All of the production and rhymes are dark and grimy as compared to the other albums that came before this album here. There are many banging tracks that are scattered throughout this album. One obvious would be the hit single "Headbanger" featuring K-Solo and Redman. Recently All Hip Hop ranked Redman's verse as one of the top 20 verses in Hip Hop, and I have to agree because he basically steals the show there.
Another great song is another of the album's lead singles "Crossover" as Erick and Parrish rhyme about Hip Hop artists that turn pop in a matter of time. To be honest, the production on this album took time to grow on me, probably because I wasn't used to them doing dark sounding beats, but songs like "Can't Hear Nothing But The Music" and "Chill" are some of the well produced tracks.
The album is not without flaws though. As I stated before, the production had to grow on me, and it took a while, as well as the dark sounding rhymes, as if both members were angry at something. Nobodys Safe Chump - EPMD - Business Never Personal (Vinyl, I'm not the only one who noticed the Michael Jackson refrences on this album.
This album clocks in at 39 minutes to be exactand it really goes both ways. The good being that it is short and right to the point. Also, it keeps the vibe going for the listener, LP. The bad being that it the shortest EPMD album.
It seems like you're getting into the album, it's almost over, leaving a listener for more. Also one can't help but wonder what Erick and Parrish were going through between each other before their split up, and think that this album was put together just to keep their fans happy, and not their full backs into it possibly another reason justifing it for it's length. Classic material? Their best? Although they would reunite intheir last two albums wouldn't come close to this right here.
This is an album I still would recommend if you want to hear some dark production from Erick and Parrish. I also don't understand why Def Jam let this go out of print. Peace and Happy Thanksgiving!! Headbanger featuring K Solo and Redman 2. Crossover 3. Who Killed Jane Jane 4 5. My favorite Nobodys Safe Chump - EPMD - Business Never Personal (Vinyl as a kid, proud to say I own all their albums on disc. Nothing makes me happier outside of food and women more than EPMD blasting outta speakers.
Sober or drunk. No weed necessary. EPMD is on the prowl taking care of business. This is epmd's best album in my opinion it's just very gritty. To bad they broke up for about 5yrs. Who knows how there next album would have sounded. This is epmd's best album in my opinion.
Although many people say it's their darkest album, even so I considered my favourite. The cd is short but sometimes less is more!!! One of my personal favorites. A must have if your a fan. Can still rock even by today's standards. See all reviews. Top reviews from Nobodys Safe Chump - EPMD - Business Never Personal (Vinyl countries.
Report abuse. Epmd's best album in my opinion. Contains insert with lyrics!! Must have immediately, I've been listening to this Lp since it first came out in Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Business As Usual [Explicit].
Unfinished Business [Explicit]. King's Disease [Explicit]. Back In Business. We Mean Business [Explicit]. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. The song is about keeping it real and not crossing over to the mainstream, but became EPMD's biggest mainstream success. While it has yet to be reissued in the U.
Members Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith began having money troubles during recording, which led to a robbery of Smith's home.
The perpetrators claimed that Erick Sermon paid them to do the deed, causing the group to break up soon after this release. They each released two solo albums between andthen reunited as a duo in The album is considered the duo's third classic by fans and critics.
The record was given a rating of Album). The Washington Post wrote: "Zapp member Roger Troutman's sampled, synthesized voice is looped with the chorus of the bumping current hit 'Crossover,' EPMD's attack on rappers who 'sell their souls to go gold' while slinking bass propels 'Play the Next Man,' which finds Sermon and Smith slamming manipulative women. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Def Jam Columbia. February 20, Simon and Schuster. March 23, Trouser Press. Retrieved 31 July Def Jam Records.
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