Hip-Hop Rumors: Is EPMD’s Hit Squad Still Beefing?
I heard a lil rumor! I don’t know if you know this but…wait a sec…
Do you know who the Hit Squad is? EPMD, Redman, K-Solo, Das EFX, Keith Murray, DJ Scratch? I heard a rumor about them on the heels of their recent show on the East Coast in Newark, NJ. Anyway, these dudes are the best of the best lyrically. While they may have had varying degrees of relevance, they are all dope. As a crew they were unstoppable. But, EPMD broke up and the crew split in half. Neither side was what the collective sum was…but that’s another story. So, a year or so ago, they got back together and started to tour as a unit.
And the tour has carried on as usual. BUT, I heard these dudes still don’t really get along all that well and most are deeply bitter towards each other for some reason or another. I heard that just about everybody is type-upset with EPMD, because at the time of the legendary group’s break up, this was the strongest crew in Hip-Hop. After, a lot of powerful regimes emerged. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith (EPMD) eventually reunited but they never fully captured the magic. I also heard its mostly “strictly business” and not very “personal,” if you catch that pun. They are still one of the best group’s ever. Anyway, read up on these dudes. They had street beef on the real before it was all over TMZ.
Here are some EPMD / Hit Squad bangers:
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