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** Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce" for "You Gots to Chill


* ''We Mean Business'' (2008)[[hottip:*:''(Sense a pattern here yet?)'']]

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* ''We Mean Business'' (2008)[[hottip:*:''(Sense (2008)[[note]]''(Sense a pattern here yet?)'']]
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* "{{Crossover}}": From ''Business Never Personal.'' They're against it.



* [[{{Golddigger}} Gold Digger]]: Found on their ''Business As Usual'' album; a rap about the evils of women who date and marry guys just to get as much money and gifts from them as possible.

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* [[{{Golddigger}} Gold Digger]]: "Gold Digger"]]: Found on their ''Business As Usual'' album; a rap about the evils of women who date and marry guys just to get as much money and gifts from them as possible.


!!Tropes all up in their business:

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!!Tropes !!!Tropes all up in their business:



* "GoldDigger": Found on their ''Business As Usual'' album; a rap about the evils of women who date and marry guys just to get as much money and gifts from them as possible.

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* "GoldDigger": [[{{Golddigger}} Gold Digger]]: Found on their ''Business As Usual'' album; a rap about the evils of women who date and marry guys just to get as much money and gifts from them as possible.



* RecurringCharacter: Some girl named Jane. [[OnceAnEpisode Every EPMD album]] has a track with "Jane" in the title.

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* RecurringCharacter: Some girl named Jane. [[OnceAnEpisode [[OncePerEpisode Every EPMD album]] has a track with "Jane" in the title.title.
* {{Sampling}}: Music/BobMarley's "I Shot the Sheriff" for "Strictly Business."

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-->''Coolin at a party, no, better yet, disco''
-->''Head feelin' mellow from a bottle of cisco''
-->''Move...[[{{Beat}} (beat)]]... To crush and fry a sucker MC like Crisco'' -- "I'm Housin'"


EPMD [[FunWithAcronyms (Erick & Parrish Making Dollars)]] is a hip-hop duo from Brentwood, NY, that reached the peak of their fame in the late [[TheEighties Eighties]] and early [[TheNineties 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.

!!Albums:
* ''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)[[hottip:*:''(Sense a pattern here yet?)'']]

!!Tropes all up in their business:
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Best personified in "You Gots To Chill":
-->Never have to act ill, but if I have to, I kill / So believe me, boy... you gots to chill.
* BoastfulRap: Many examples.
* CatchPhraseSpoutingDuo: They do incorporate a lot of pop culture references in their rhymes.
* DanceSensation: "The Creator/SteveMartin".
* "GoldDigger": Found on their ''Business As Usual'' album; a rap about the evils of women who date and marry guys just to get as much money and gifts from them as possible.
* TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop
* ICallHimMisterHappy: "Mr. Bozack", depicting a conversation between a man and his STD-ridden genitalia.
* OneWomanSong: The "Jane" series.
* RecurringCharacter: Some girl named Jane. [[OnceAnEpisode Every EPMD album]] has a track with "Jane" in the title.
* SequelSong: "You Gots To Chill '97", from ''Back In Business''. (Followed up "You Gots To Chill" from ''Strictly Business''.)
* SeriousBusiness: It's in their album titles, after all.
* SongStyleShift: "Scratch Bring It Back Part 2 (Mic Doc)" - PMD stops the beat in the middle of the track, and tells the DJ to put something different on. He then proceeds to make an altogether different-sounding rap.
* STDImmunity: Averted on "Mr. Bozack".
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: "Jane 3" is about a hard-up gangsta named Jay. Once the rappers visit Jay's place, though, they find out more about "him"...
** And then "Jane 6" goes in the ''opposite'' direction.
* VisualPun: The entire video for "You Gots To Chill", which was shot inside an ice-cube packaging facility along with stock footage of old refrigerators.
* WordSequel: There's "Jane", "Jane 2", "Jane 3", ...and then "Who Killed Jane".
** Followed by "Jane 5", "Jane 6"... and then, just "Jane" for ''We Mean Business''.

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