EPMD UNSUNG Full Episode TV One Documentary

EPMD Unsung
Enjoy this latest installment of TVOne’s Unsung music documentary show, which features Golden Era hip hop legends, EPMD.  Throughout this ep, you hear from members of the band, friends and family and learn more about the highs and lows of this incredible act that spawned a string of hits including “Crossover” and “You Gots to Chill” among others.  We were totally caught off-guard by some of the drama the group experienced.   It’s amazing how they emerged from some serious issues. Kudos!

More about EPMD From Wikipedia:

Hailing from Long Island NY, EPMD’s first album, Strictly Business, appeared in 1988, which featured the underground hit “Strictly Business,” based on a sample of Eric Clapton’s version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff.” Many critics cite this first album as the group’s most influential.[citation needed] The group’s brand of funk-fueled sample-heavy hip-hop proved to be a major force in the genre. Unlike old school hip hop, which was originally based on disco hits but eventually became more electronic, EPMD based its music mainly on lifting funk and rock breaks for samples and helped to popularize their usage, along with Marley Marl and Public Enemy. “You’re a Customer” combined snippets of Steve Miller’s “Fly Like an Eagle,” Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie,the bass line from ZZ Top’s “Cheap Sunglasses” and drum beat (Roger Linn LM-2 machine). “Jane,” about a romantic rendezvous turned bad, would be revisited on no less than five sequels; a first for hip-hop, and, perhaps, rock and roll as well. “You Gots to Chill” used 1980s funk band Zapp’s “More Bounce to the Ounce,” which has become one of the most enduring sample sources for hip-hop. EPMD later appeared on the single “Everybody (Get Up)” by Zapp Frontman Roger Troutman on his last solo album, Bridging The Gap, in 1991. “I’m Housin'” was covered some 12 years later by Rage Against the Machine. Managed early on by Russell Simmons‘ RUSH Management, the group toured with such hip-hop luminaries as Run-DMC, Public Enemy, and DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

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