You Gots to Chill

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"You Gots to Chill"
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Single by EPMD
from the album Strictly Business
ReleasedJuly 1988
Format12" Vinyl, cassette, compact disc
GenreEast Coast hip hop
LabelFresh, Sleeping Bag
Songwriter(s)Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith, Roger Troutman
EPMD singles chronology
"Strictly Business"
"You Gots to Chill"
"I'm Housin"

"You Gots to Chill" is the second single by EPMD from their 1988 debut album Strictly Business. It reached number 22 on the U.S. R&B chart. The song prominently features a sample from More Bounce to the Ounce by Zapp and "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang. This song is widely considered to be a hip hop classic and has been paid homage by various rappers who have quoted the lyrics to this song in their own music, including Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J, among others.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was directed by Adam Bernstein, who would also direct the video for "So Wat Cha Sayin'" a year later.[1]


  1. ^ Ducker, Eric. "On the Job Training: Part Two - Adam Bernstein". Wax Poetics. Retrieved 2018-08-21.

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