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EPMD - Out of Business (Parental Advisory)

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Item #: 2832417
    This limited edition 2 CD set contains the complete OUT OF BUSINESS and a bonus greatest hits album. EPMD: Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith (rap vocals). Additional personnel: Redman, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, 8 Off Agallah, 215, Method Man, Lady Luck, K-Solo, ......more
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Artist: EPMD
Description:
This limited edition 2 CD set contains the complete OUT OF BUSINESS and a bonus greatest hits album. EPMD: Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith (rap vocals). Additional personnel: Redman, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, 8 Off Agallah, 215, Method Man, Lady Luck, K-Solo, LL Cool J (rap vocals). Producers: Erick Sermon, DJ Scratch, Parrish "PMD" Smith, Angel "8 Off" Agullar. Engineers include: Tommy Uzzo, Charlie Marotta, John Decatur. Audio Mixers: Dave Greenberg; Erick Sermon; Ivan Doc Rodriguez; Parrish Smith; Tommy Uzzo; Charlie Marotta. Recording information: Commach; Ian London Studios, Long Island, NY; Mirror Image East, Long Island, NY; Mirror Image Recordings East, Dix Hills, NY; Mirror Image Studio, New York, NY; Mirror Image, Long Island, NY; Northshore Soundworks; Northshore Studios, Long Island, NY; Power Play Studios, Long Island City, NY; Rockin' Reel Studio. Photographers: Gerard Gaskin; Danny Clinch. EPMD has dropped its signature brand of hip-hop funk flavor on the world for over a decade. OUT OF BUSINESS is an album that recalls the pure uncut street flavor of earlier efforts from Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith. Tracks like "Pioneers," "Symphony," and "Check 1,2," help ensure that the dynamic duo of hip-hop will remain strictly entrenched at the top of the hill. Produced mostly by Sermon, who creates a fusion of classic funk samples and today's hottest street sounds, OUT OF BUSINESS stands as reason why EPMD has had a decade of hits and numerous gold records. The pair spit verses like they did when they burst on to the scene in the late '80s, making OUT OF BUSINESS one of EPMD's deepest albums in years. OUT OF BUSINESS is also available with a special greatest hits disc that includes classic EPMD tracks like "It's My Thang," "Crossover," and "Big Payback."
See Also:
Strictly Business, Business as Usual
See Influences:
Run-D.M.C., Kool Moe Dee, Eric B. & Rakim, Eric Clapton, Whodini, Parliament, Grandmaster Flash, Bob Marley, Ice-T, Zapp, Afrika Bambaataa, Slick Rick, MC Shan, Kool G Rap, James Brown
See Contemporaries:
Lord Finesse, De La Soul, Kurtis Blow, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Rob Base, Queen Latifah, Kool G Rap, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Craig Mack, Ultramagnetic MC's, Gang Starr, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Stezo, Chubb Rock, Stetsasonic, Chill Rob G., LL Cool J, Ice-T, Rakim, Eric B. & Rakim, Masta Ace, Roxanne Shanté, Beastie Boys, Big Daddy Kane, Steady B, Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, True Mathematics, Gucci Crew II, Mantronix, Large Professor, Digital Underground, Special Ed
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Intro
  2. 2 Pioneers
  3. 3 Right Now
  4. 4 Check 1, 2
  5. 5 Symphony - (featuring M.O.P.)
  6. 6 Hold Me Down
  7. 7 Rap Is Still Outta Control - (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  8. 8 Fan, The
  9. 9 Draw
  10. 10 U Got Shot - (featuring 8-Off Agallah/215)
  11. 11 House Party
  12. 12 Funk, The
  13. 13 Symphony 2000 - (remix, featuring Redman/Method Man)
  14. 14 Jane 6
Disc 2:
  1. 1 It's My Thang
  2. 2 You Gots 2 Chill '97
  3. 3 Strictly Business
  4. 4 So What Cha Sayin'
  5. 5 Big Payback
  6. 6 Get the Bozack
  7. 7 Please Listen to My Demo
  8. 8 Gold Digger
  9. 9 Rampage - (featuring LL Cool J)
  10. 10 Crossover
  11. 11 Headbanger - (featuring Redman/K-Solo)
  12. 12 Never Seen Before
  13. 13 Joint, Da
Type:
Performer
Genre:
R&B
Subgenre:
East Coast Rap
Label:
Def Jam Records
Number of Discs:
2
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
100 : 38
Guest Artist:
Redman; Method Man; M.O.P.; Busta Rhymes; Lady Luck; LL Cool J; 215; 8-Off Agallah; K Solo
Editorial Reviews:
Entertainment Weekly (7/23/99, p.68) - "...On their seventh - and grandest - album, EPMD dis hip hop hypocrisy while pumping the boogie..." - Rating: A- Alternative Press (10/99, pp.88-9) - 4 out of 5 - "...[EPMD] rhyme as if the game's stakes involved neighborhood props insteadof major-label millions....Tracks...are so catchy and clever they practically dare trend-obsessed fans to ask for anything more..." CMJ (7/26/99, p.30) - "...best album since 1990's BUSINESS AS USUAL....[shows] no indications of closing up shop..." Vibe (9/99, p.271) - "...the album deserves praise and props on the sheer strength of the duo's favorites....As long there are rare tracks to be sampled and grimy, street-worthy lyricists to hook up with, EPMD will always be open for business." Melody Maker (8/14/99, p.34) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "Rap works so much better when it's raging against the machine....undoubtedly tha' real deal." Rap Pages (9/99, pp.171-2) - "...hearkens to EPMD's feel and style on their early recordings....[a] funk-filled ride."
UPC:
731453825628
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