album) Fresh Records US 1989 Sell This Version
EPMD Business As Usual (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Columbia Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
EPMD Business Never Personal (Album) Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings Europe 1992 Sell This Version
EPMD Back In Business (Album) Def Jam Music Group US 1997 Sell This Version
EPMD Out Of Business (Album, Comp) Def Jam Recordings US 1999 Sell This Version
EPMD We Mean Business (Album) EP Records (4) US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EPEE MD* It's My Thing / You're A Customer (Single) Fresh Records, Fresh Records US 1987 Sell This Version
EPMD You Gots To Chill (Single) Fresh Records Canada 1988 Sell This Version
EPMD Strictly Business (Maxi, Single) Fresh Records 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
EPMD The Big Payback (Single) Fresh Records US 1989 Sell This Version
EPMD I'm Housin' / Get Off The Bandwagon (Single) Fresh Records US 1988 Sell This Version
EPMD So Wat Cha Sayin' (Single) Fresh Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
EPMD You Had Too Much To Drink (Single) Fresh Records US 1989 Sell This Version
EPMD Gold Digger (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings US 1990 Sell This Version
EPMD Featuring L.L. Cool J* EPMD Featuring L.L. Cool J* - Rampage (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings US 1991 Sell This Version
EPMD Give The People (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings US 1990 Sell This Version
EPMD Crossover (Maxi, Single) Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings, Chaos Recordings US 1992 Sell This Version
EPMD Head Banger (Single, Maxi) Rush Associated Labels US 1992 Sell This Version
DEF 203-1 EPMD Do It Again(12", Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings DEF 203-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
EPMD Richter Scale (Single) Def Jam Recordings US 1997 Sell This Version
EPMD Never Seen Before (Single) Def Jam Recordings US 1997 Sell This Version
Foxy Brown / EPMD Foxy Brown / EPMD - Big Bad Mamma / Never Seen Before (Maxi, Single) Rush Associated Labels, Violator Records US 1997 Sell This Version
EPMD The Joint (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings US 1997 Sell This Version