Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back In Business

"Never sweatin' ya girl. [Why P?] Cause she's a skeezoid."

In 1988, a group from the "Boondocks" thrusted themselves into rap consciousness with the seminal release "Strictly Business." That group is EPMD. Well twenty years later, the fellas are back with a new album and a new movement. Check it out:

"Los Angeles, CA. (November, 2008) — Los Angeles based A.K.L.A Productions announced today the unveiling of "The EPMD Project", a collection of premiere international artists creating works inspired by EPMD. Works from each artist will be presented on canvases and prints and auctioned off at a record release event and a listening party. In Los Angeles, EPMD will team with Zune at their Zune L.A. space, offering guests the first opportunity to hear the new album and bid on the exclusive artwork."

"Proceeds earned from each event will go to benefit Brooklyn New York-based charity Groundswell Community Mural Project. This is a unique opportunity for renowned urban artists to pay homage to, and collaborate with, one of the most legendary Hip Hop Recording groups of all time. "

""This is a celebration of hard work and an amazing new record. We feel blessed to have the support of all this talent and are happy to be able to use our good fortune to give back to the Groundswell organization and the kids they support," states Parish Smith of EPMD. "The feedback has been incredible, this record reflects how far we have and come. To be able to collaborate with our fans to give back to a charity makes it even more special," says Erick Sermon. EPMD's new album "We Mean Business" will be in stores on December 9th."

If you're of a certain age, you fully understand the power that Erick and Parish wield on the mic. If you're not of a certain age, just watch the video below.

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