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Out of Business (Limited Edition)

EPMD

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Over the course of the ‘90s EPMD refined its sound, distilling their obese funk loops to straight-line rhythms, and the lethargic lyrical flows to tight verses. The duo created several new-era anthems, a handful of which are contained on their last album of the ‘90's, Out of Business. “Check 1, 2,” “Symphony,” and “Hold Me Down” are tough and tightly knit — they blend the best of old EPMD with tips gleaned from more recent masters like DJ Premier, whose chopping techniques reappear throughout the album. The only downside to the new EPMD style is that while powerful, it is sometimes too clean. The best moments of Out of Business are “Right Now” and “Jane 6,” which allow the bass to lay sloppy in the cut, like extra cheese and onions falling out the side of a grinder. As a bonus, the second disc contains a selection of the duo’s greatest hits. Those songs need no introduction — they are forever peculiar, forever potent, forever relevant.

Customer Reviews

Best Joint Not Recognized By Today's Culture

This LP is classic and true hip-hop. It's just so disappointing that there are a thousand reviews for some "hot" new song from that stupi Yong Joc, yet only me and "speed1969racer" wrote reviews for this joint that belongs in the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame. If you don't believe me then buy "Crossover" and "You Gots To Chill," then buy"I Knnow You See It" and "It's Goin' Down" and tell me which two you like more.

EPMD all in one!

I like the mix of old and new.. EPMD Strickly Business is what I know but like this mix more. Old school rap rules!

One of The Greatest Groups Of all time!!!!

I must say I am very very happy to be able to purchase the best of EPMD ..Classic & True Artists of the old school Hip Hop Era! I have been looking all over for their CD's and they are hard to find..Thank goodness i found it here...now can you get "the worlds greatest entertainer" by doug e fresh?

Biography

Formed: 1987 in Long Island, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

On the surface, the sample-reliant productions and monotone rapping styles of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith had little to recommend them, but the duo's recordings as EPMD were among the best in hip-hop's underground during the late '80s and early '90s. Over the course of four albums (from the 1988 classic Strictly Business to 1992's Business Never Personal), the group rarely varied from two themes: dissing sucker MCs and recounting sexual exploits. A closer look, however, revealed that the duo's...
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