Unfinished Business (EPMD album)

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Unfinished Business
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1, 1989
GenreGolden age hip hop
LabelFresh, Sleeping Bag Records
EPMD chronology
Strictly Business
Unfinished Business
Business as Usual
Singles from Unfinished Business
  1. "So Wat Cha Sayin'"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars link
Christgau's Consumer GuideB+ [1]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[1]

Unfinished Business is the second album from Hip Hop duo EPMD. Released August 1, 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

1."So Wat Cha Sayin'"4:57
2."Total Kaos"4:34
3."Get the Bozack"4:12
4."Jane II"3:33
5."Please Listen to My Demo"3:01
6."It's Time 2 Party"4:37
7."Who's Booty"4:18
8."The Big Payback"4:50
9."Strictly Snappin' Necks"4:29
10."Knick Knack Patty Wack (Feat. K-Solo)"4:56
11."You Had Too Much to Drink (Feat. Frank B.)"7:21
12."It Wasn't Me, It Was the Fame"6:20
Total length:57:09

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Billboard 200 53
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1


Year Song Chart positions
US Dance
1989 "So What Cha Sayin'" 23 5 40

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