EPMD Live In Concert
BARRIE MEANS BUSINESS!!
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
BACK TO THE BASICS - HIP HOP FREESTYLE BATTLE
6 people ENTER. Only 1 leaves with CHROME!
WINNER RECIEVES $420 SHOPPING SPREE @ LIQUID CHROME!
The First Kings
Music Supplied by DJ Law
Hosted by DUTCH
This is a 19+ Event!
$25 including tax in advance.
Tickets will be available this Tuesday, April 13th at www.ticketbreak.com & Liquid Chrome!
There's no place like CHROME!
Once described as "the rap equivalent of a rock & roll garage band," EPMD (stands for "Erick and Parrish Making Dollars") got into the hip-hop business not to spout its political agenda, but to have fun and get paid.
Over the course of four albums (from the 1988 classic Strictly Business to 1992's Business Never Personal), the group rarely varied from two themes: dissing sucker MCs and recounting sexual exploits. EPMD also had a feel for a good groove, and created numerous hip-hop classics, including "It's My Thing," "You Gots to Chill," "Crossover," "Strictly Business" and "Rampage."
Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith were both raised in the Long Island suburb of Brentwood. They moved into rap separately, with Smith DJing for Rock Squad on a single for the Tommy Boy label. After coming together in 1987 — they recorded their debut, "It's My Thing," in three hours.
After calling it quits in 1993, the duo re-formed EPMD in 1997, recording a strong comeback LP named Back in Business. Out of Business followed in 1999, but the rappers continued pursuing their own projects through the late '90s and early 2000s. Both released solo albums, and Sermon partnered with Redman and Keith Murray as part of the Def Squad super group. Nevertheless, the duo still finds time to continue performing together as EPMD, with their latest studio release being We Mean Business.