Celebrity Interviews

Parrish Smith of EPMD Talks Pioneering Hip Hop, Upcoming Album, EPMD Fallout + Brings Proteges To Freestyle On Sway In The Morning

Parrish Smith of EPMD stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about his upcoming album Business Mentality. The album is available for pre-sale now and will be released on September 29. He and his EPMD counterpart are also currently touring with other hip hop legends Run DMC and more.

The rapper explicitly explained his entrance into hip hop. His older brother was intensely involved with the pioneers and Smith was given signed vinyls of the Wild Style soundtrack. He also explained that before Rakim was his rival, he was his mentor before discussing the demise and mending of EPMD.

Check out the full interview below and hear RJ The Realest and John Jiggs freestyle.

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