Long Island was conspicuously absent from KRS-ONE’s borough boasts on “The Bridge Is Over.” Brentwood, LI natives Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith helped prove that the Island was fertile breeding ground for New York Hip-Hop talent not unlike Brooklyn or Queens.
Diverging lyrical styles and unique production are the key characteristics that made E Double and The Mic Doc stand out as one of the most well regarded Hip-Hop groups of all time. Erick, the charismatic clown prince, and PMD, the ever serious muscle of the crew were your favorite rappers’ favorite rappers. For the uninitiated, these ten tracks are essential to revealing the depth of the enduring influence the group had on all that followed. This is The Primer: EPMD