Out of Business

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Out of Business
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Studio album by EPMD
Released July 20, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:22
Label Def Jam
538 256 (limited edition)
Producer EPMD
DJ Scratch
Agallah
EPMD chronology
Back in Business
(1997)
Out of Business
(1999)
We Mean Business
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A-[2]
RapReviews.com 3.5/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Out of Business is the sixth album from Hip Hop duo EPMD, which changed its initialism for the release from Erick & Parrish Making Dollars to Erick & Parrish Millennium Ducats.

A limited-edition version of the album was also released with a bonus greatest hits disc that features tracks spanning from 1987 to 1997. The versions of the tracks from its two first albums are rerecorded versions because EMI would not license these tracks to Def Jam for inclusion.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Length
1 "Intro" DJ Scratch EPMD 2:18
2 "Pioneers" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:14
3 "Right Now" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:51
4 "Check 1,2" Parrish Smith, Agallah EPMD 3:16
5 "Symphony" Erick Sermon EPMD, M.O.P. 3:01
6 "Hold Me Down" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:34
7 "Rap Is Still Outta Control" EPMD EPMD, Busta Rhymes 3:33
8 "The Fan" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:03
9 "Draw" Erick Sermon EPMD 3:22
10 "U Got Shot" Erick Sermon EPMD, Agallah, 215 3:38
11 "House Party" Parrish Smith EPMD 3:52
12 "The Funk" Erick Sermon EPMD 2:08
13 "Symphony 2000" Erick Sermon EPMD, Method Man & Redman, Lady Luck 4:03
14 "Jane 6" Parrish Smith EPMD 4:22

Greatest Hits disc[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "It's My Thing '99" EPMD EPMD 5:37
2 "You Gots to Chill '97" EPMD EPMD 3:27
3 "Strictly Business" EPMD EPMD 4:39
4 "So Wat Cha Sayin'" EPMD EPMD 4:29
5 "The Big Payback" EPMD EPMD 4:04
6 "Get the Bozack" EPMD EPMD 4:33
7 "Please Listen to My Demo" EPMD EPMD 2:49
8 "Gold Digger" EPMD EPMD 5:02
9 "Rampage" EPMD EPMD, L.L. Cool J 3:49
10 "Crossover" EPMD EPMD 3:48
11 "Head Banger" EPMD EPMD, K-Solo, Redman 4:51
12 "Never Seen Before" Erick Sermon EPMD 2:50
13 "Da Joint" Erick Sermon, Rockwilder EPMD 3:26

Samples[edit]

Intro

Pioneers

Hold Me Down

Draw

U Got Shot

The Funk

Symphony 2000

Jane 6

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200[5] Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[6]
1999 Out of Business #13 #2

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[7] Hot Rap Singles[8]
1999 "Symphony 2000" #62 #28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. Review of Out of Business at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ Diehl, Matt (23 July 1999). "Out of Business". Entertainment Weekly. p. 68. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Juon, Steve. "EPMD :: Out of Business :: Def Jam". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David, eds. (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide (Fourth ed.). Fireside Books. p. 281. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. 7 August 1999. p. 78. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. 7 August 1999. p. 23. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hot R&B Singles and Tracks". Billboard. 14 August 1999. p. 24. 
  8. ^ "Hot Rap Singles". Billboard. 7 August 1999. p. 26.