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eric & parrish makin dollars never fails to hit the spot when i need to hear some old school:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bc/Epmdpic.jpg

Eisbär (Eisbär), Friday, 16 February 2007 10:22 (fifteen years ago) link

ericK, that should've been.

Eisbär (Eisbär), Friday, 16 February 2007 10:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Who killed Jane?

Tiki Theater Xymposium (Tiki Theater Xymposium), Friday, 16 February 2007 10:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Ned Raggett.

The Reverend shines like a lighthouse (Rodney J. Greene), Friday, 16 February 2007 10:34 (fifteen years ago) link

i listened to strictly business this morning before i left for work. 100% classic.

edb (edb), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Ahem.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link

so great! i love epmd.

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:51 (fifteen years ago) link

After four drinks or more they sound like Paula Abdul.

It's Expected I'm Maud Gonne (Modal Fugue), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Harry Allen once bitched about people going nuts about Paul's Boutique, considering that Strictly Business was more sonically adventurous and lyrically tight. I know I listen to SB a lot more than PB.

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:52 (fifteen years ago) link

disagree w/matt cibula. though epmd possess'd better flow

barba labyrnth (barba labyrnth), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:55 (fifteen years ago) link

hey don't blame me, blame harry allen!

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:59 (fifteen years ago) link

You better pack a sheepdog, cause it's bitterly cold out.

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:59 (fifteen years ago) link

right at the top

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Strictly Business is great (I love EPMD) but no fucking way is it more "sonically adventurous" than "Paul's Boutique"

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:59 (fifteen years ago) link

My lawyer's so good, you'll be walking the beat in Alaska.

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:00 (fifteen years ago) link

MCs are jumpin' out shoes and socks

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Take a stroll, listen to rock 'n' roll

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Fuck Harry Allen anyway, PB is a great record.

Still, "WWEPMDD?" wristbands would serve many of today's rap groups very well. OR maybe, "WWBDKD?"

a bulldog fed a cookie shaped like a kitten (austin), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

why? cuz she's a skeezoid!

edb (edb), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

samurai suzuki

edb (edb), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:08 (fifteen years ago) link

drink Budweiser, cannot stand Miller

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:12 (fifteen years ago) link

You're just a soldier and I'm a Green Beret
I do not think twice about the MCs I slay

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm a locksmith with the key to fame

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

going going going another rapper gone
to pop and r&b not the MD
i'm stictly hardcore
i stick to kid capri

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

and if you're tired
then go take a nap

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

The process of elimination is quite simple
Let you grow like a blackhead and pop you like a pimple
Slice you like lettuce, toss you like a salad
Revoke your emcee license cause your rhymes are invalid

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

get the bozack

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:28 (fifteen years ago) link

god i love the "J.B.'s Monorail" sample

where wings take dream (booyaa tribe), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Known to the master in the MC field
No respect in '87
'88 you kneel

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link

FREEZE!!!

The Reverend shines like a lighthouse (Rodney J. Greene), Friday, 16 February 2007 18:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Music please.

The Reverend shines like a lighthouse (Rodney J. Greene), Friday, 16 February 2007 18:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Well I have a new dance, that you all must learn
You may have seen the Pee-Wee Herman, but it's had its turn

The Reverend shines like a lighthouse (Rodney J. Greene), Friday, 16 February 2007 18:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Damnit, none on the ipod. I'm stuck with 7a3 for rap from that era today.

a bulldog fed a cookie shaped like a kitten (austin), Friday, 16 February 2007 18:16 (fifteen years ago) link

7a3

Well, it is mad, mad world, after all.

As far as EPMD goes, it doesn't get much better than crossover. Supposedly the Roger Troutman record it samples had barely even hit the shelves.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 16 February 2007 19:18 (fifteen years ago) link

That doesn't sound right to me. I'd say it was at least 10 years old.

a bulldog fed a cookie shaped like a kitten (austin), Friday, 16 February 2007 19:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Nope, it's "You Should Be Mine" from "Bridging The Gap":

http://www.discogs.com/release/201379


Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 16 February 2007 19:55 (fifteen years ago) link

Huh. Learn something new every day.

Still, it was funny for them to be dissing crossover artists on their biggest pop hit ever, based on a hook from an r'n'b smash.

a bulldog fed a cookie shaped like a kitten (austin), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:22 (fifteen years ago) link

o hip hop yr ironies are truly a mystery

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Doesn't Red have a new album coming out soon?

a bulldog fed a cookie shaped like a kitten (austin), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:26 (fifteen years ago) link

it's like dig 'em smacks
smack me and i'll smack you back

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:28 (fifteen years ago) link

no jokin' i'm gettin paid fully
you wanna by the cassette? stop by sam goody
YO WHERE'S MY HOODIE?

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:32 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost

yeah, erick likes to drink a six-pack of miller or stroh's but parrish drinks budweiser cuz he can't stand miller or vice versa

edb (edb), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:32 (fifteen years ago) link

thinkin' if we got a chance we could rock it
funky fresh demo tape in my pocket

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 20:33 (fifteen years ago) link

ay yo you want to battle
I'm good to g.o.

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Get the boy-e-o-e-o-e-oooo-zak

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:28 (fifteen years ago) link

spell check failed for bo-woah-woah-woah-woah-zack

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:39 (fifteen years ago) link

any love for "Back in Business"? Richter Scale mmm hmm

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:43 (fifteen years ago) link

About five times a week, unbidden into my head comes: Beam me up, Scotty/ I control your body/ I'm as deadly as aids/ when it's time to rock a party.

How are their later albums? I've SB and UB, but never really investigated the solo albums or the later reunion stuff.

Rofofo Fight! (honestengine), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:48 (fifteen years ago) link

well, I like Back in Business but at least a 1/4 of it is either remakes of old songs or unnecessary remixes. the first half is pretty great though.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:49 (fifteen years ago) link

and the Def Squad album was not bad... whatever happened to Keith Murray?

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 21:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Business As Usual has its moments. "I'm Mad".

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:02 (fifteen years ago) link

i like business as usual a lot actually.

i never heard back in business.

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:04 (fifteen years ago) link

i remember randomly meeting a friend of mine after his last exam at McGill in Montreal when he was all fucked up on mushrooms, and walking down ste catherine street with him. For some reason all he could do was try to quote EPDM lyrics, but he kept fucking them all up like: "I'm a Locksmith! And you're a green beret!". But then we went to get a slice of pizza and he started doing all these pizza lines from "Mona Lisa" in a fucked up effeminate Slick Rick voice, like "My gosh, ya look nice! Put away your money, I'll buy yur slice!" to these mean-looking quebecois metal dudes. Why do I have perfect recall of the most useless moments of my life? Anyway, it was funny.

fritz wollner (fritz), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:16 (fifteen years ago) link

!!!! omg that's amazing fritz! that doesn't seem useless at all!

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:21 (fifteen years ago) link

well it's been a useless until now, anyway... though I have called Dan just to say, "I'm a locksmith - and you're a Green Beret!" more than once.

fritz wollner (fritz), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:27 (fifteen years ago) link

They've never made a bad album, they just progressively less awesome as time goes on. Shocking consistent.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Friday, 16 February 2007 23:12 (fifteen years ago) link

They've never made a bad album, they just progressively less awesome as time goes on. Shocking consistent.

that, and b/c they'd been around for so long you can tell how hip-hop has evolved over time just by following the course of their records.

Eisbär (Eisbär), Friday, 16 February 2007 23:28 (fifteen years ago) link

what's more -- and for which they are to be credited -- that even as their beats changed somewhat over time (to match changing fashions), they STILL maintained their individuality throughout. even when, as on out of business, they invited folks like redman & method man to appeal to newer audiences or (from business as usual onwards) their lyrics got more "street" (translation -- they started cussing and talking more about guns, a stylistic tip of the hat to NWA?) -- throughout all that, they still remained Erick and Parrish most interested in girls and dissing any MCs not as skilled as they were.

Eisbär (Eisbär), Friday, 16 February 2007 23:38 (fifteen years ago) link

"even when, as on out of business, they invited folks like redman & method man to appeal to newer audiences"

see also Das EFX

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 23:40 (fifteen years ago) link

I mean the diggity figgity dun das Fx

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 February 2007 23:41 (fifteen years ago) link

erick sermon's production history is almost better than what EPMD did

vahid (vahid), Friday, 16 February 2007 23:44 (fifteen years ago) link

can't hear nothin' but the music i'm trippin

sir lord baltimore club music (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 19 February 2007 16:37 (fifteen years ago) link


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