NYC: EPMD and DJ Scratch | Presented by SummerStage in Association with Globe Star Media and WBLS
Herbert Von King Park
670 Lafayette Ave
EPMD (“Erick and Parrish Making Dollars”) are famed as one of the pioneers of hip-hop. Their debut album, Strictly Business, topped the R&B album chart and went gold, as did their follow-up,Unfinished Business. They continued releasing hit singles such as “It’s My Thing,” “You Gots to Chill,” and “Rampage” which revealed their talent in rhymes and their feel for a good groove. Although they split to pursue solo careers, the duo reunited with the album, Back in Business. While working on their solo projects, they continued to record as EPMD, bringing them to the studio in 2008 for the acclaimed album, We Mean Business. With their rhyme delivery over minimal beats, EPMD influenced gangsta rap as they took listeners on “a funky joy ride through a gangster-fantasy universe,” according to Rolling Stone magazine.
DJ Scratch is one of the most recognized & respected exhibition, tour & club DJs in the world. Honored in The Source Magazine as a “Hip-Hop Icon,” DJ routines & turntable tricks created by DJ Scratch over the past 20 years are still being done by some of the biggest DJs today like Kid Capri and Funkmaster Flex.
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