EPMD FEAT ERICK SERMON – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – July 20th, 2019

EPMD FEAT ERICK SERMON

Open Dance Floor!

EPMD FEAT ERICK SERMON

Sat 7.20

Doors: 9:15 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$32.00 - $44.00

EPMD Feat Erick Sermon
EPMD Feat Erick Sermon
EPMD (Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith)
On the surface, the sample-reliant productions and monotone rapping styles of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith had little to recommend them, but the duo's recordings as EPMD were among the best in hip-hop's underground during the late '80s and early '90s. Over the course of four albums (from the 1988 classic Strictly Business to 1992's Business Never Personal), the group rarely varied from two themes: dissing sucker MCs and recounting sexual exploits. A closer look, however, revealed that the duo's rhymes were nothing less than incredible, simply undervalued due to their lack of intonation during delivery. EPMD also had a feel for a good groove, and created numerous hip-hop classics, including "It's My Thing," "You Gots to Chill," "Get the Bozack," "Strictly Business," and "Rampage."

Presented by Mark Elliott & The A-List Musiq Circle -Your Bay Area's Who's Who Entertainment Network with the support of Hip Hop TV.

EPMD is an American Hip Hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a concatenation of the members' names "E" and "PMD" or an acronym for "Erick and Parrish Making Dollars", referencing its members, emceesErick Sermon ("E" a.k.a. E Double) and Parrish Smith("PMD" a.k.a. Parrish Mic Doc). During an interview on college radio station WHOV in 1987, Parrish Smith stated that the name evolved from the original: "We were originally known as "EEPMD" (Easy Erick and Parrish the Microphone Doctor), but chose to go with EPMD because it was easier to say." He also stated that they dropped the two "E's" because N.W.A.'s Eric Wright was already using "Eazy-E" as his stage name. The group has been active for 31 years (minus two breakups in 1993 and 1999), and is one of the most prominent acts in east coast hip hop. DJ K La Boss and DJ Scratch were DJs for the group and their current DJ is DJ Diamond J.

ALSO: The legendary, Erick Sermon is back. It’s been four years since we last got an album from Mr. Sermon, but that all changes today. The Brentwood-bred emcee/producer is back with his eighth solo album entitled ‘Vernia.’ The new project comes locked in with twelve new tracks including “That Girl” with Big K.R.I.T. and Ricco Barrino and “My Style” with Raekwon and Noreaga. Along the way, Erick Sermon does his thing with features from AZ, David Banner, Xzibit, Shaq, Devin the Dude, Too $hort, No Malice, Keith Murray, and more. The album also features production from Erick Sermon himself, as well as Rockwilder, Battlecat, Apathy, Boogeyman, Kanzer, and Ty Fyffe.

Take a few minutes from your day for this one. Check out the album, ‘Vernia’ in the stream below and give us your thoughts in the comments below. Keep it locked for more new music and more from Erick Sermon coming soon.

Along the way, Erick Sermon does his thing with features from AZ, David Banner, Xzibit, Shaq, Devin the Dude, Too $hort, No Malice, Keith Murray, and more. The album also features production from Erick Sermon himself, as well as Rockwilder, Battlecat, Apathy, Boogeyman, Kanzer, and Ty Fyffe.

Take a few minutes from your day for this one. Check out the album, ‘Vernia’ in the stream below and give us your thoughts in the comments below. Keep it locked for more new music and more from Erick Sermon coming soon. https://stupiddope.com/2019/04/19/listen-erick-sermon-vernia-album-stream/
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/