Business as Usual [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Business as Usual is an ironic title for EPMD's third album -- for in terms of production, it was anything but business as usual for the Strong Island rappers. While Strictly Business and Unfinished Business favored a very simple and basic approach to production consisting primarily of samples many of them clever and drum machines, the production is busier and more involved this time -- and even suggests Marley Marl. Unfortunately, the sampling isn't as clever as before. What didn't change was EPMD's relatively laid-back approach to rapping and a preoccupation with sucker MCs. Though not as inspired as its two predecessors, the album does have its moments -- including ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Business as Usual is an ironic title for EPMD's third album -- for in terms of production, it was anything but business as usual for the Strong Island rappers. While Strictly Business and Unfinished Business favored a very simple and basic approach to production consisting primarily of samples many of them clever and drum machines, the production is busier and more involved this time -- and even suggests Marley Marl. Unfortunately, the sampling isn't as clever as before. What didn't change was EPMD's relatively laid-back approach to rapping and a preoccupation with sucker MCs. Though not as inspired as its two predecessors, the album does have its moments -- including "Rampage" which unites EPMD with LL Cool J, "Give the People," and "Gold Digger," a candid denunciation of "material girls" who exploit and victimize men financially after a divorce.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/1994
  • Label: Fontana Def Jam
  • UPC: 731452351029
  • Catalog Number: 523510
  • Sales rank: 46,879

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Mad (3:41)
  2. 2 Hardcore (4:31)
  3. 3 Rampage (3:51)
  4. 4 Manslaughter (4:38)
  5. 5 Jane 3 (2:36)
  6. 6 For My People (3:03)
  7. 7 Mr. Bozack (2:45)
  8. 8 Gold Digger (5:11)
  9. 9 Give the People (3:36)
  10. 10 Rap Is Outta Control (3:09)
  11. 11 Brothers on My Jock (4:07)
  12. 12 Underground (3:20)
  13. 13 Hit Squad Heist (2:24)
  14. 14 Funky Piano (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
EPMD Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ivan Doc Rodriguez Engineer
Erick Sermon Producer
Parrish Smith Producer
George Spivey Producer
Marotta Engineer
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