Unfinished Business (EPMD album)

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Unfinished Business
Studio album by EPMD
Released July, 25 1989
March 4, 1991 (second pressing)
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Golden age hip hop
Label Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records
LPRE-12 (first pressing)

Priority
0499 2 57136 2 6
P2-57136 (second pressing)
Producer EPMD
EPMD chronology
Strictly Business
(1988)
Unfinished Business
(1989)
Business as Usual
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[1]
Answers.com 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+ [1]
Rhapsody Favourable link
The Source 4.5/5 stars[citation needed]
TopTenReviews 4/4 stars link

Unfinished Business is the second album from Hip Hop duo EPMD. Released in 1989, the album built upon the success of the group's previous album Strictly Business, which was released the previous year. The lead single, "So Wat Cha Sayin'," was the only charting single released from the album. In 1998 the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums[2] and, in 2005, was ranked #7 on comedian Chris Rock's Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums of all time list for Rolling Stone magazine.[3] It was the second album from the group to hit #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 16, 1989. It was one of three albums that Priority/EMI Records acquired from Sleeping Bag Records when it ceased operations in 1991.


Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by EPMD

# Title Performer(s) Samples Time
1 So Wat Cha Sayin'" EPMD 4:57
2 ”Total Kaos" EPMD 4:34
3 ”Get The Bozack" EPMD
  • "Everything Good to You (Ain't Always Good for You)" by B.T. Express
  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
  • "You're a Customer" by EPMD
4:12
4 ”Jane II" EPMD 3:33
5 ”Please Listen to My Demo'" EPMD 3:01
6 ”It’s Time to Party" EPMD
  • "Love Is the Message" by MFSB
  • "Heavy Vibes" by Montana Quartet
4:37
7 ”Who’s Booty" EPMD 4:18
8 ”The Big Payback" EPMD 4:50
9 ”Strictly Snappin' Necks" EPMD 4:29
10 ”Knick Knack Patty Wack" EPMD,
K-Solo
4:56
11 ”You Had Too Much to Drink" EPMD,
Frank B.
7:21
12 ”It Wasn't Me, It Was the Fame" EPMD 6:20

Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1989 Unfinished Business #53 #1

Singles Chart Positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1989 "So What Cha Sayin'" - #23 #5 #40

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