Legendary rappers EPMD (an acronym for Erick and Parrish Making Dollars) are definitely giving us our money's worth with their sixth album, OUT OF BUSINESS. Inspired by fellow rap legend Rakim
's 1997 release, THE 18TH LETTER: THE BOOK OF LIFE
, this double CD is a deadly combination of highlights from their classic catalogue ("You Gots to Chill," "So Wat Cha Sayin'," "Headbanger," "Crossover") and brand-spankin' new material ("Pioneers," "Check 1, 2" "Hold Me Down," "Symphony 2000") that remains in step with rap music's ever-changing times. Sounding almost rejuvenated since their well-documented 1992 breakup, Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith now operate under a new moniker, Erick and Parrish Millennium Ducats -- a clear sign that despite the title of their latest, these rap veterans are celebrating their past with an eye toward the future. Swayze.