Back in Business (album)

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Back in Business
Backinbusiness.jpg
Studio album by EPMD
Released September 23, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:08
Label Def Jam
536 389
Producer EPMD
Rockwilder
DJ Scratch
Agallah
EPMD chronology
Business Never Personal
(1992)
Back in Business
(1997)
Out of Business
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 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)

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1997 Back In Business #16 #4

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
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