Strictly Business

£ 18.99


As even the title states, 'Strictly Business' is a no-nonsense mission statement from epmd ('eric and parrish makin' dollars'), a straightforward, seamlessly produced piece of rap history. As the title track makes clear, 'strictly business' was all about setting the standard for rap's burgeoning pop dominance. Eric's laid back vocals contrast his partner's more staccato delivery. Together the team contributed much to pop culture by way of this album - 'the steve martin' is a self-explanatory dance lesson, while the tight groove of 'you gots to chill' enjoyed a respectable tenure in the public consciousness. 'let the funk flow' is marked by a loose, expertly mixed blend of samples, while 'you're a customer' employs 'fly like an eagle' along with a spare backing track and an encyclopediaful of cultural references. The album's comedic closer is 'jane,' a heavy-handed tale of a lady who messed with the wrong mc.

Strictly Business
Because I'm Housin'
So Let The Funk Flow
You Gots To Chill
It's My Thing
You're A Customer
The Steve Martin
Get Off The Bandwagon
D.J. K La Boss
Format: LP
Label: Fresh Records
Catalogue numbers: LPRE-82006

Distributed By-Scorpio Music

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-0 31199 20121 3
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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