Strictly Business (studio album) by EPMD

Strictly Business by EPMD
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 3,012th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 108 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (41st)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (462nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,012th)
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Strictly Business is ranked 1st best out of 7 albums by EPMD on BestEverAlbums.com.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 108 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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85/100
From 07/07/2023 13:38
Album Rating: 80.50
(805/10)

07.06.1988

EPMD (USA): Strictly Business

1.Strictly Business 85
2.I'm Housin' 84
3.Let The Funk Flow 83
4.You Gots To Chill 85
5.It's My Thang 91
6.You're A Customer 81
7.The Steve Martin 79
8.Get Off The Bandwagon 76
9.D.J. K La Boss 68
10.Jane 73
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/27/2023 18:29
Não tem como não se sentir maneiro ouvindo esse álbum...
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Rating:  
90/100
From 12/07/2020 11:31
Stripped down funky beats and smooth rhyming. I actually prefer this to PE's Nation for its length and simplicity and I also prefer it to Rakim's Follow The Leader since it has way less "DJ breaks". Also better than Straight Outta Comtpon for me, maybe not as many classic tracks but I can listen to Strictly Business through and through, minus the "DJ break" of course, not Straight Outta Compton.
Since the beats are so simple, some of the tracks may seem to drag on a bit because they're mostly all the golden age length of 4 to 5 minutes.
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70/100
From 09/25/2018 02:05
Perfectly fine golden age hip hop album with a laid back, funky streak. May have a hard time standing out in the sea of hip hop that was 1988... let alone modern hip hop fans.
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From 09/25/2018 02:05
Perfectly fine golden age hip hop album that may have a hard time standing out in the sea of hip hop that was 1988... let alone modern hip hop fans
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80/100
From 04/30/2018 03:45
It's unbelievable that this album isn't even in the top 2000. This is a cornerstone album for hip-hop.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 06/04/2016 22:43
One of the best hip-hop albums from the 80s.
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90/100
From 12/29/2014 15:45
This is old-school hip-hop at its finest. Love the beats, the lyrics and all of the scratching and mixing in the background.
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90/100
From 06/27/2014 21:36
Amazing hairs stand up music. Only ever had a few of traks off this at the time and wish I'd had the full album as only had it couple of years. 88 man. Very efficient indeed.
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100/100
From 05/12/2012 13:52
Definitely not enough love for EPMD on this site. Great boom-bap, very efficient.
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