EPMD Is Working On An Album Only Featuring Classic Duos, Including Black Star
It has been almost nine years since legendary duo EPMD released an album. Late 2008’s We Mean Business marked the seventh group effort for Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith. The EP/RBC Records release was a departure from the six consecutive gold albums the Long Islanders released dating back to 1988’s Strictly Business. With involvement from Method Man, Redman, 9th Wonder, Raekwon, Teddy Riley, and KRS-One, the LP packed excitement. However, critically and commercially, something seemed awry.
This week, it’s been revealed that EPMD is at work on the tandem’s eighth album, Dynamic Duos: Big Business. The release is coming through JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, and already promises the kind of concept and star-power that will be a key addition in one of Rap’s best discographies. The album features a number of guest duos, including Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Salt n’ Pepa, Black Star, and more.
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