Back in Business (album)

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Back in Business
Backinbusiness.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 1997
GenreHip hop
Length46:08
LabelDef Jam
536 389
ProducerEPMD
Rockwilder
DJ Scratch
Agallah
EPMD chronology
Business Never Personal
(1992)
Back in Business
(1997)
Out of Business
(1999)
Singles from Back in Business
  1. "Da Joint"
    Released: October 21, 1997
  2. "Richter Scale"
    Released: November 11, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[2]

Back in Business is the return 5th album from the hip-hop duo EPMD, which broke up because of personal problems in 1992. After releasing four successful albums between 1988 and 1992 (all of them being considered classics), the duo returned with another successful effort. The single "Da Joint" became their second Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1997.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 17, 1997.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "Intro" DJ Scratch *Interlude* 0:13
2 "Richter Scale" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:16
3 "Da Joint" Erick Sermon, Rockwilder EPMD 3:28
4 "Never Seen Before" Erick Sermon EPMD 2:51
5 "Skit" Parrish Smith *Interlude* 0:24
6 "Intrigued" Erick Sermon EPMD, Das EFX 3:38
7 "Last Man Standing" EPMD EPMD 3:35
8 "Get Wit This" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:42
9 "Do It Again" Erick Sermon EPMD 2:52
10 "Apollo Interlude" Erick Sermon *Interlude* 1:18
11 "You Gots 2 Chill '97" EPMD EPMD 3:26
12 "Put On" DJ Scratch EPMD 3:54
13 "K.I.M. (Keep It Movin')" Erick Sermon EPMD, Redman, Keith Murray 4:36
14 "Dungeon Master" Parrish Smith, Agallah EPMD, Nocturnal 3:24
15 "Jane 5" Parrish Smith PMD 2:41
16 "Never Seen Before [Remix]" Erick Sermon EPMD 2:52

Samples[edit]

Richter Scale

Da Joint

Never Seen Before

Intrigued

Last Man Standing

Get Wit This

Do It Again

You Gots 2 Chill '97

K.I.M. (Keep It Movin')

Jane 5

Never Seen Before (Remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 16
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
US
Hot 100
US
R&B
[3]
US
Rap
US Dance
Sales
1997 "Da Joint" 94 45 17 5
1997 "Richter Scale" 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Back in Business at AllMusic
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=rakim&f=false. Page 281
  3. ^ "EPMD Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 16 November 2019.