EPMD ‘Unfinished Business’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 1st August 1989

Label: Fresh Records

Producers: EPMD

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“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 and, in 2005, was ranked #7 on comedian Chris Rock’s Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums of all-time list for Rolling Stone magazine. 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..”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #11 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The single ‘So Watcha Sayin’ comes in at #2 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- The tracks ‘The Big Payback’ and ‘So Watcha Sayin’ appear on our Classic Material 1989 Mixtape.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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Purchase: Discogs

Classic Material