DJ Scratch On EPMD Flop, “EPMD Stands For Erick & Parrish Making Diddly Squat”
As XXLmag.com reported earlier this week, EPMD failed to make it into the Billboard 200 with their comeback album, We Mean Business. Former member DJ Scratch has his own theory about how the group’s disappointing numbers.
In a response posted on hip-hop personality Miss Info’s website, Scratch puts his feelings about the Long Island duo out in the open. “As the world knows, EPMD decided to record a new album without DJ Scratch and they also toured all summer without him,” he told Info. “This desperate but tragic decision by EPMD totally disgusted loyal fans, radio, club and battle DJs around the world. Fans from around the world are outraged shouting.. ‘EPMD without DJ Scratch is like RUN-D.M.C. without Jam Master Jay.’”
The DJ/producer, known for manning the decks for Jay-Z and Diddy as well as crafting hits for Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J and DMX, pulled no punches. “EPMD’s 7th album We Mean Business hit the stores December 9th 2008,” Scratch said. “Their sales in the first week was a tragic 2,726 copies according to Soundscan. So now EPMD stands for Erick and Parrish Making Diddly Squat.”
“Rappers remember,” he continued. “DJ’s run this shit. You make it and we break it! If you shit on one of the Greatest Hip Hop DJs of All Time what do you think will happen?”
Scratch just wrapped up the 2K Sports Bounce tour with Q-Tip and The Cool Kids. – Elan Mancini