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Business as Usual is the third album from Hip Hop duo EPMD, released December 15, 1990 and their first on leading rap label Def Jam as a result of being signed over (along with Nice & Smooth) from their former label, Fresh Records.
Business Never Personal is the fourth studio album by hip hop duo EPMD, released July 28, 1992 on Def Jam Records. The lead single, Crossover, became its biggest success, nearly reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The duo cut Head Banger with Redman and K-Solo was also a hit in 1992. The album was later certified Gold in sales by the RIAA on October 13, 1992. The single Crossover was certified Gold on November 16, 1992
Having recorded two undeniable hip-hop classics right out the box, EPMD met with a modicum of disapproval for the first time ever upon the release of its third album, which was graded down by some fans and critics because it seemed to be, yes, more business as usual rather than any sort of musical maturation or progression. Unbowed, Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith returned with what, at the time, was rumored even before it hit shelves to be their final album together. Indeed, the duo broke up not long after Business Never Personal came out. It was a perfect way to go out together.
Business Never Personal. By: EPMD (1992, Hip Hop). 1. Boon Dox More albums from EPMD: Business As Usual by EPMD. Strictly Business by EPMD. Back In Business by EPMD. Unfinished Business by EPMD. Out Of Business by EPMD. We Mean Business by EPMD.
The best track on their latest effort, Business Never Personal, is Play the Next Man, a warning to skeezers that takes hold with a juicy call-and-response chant. Running a close second is Nobody’s Safe Chump, which embraces gangsta rap’s madman attitudes without getting evil. It’s Going Down and Chill, meanwhile, are more shots of MOR badassness. Business Never Personal. Please Stop Thinking This Will Be a Fair Election. Watch Jon Stewart Tear Into Mitch McConnell on ‘Colbert’. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith has released many albums from 1988 to 1992. Their fourth album "Business Never Personal" would be their fourth's album as a group before they split up into solo careers. Like many listeners have realized, this is probably the duo's darkest produced LP of their career. All of the production and rhymes are dark and grimy as compared to the other albums that came before this album here. There are many banging tracks that are scattered throughout this album. One obvious would be the hit single "Headbanger" featuring K-Solo and Redman. Following mixed criticism of their previous studio effort, 1990's Business As Usual, the duo was able to return to their past acclaim on Business Never Personal. The album is considered the duo's third classic by fans and critics. The single "Crossover" was certified Gold on November 16, 1992. While it has yet to feature a .
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|2||Nobody's Safe Chump||2:12|
|3||Can't Hear Nothing But The Music
Co-producer – Charlie Marotta
Featuring – K-Solo, Redman
|6||Scratch Bring It Back (Part 2 - Mic Doc)
Featuring – DJ Scratch
|8||Cummin' At Cha
Featuring – Das EFX
|9||Play The Next Man||3:35|
|10||It's Going Down||4:12|
|11||Who Killed Jane||3:46|
- Co-producer – Mr. Bozack (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 11)
- Producer – Erick Sermon (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 11), Parrish Smith (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 11)
- Scratches – DJ Scratch (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 9)
NotesOriginal Sound Recording Made By Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
℗ 1992 Rush Associated Labels
© 1992 Rush Associated Labels/"Chaos" is a trademark of Sony Music Inc./Distribution Sony Music
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- Matrix / Runout: 01-471963-10 22 A2
- Price Code: CB 791
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