EPMD

5 Classic Albums

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In 2014, as Def Jam celebrated its 30th anniversary, the label issued a large quantity of catalog titles including the Def Jam 30 box set and succinct single-artist anthologies. Additionally, there was 5 Classic Albums, a five-CD set that consisted of EPMD's first albums: Strictly Business, Unfinished Business, Business as Usual, Business Never Personal, and Back in Business. (The first two were originally released on Priority.) This is a straightforward, no-frills box that contains the albums as they were originally released. More significantly, it retailed for a cost significantly less than the sum of the five albums purchased individually.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:47
2
4:01
3
4:16
4
4:15
5
5:45
6
5:28
7
4:44
8
4:21
9
4:31
10
2:59

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:41
2
4:32
3
3:52
4
4:39
5
2:36
6
3:04
7
2:45
8
5:11
9
3:36
10
3:10
11
4:08
12
3:20
13
2:25
14
4:27

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:49
2
2:12
3
3:38
4
2:57
5
4:52
6
3:04
7
3:49
8
4:03
9
3:37
10
4:13
11
3:48

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:13
2
3:15
3
3:28
4
2:51
5
0:25
6
3:37
7
3:36
8
3:42
9
2:51
10
1:18
11
3:26
12
3:54
13
4:37
14
3:24
15
2:41
16
2:53
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