Coolin at a party, no, better yet, disco
Head feelin' mellow from a bottle of cisco
Move...(beat)... To crush and fry a sucker MC like Crisco
— "I'm Housin'"
EPMD (Erick & Parrish Making Dollars)
is a hip-hop duo from Brentwood, NY, that reached the peak of their fame in the late Eighties
and early Nineties
. The two are known for their laid-back style of rapping — provided by Erick "E-Double" Sermon's tenor and Parrish "PMD (Microphone Doctor)" Smith's baritone — which contrasted well with the louder, more hyper-sounding rap acts of the time. There have been a couple of breakups through the years, but EPMD are still active as of lately.
- Strictly Business (1988)
- Unfinished Business (1989)
- Business As Usual (1991)
- Business Never Personal (1992)
- Back In Business (1997)
- Out Of Business (1999)
- We Mean Business (2008)note
Tropes all up in their business: