PMD (rapper)

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Background information
Birth name Parrish J. Smith
Born (1968-05-13) May 13, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Brentwood, Long Island, New York, USA
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Rapping / DJ
Years active 1986–present
Labels PMD Records, Relativity, Solid Records, Traffic Entertainment Group, Hit Squad
Associated acts EPMD, Erick Sermon, DJ Scratch, DJ Honda, Das EFX, LL Cool J, Michael Nixx

Parrish J. Smith (born May 13, 1968), better known as PMD (Parish Mic Doc), is an east coast rapper from Smithtown, Long Island and one-half of EPMD.

PMD, who attended Brentwood High School,[1] currently resides in Bay Shore, New York. He is a member of the rap group, EPMD with Erick Sermon. He has released three solo albums, 1994's Shade Business, 1996's Business Is Business and 2003's The Awakening. Also, in 2002, he released an album with Japanese hip hop luminary DJ Honda titled Underground Connection. Recently, he has been on tour throughout the US and Europe.


Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1994 Shade Business
  • Released: September 27, 1994
  • Label: RCA
65 12
1996 Business Is Business 180 29
2002 Underground Connection
  • Released: April 27, 2002
  • Label: 3D
133 32
2003 The Awakening
  • Released: June 17, 2003
  • Label: Solid Records
190 85


Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
2013 New Business
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: TBA
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or has not been released, yet.


Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1994 "I Saw It Cummin'" 89 65 12 Shade Business
"Swing Your Own Thing" 40
1996 "Rugged-n-Raw" (featuring Das EFX) 89 19 Business Is Business
1997 "It's the Pee" (featuring Mobb Deep) 82


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