Today In Hip-Hop: EPMD Release ‘Business Never Personal’

On this day, July 28, in hip-hop history… 1992: EPMD solidify their position as one of hip-hop’s traditional groups with the release of their fourth studio album, Business Never Personal. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith proved their commercial and artistic viability on this album. Backed by funky beats, innovative nods to the Zapp/Roger Troutman catalogue, and their no-nonsense rhymes, EPMD stuck to pure hip-hop in every sense. Their trademark shined throughout the 11-track offering, which had plenty here to keep fans head-bobbing. The duo address rappers who “sell their souls to gold” on “Crossover,” while the Long Island anthem “Boon Box” ...

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