January 26, 2015

EPMD's Press Release Announcing Break-Up (January 26, 1993)

On January 26, 1993, the following press release was sent out regarding the break-up of EPMD: "Parrish Smith and Erick Sermon, collectively known as Def Jam/Chaos recordings artists E.P.M.D., have announced that they are parting ways due to personal differences. The hardcore rap duo's latest LP, Business Never Personal, has been certified gold, as have its three prior albums Strictly Business, Unfinished Business, and Business As Usual. Rush Communications Chairman Russell Simmons has commented that he is hopeful that the group will get "back to business." Both artists released solo projects before reuniting in 1997 to release their comeback LP, Back In Business and have since recorded Out Of Business, We Mean Business and are currently working on new music.