Update: DJ Scratch Denies Dissing EPMD, Clarifies SoundScan Slight


After reporting that former EPMD member DJ Scratch was poking fun at the group for their new album’s poor sales, hip-hop personality Miss Info is setting the record straight that he was not reposible for the diss.

“I didn’t make or write that statement about EPMD’s record sales,” he told Info. “A fan on MySpace wrote that statement and sent it to me. I was shocked about what he wrote so I copied and pasted it and sent it to my friend Miss Info and a few other friends to show them how some people are still angry about our split. It was my fault to not explain in the email ‘Yo, look what someone wrote to me.’ It’s hard express emotion via text. So I apologize for the miscommunication to Miss Info, EPMD and the fans.”

The statement that Scratch is referring to caused an uproar amongst fans for it’s harsh sentiments. “EPMD’s 7th album We Mean Business hit the stores December 9th 2008,” it 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.”

The DJ/producer made it clear that the comeback disc would have sold just as much if he was a part of it.

“If I was involved with the new EPMD album the result of the record sales would’ve been the same,” he explained. “I listened to the album. It’s better than the last two we’ve dropped. I would be crazy to think that people wouldn’t buy EPMD’s album because I left the group. I only produced one track per album (except Business As Usual where I produced four tracks). So that wouldn’t make any sense.” –Elan Mancini

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    That was nice of him to apologize for not saying something dumb ass hell. I hope that what he is saying is true though.

    http://www.rapaveli.com

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Ok, that’s make sense

    EPMD = one of the greatest group in Hip-Hop

  • Curtis75Black

    Funny how BS can spread like wild fire. I’m glad he cleared the air.

  • GREG 39 YEARS OLD

    fuckin soundscan kills a albums natural growth .if the single is hot then work the record .go back on the road go back in these clubs get back to working these records fuck a million records. hip hop was always a had a true gold fan base since 1984-85 platnium was a false fickle fan base (pop)records like woomp/hammer/tone loc/ etc . epmd should sell 500.000 records in a year if the record is worked the right way i am 39 my son is 16 and his lil sister is 13 they have no clue who epmd is the gender gap is real remix headbanger with lil wheezy/jeezy/and ti give these young brains a history lesson.

  • tony grand$

    Likely story from an apprehended suspect….

  • jojochicago

    DIdn’t know it was out! I need to get the new EPMD! Legends! I know the tracks are hot! THey should have done better promotions! Quit waiting on the record companies to do everything. This is your product to sell a tour with. Niggaz be lazy!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    From the reviews I’ve read, the general consensus is that it’s actually a pretty good album. Only heads that know would understand. I’m coppin dat shit!!

  • G-UNIT KILLA

    PEACE TO THE GREAT PREEM AND FUCK QUE ROLLO AND G-UNOT KILLA

  • stoneyisland

    Jojo hit the nail right on the head, instead of blaming the labels when your albums dont sell, self promote yourself. Rappers have gotten lazy, they dont wanna sell albums outta car trunks like Too Short use to do, they dont wanna put in that grind and tour they want success handed to them via ring tones and TRL…………Chi-town stand up.

  • QUE ROLLO

    haha. u lil ho still typin shit. get ur own lil gimmick cocksucka. u lil groupie ass crack child.

    • tony grand$

      Lol @ QUE ROLLO!