(AllHipHop News) On the eve of TV One’s “Unsung” premiere featuring rap duo EPMD, one half of the pioneering Brentwood, New York group, Parish “PMD” Smith has announced a Hit Squad reunion and solo album.
At its height, The Hit Squad consisted of EPMD, DJ Scratch, Redman, Das EFX, K-Solo, Keith Murray, Knucklehedz, Hurricane G and others.
The juggernaut of a group will be showcased on the upcoming project with DJ Rodevu called 2 Turntables & A Microphone, slated for release on February 27, officially marking the return to musical form and featuring EPMD, Redman, K-Solo, Das EFX, Keith Murray, DJ Scratch, Tom J from the Knucklehedz, Sean Strange and Method Man.
In turn PMD has his own plans for this year, as he will be selling his solo catalog via his Boondox/RBC Records imprint.
“It’s just good to be independent at a time where Hip-Hop needs to be educated.” PMD said in a statement to the press. “We switched to being forced on our growth to being creative again!”
Included in the catalog and set for digital distribution are the projects, Shade’ Business, Business Is Business, The Awakening and We Mean Business, all set for release on May 5, followed by a Hit Squad DVD..
On April 9, PMD will then debut his offshoot project, Welcome To The Goondox, a collaborative effort with Strange and the Snowgoon’s DJ Illegal.
The LP features appearances from Jedi Mind Tricks’ Jus Allah, Smoothe Da Hustler, Swifty McVay of D-12, N.O. The God, Swollen Members, Chief Kamachi, Esoteric, Reef the Lost Cauze, Knucklehedz’ Tom J and more.
PMD will be kicking off his solo tour in support of all the project on March 29 in Milan, Italy, and it’ll commence in New York City, USA, on April 08.