About Chill

"You Gots to Chill" is the second single by EPMD from their 1988 debut album Strictly Business. It reached number 22 on the U. S. R&B chart. The song prominently features a sample from "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp and "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang. This song is widely considered to be a hip hop classic and has been paid homage by various rappers who have quoted the lyrics to this song in their own music, including Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J, among others.


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Yeaaaa  hahahaha 

(Erick Sermon) 

Equip wit the rap microchip 

Program  aptitude  one mo return  oh      

My face in the magazines  showing my eyes green 

(Chill...) Chill  fresh new dip when I'm seen 

Yo  dig  it's the new fig for the E Double 

I pack a Mac 10 just in case of trouble 

Hot like the handle on a pot  I'm steaming 

Fame and more glory than Morgan Freeman 

I'm the original  my style's deformed 

So it can sound crazy ill when I perform 

Yea, check 1, 2, mic supreme 

EPMD, the rap American Dream Team 

The E-Double's definitely no joke 

You can't see me, even wit the microphone 

I'm massive dope, funky, who's deffer 

Yo, when I express myself like Salt 'N Pepa 

Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith 

The sickest, the wickest, crazy mad psycho, the slickest 

Hardcore rhymin, yea, that's the ticket 

Buckwhylin, ruff enuff for Long Island 

Chill.... Yeaaaaaa, Hahahaha.... 

Ruff enuff to rock New York to Long Island 


Back up, boy, move easy wit the hand motion 

Don't even blink, kid, or I'ma start smoking 

The glock hammer's cocked wit the speed jock 

12 shots, the bust target is the brown fox 

So call me smooth talk rhyme, jaywalk wit the slang talk 

be	-boy fanatic, straight from New York 

The foundation, landmark of the rap scene 

EPMD in effect, I'm clocking mad green 

Like Kermit the Frog, sloppy like Boss Hog 

Girls runnin wild, ?paid tho' like a klondar? 

For mics are ready to flow in slow mo' 

Know the rap game just like Bo knows hoes 

(Yeaaaa, hahahaha)Hard, you get scarred, messing wit the Hit Squad 

Slide easy or catch a bullshucks charge 

No time to ill, stay mental or puff a pill 

Get the macadamians, and, oh, yea, kid, chill 

Chill.... Yeaaaa, hahahaha.... 

Ruff enuff to rock New York to Long Island....

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EPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a concatenation of the members' name "E" and "PMD" or an acronym for "Erick and Parish Making Dollars", referencing its members, emcees Erick Sermon ("E" aka E Double) and Parish Smith ("PMD" aka Parish Mic Doc). The group has been active for 26 years (minus two breakups in 1993 and 1999), and is one of the most prominent acts in east coast hip hop. Diamond J, DJ K La Boss, and DJ Scratch were DJs for the group. more »

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