EPMD   Unfinished Business
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #47 for 1989

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5.0 classicdiscdolo | December 20th 08

Not so sound Cliche-ish, but this album was a classic when it dropped. At this point EPMD had one under their belt and seemed to know what to do to make another one. The 2 weak tracks ( Too much to drink, TIme to party) were the hip-house/club track that every rap album had at the time (check special ed, latifah, jbs etc). Heavy use of BT express (before dmx) and dj scratch's debut make the production solid. Lyrically the duo keep their braggodocio and no-sellout stance on point and don't stray from it. I bumped this hard in 89 and will bump it hard today. Even "its time to party " get's a lil play because you can never say no to "love is the message". This is one that plays straight through so I recommend you give it a listen and enjoy.

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5.0 classicdmoz47 | August 20th 18

One of the most underrated hip hop albums of all time, period. The lyrics, the beats, the *music* -- everything is right here. Even the bright cover contributes to the experience this album provides. Certainly ahead of its time when you realize it dropped in 1988. Erick Sermon's lisp and smooth delivery perfectly compliment Parrish's more aggressive and lyrical verses. Fantastic sampling provides for the great balance of consistency and variety in the tracks; the album doesn't get old easily, but doesn't change up styles so much that it becomes a mark against it. Strictly Business is fundamentally better album overall, but the style, swagger, and presence that comes with Unfinished Business just can't be beat. A top three album of all time on my list.

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