(swiped from Pitchfork Media)
The last EPMD album was 1999's Out of Business, and between its title and the fact that it was released almost a decade ago, it seemed to be the end of the EPMD story, at least on record. But not so: Erick Sermon and Parish Smith have returned with a seventh studio album, and yes, it has "business" in its title.
We Mean Business arrives December 9 via EPMD's own EP Records and includes guest appearances from Raekwon, KRS-One, Method Man, Redman, Mobb Deep's Havoc, Keith Murray, and more.
EPMD have a pair of NYC dates coming up, and they're also taking part in a pair of Zune-sponsored charity art auctions. Folks can bid on artwork inspired by EPMD at both a December 3 We Mean Business listening party at the Zune Space in West Hollywood and the duo's December 8 gig at Santos Party House in NYC, with proceeds going to the Groundswell Community Mural Project.
We Mean Business:
01 Puttin' Work In [ft. Raekwon]
02 What You Talkin' [ft. Havoc of Mobb Deep]
05 Run It [ft. KRS One]
06 Yo [ft. Redman]
07 Listen Up [ft. Teddy Riley]
08 Bac Stabbers
09 Never Defeat Em [ft. Method Man]
11 Left 4 Dead [ft. Skyzoo]
12 They Tell Me [ft. Keith Murray]
13 Actin' Up [ft. Vic D. and Tre]
11-23 New York, NY - Izod Arena
12-08 New York, NY - Santos Party House
Stream: EPMD: Various Tracks