Editors’ Notes A highlight of hip-hop's Golden Age, Strictly Business arrived during a period of peak innovation. While most MCs were still barking rhymes, Erick Sermon (E Double) and Parrish Smith (PMD) turned down the noise with flows so laidback, they’re practically speaking over choice samples. Check out "You Gots to Chill," which blends Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce" and Kool & The Gang's "Jungle Boogie” into a brilliant mash-up. And don’t sleep on "It's My Thing"—flown in by the sound of helicopters and a familiar breakbeat, it’s a surefire party-starter.

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