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Friday, April 4, 2014

TV One’s Unsung documentary series featuring EPMD

EPMD-STRICTLY BUSINESS
 
 
One of the best Hip Hop groups ever coming out of Brentwood, Long Island, TV One presents the origins, controversies and music of EPMD.
 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

PMD EP "New Business" Available Now

By Ralo

August 30th marked 25 years since the release of EPMDs' "Strictly Business" on Sleeping Bag/ Fresh Records- an independent label based in New york City. "Strictly Business" was released in 1988, during what some people refer to as the best year of full-length album releases in rap music. 1988 was also the height of what is considered the golden age of rap music. It was an era that didn't over glorify materialism and didn't promote excessive violence- that would come years later. Big Daddy Kane, Stetsasonic and Public Enemy all had classic album releases in 1988, in August of that year EPMD would join the fray with "Strictly Business".

The sample heavy "Strictly Business" drew from different  musical sources. At the time finding an unused James Brown loop was the thing to do. EPMD took a different route by sampling music from Zapp, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sly Stone and even Eric Clapton. This eclectic blend of music set EPMD apart from the rest of raps' biggest luminaries of the time.

Since 1988 EPMD has released seven albums in total, and have done a fair amount of successful solo projects as well. Now, PMD is back with another solo release, this one is an EP called "New Business" and is due to drop on September 24th.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

1988 - Classic Hip Hop Albums Celebrating Their 25th Anniversary



When i think of 1988 i think about me getting my license and graduating from high school and being suckered into joining the Army (If i ever run into that recruitment officer i just might slap the shit outta him for selling me false dreams lol ), yeah im ranting and telling my age right now, but 1988 also marked a significant time period in my life that blew my mind. Ask some of my closest friends and they will tell you the times where they used to hang out at my house while i djed for hours and hours. After a while they would either leave, or fall asleep but when they returned or woke up, i was still on those Gemini turntables having fun, cutting up "Im the King of Rock" by Run DMC to "Funky Beat" by Whodini .The music was pure, fresh and raw, and each artist didn't sound like the next one, they all had distinctive flows, styles and the music production was on point. So here we are, 25 years later, and this year these artists celebrated their 25th anniversary milestone debuts. 


So here are the 15 most memorable albums of 1988 in no particular order. I am sure you will agree that the talent of each of these artists reach beyond levels that can never ever ever ever ever be duplicated. 



    The Golden Era of Hip Hop..........  


Thursday, September 5, 2013

PMD EP "New Business" September 24th

By Ralo

August 30th marked 25 years since the release of EPMDs' "Strictly Business" on Sleeping Bag/ Fresh Records- an independent label based in New york City. "Strictly Business" was released in 1988, during what some people refer to as the best year of full-length album releases in rap music. 1988 was also the height of what is considered the golden age of rap music. It was an era that didn't over glorify materialism and didn't promote excessive violence- that would come years later. Big Daddy Kane, Stetsasonic and Public Enemy all had classic album releases in 1988, in August of that year EPMD would join the fray with "Strictly Business".

The sample heavy "Strictly Business" drew from different  musical sources. At the time finding an unused James Brown loop was the thing to do. EPMD took a different route by sampling music from Zapp, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sly Stone and even Eric Clapton. This eclectic blend of music set EPMD apart from the rest of raps' biggest luminaries of the time.

Since 1988 EPMD has released seven albums in total, and have done a fair amount of successful solo projects as well. Now, PMD is back with another solo release, this one is an EP called "New Business" and is due to drop on September 24th.



Monday, September 17, 2012

OLD SCHOOL MEGA JAM FEATURING DJ SCRATCH OF EPMD

Sunday, September 16, 2012

OLD SCHOOL MEGA JAM FEATURING DANA DANE

Classic Hip Hop concert at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Long Island NY sponsored by Party 105.3 featuring Dj Scratch, Epmd, Bizmarkie, Chubb Rock, Nice n Smooth, The Jungle Brothers, Positive K, Dana Dane, Newcleus, Keith Murray, Dj Gumba & Joeski Love!!


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SAT SEPT 15TH 2012 : OLD SCHOOL MEGA JAM FT EPMD, NICE & SMOOTH, BIZMARKIE W/ MUSIC BY DJ TIGER



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