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  • Audio CD (September 23, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: September 23, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Fontana Def Jam
  • ASIN: B0000024MR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James Clark on December 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I agree with whomever said that this CD is their best since "Strictly Business" and it's definitely as good as ''Business Never Personal" which also went gold and had some of their best tracks, rhymes and samples on it. (The Headbangers)
Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith both born in 1968 have been around since the early days of hip-hop, and they are not old and tired either, they did their first major album when they were only 18 years old!! They bring their hip-hop longevity, underground sound, and old school rap flow to this CD which is typical EPMD; uncut funk samples and a very non-commercial sound. I guess some people who gave it a bad review can't understand their artistic vision and musical integrity. The one BASIC thing about EPMD is how consistent they've been... with four gold albums to their credit. They are even more influential than that.
These saavy veterans are called EPMD, it stands for (Erick and Parrish Making Dollaz) and they flex madd skills and fresh game on this CD. They bring hot raps and much revitalized energy to this new set of awesome, perfectly selected samples from the "Joys of Funk" production, a.k.a. Erick "Funk Lord" Sermon who has produced (Redman, Method Man, Scarface, Too Short and many others) AND many tracks used first by EPMD were used later by: Run-DMC, JAY-Z, DR. DRE, LL COOL J, DMX, Warren G, and others.
On this CD they are using hot old school funk tracks by Zapp, Tom Browne, Rick James, and Slave, but you gotta be old school to notice that. All you youngsters better listen up and learn from the masters...'cause this is how rap should be done.
FYI: To you new jacks to the hip-hop world who think they know sumthin'....THERE WOULD BE NO: REDMAN, KEITH MURRAY, MOBB DEEP, DAS EFX OR K-SOLO WITHOUT EPMD!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Enlightened on October 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I Love this album. To me it is their best since Strictly Business. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith got back together to release this album; the long awaited comeback album. They did not disappoint either. The Green Eyed Bandit laid down the beats nicely and they still sound as fresh as they did in 97. Erick and Parrish Making Dollas trade rhymes like few other duos can do.
My favorite songs include:
The off the meter Richter Scale, Da Joint which is one of their best songs ever, Never Seen Before, you Gots To Chill 97, KIM, Jane 5.
They also have an incredible Das EFX collabo, Intrigued, which is really tight. The song KIM has the incredible Keith Murray and Erick Sermon droppin some classics bars over an orchestrial beat and Redman has a solid verse too.
You Gots To Chill 97 is arguably better than the original song with its sample of Roger Troutmans More Bounce To The Ounce while Never Seen Before sports a tight beat with some great lyrics. Jane 5 is another installment in the classic Jane stories and this one doesnt disapoint either.
Overall This is an album you can listen to the whole way through and not get bored. This is a must for fans and casual listeners alike!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Tippin on March 18, 2006
Format: Audio CD
i would have to say when this album came out I bought it because of the "Never Seen Before" single. I was immediately impressed from the first track to the end. If you like hip-hop this album is a must have. When this came out I listened to nothing but gangsta rap

and this enlightened me to other genres of rap
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 2001
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I Love this album. To me it is their best since Strictly Business. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith got back together to release this album; the long awaited comeback album. They did not disappoint either. The Green Eyed Bandit laid down the beats nicely and they still sound as fresh as they did in 97. Erick and Parrish Making Dollas trade rhymes like few other duos can do.My favorite songs include:The off the meter Richter Scale, Da Joint which is one of their best songs ever, Never Seen Before, you Gots To Chill 97, KIM, Jane 5.They also have an incredible Das EFX collabo, Intrigued, which is really tight. The song KIM has the incredible Keith Murray and Erick Sermon droppin some classics bars over an orchestrial beat and Redman has a solid verse too.You Gots To Chill 97 is arguably better than the original song with its sample of Roger Troutmans More Bounce To The Ounce while Never Seen Before sports a tight beat with some great lyrics. Jane 5 is another installment in the classic Jane stories and this one doesnt disapoint either.Overall This is an album you can listen to the whole way through and not get bored. This is a must for fans and casual listeners alike!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Soul Groove on March 29, 2008
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I am not gonna front, this is my first EPMD album, but I do have Erick Sermon's first 2 (1993,1995)solos and his Insomnia comp from 1996, and I am a fan of his production. Erick Sermon's production does not dissapoint here either as he handles the lion's share. PMD handles a little as does Rockwilder contributing some co-production. There is a lot of deeper more lyrical East Coast rap out there, but there is room for some fun, beat driven funk, and these guys deliver no shortage of it. Much of the lyrical content includes boasting and flexing rap skills, calling out weak mc's, and a little doe doe smoke here and there. "Never Seen Before" really gives up the funk with a twangy soul sample. I like PMD's flow here, and the 2 show that they are still comin' hard on the mic. The remix is tangy laid-back funk PMD's rolling, funk inflected beat is bangin' on "Last Man Standing." Again, PMD's flow is on point, and the title is pretty self-explanatory. Erick Sermon does a pretty good job on the mic, though I prefer PMD's flow though. I like the Zapp "More Bounce To The Ounce" sample on the tight "You Gots 2 Chill '97," a remake to one of their earliest classics. They tell other mc's to chill because they will be shut down by EPMD's funk if they try to step to them. We get a neat Def Squad collabo with Redman and Keith Murray. Redman serves it as raw as ever; Erick Sermon steps his flow game up a bit here. Keith Murray as usual rips it to shreds with his cool, raspy rap voice. All four come correct as they once again flex their mic skills. The beat has a deep underground vibe. "Intrigued" has a cool funky underground vibe too. Das Efx keep it sewasidal and raw, and Drays and Skoob's flows are intact, a fun listen; Das Efx seems to steal the show here.Read more ›
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