STRICTLY BUSINESS

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STRICTLY BUSINESS

Song Information

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Artist: MANTRONIK VS EPMD
Composition/Lyrics/Vocals: Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith
Arrangement: Kurtis Mantronik
Album: STRICTLY BUSINESS (1998)
BPM: 125
Length: 1:30
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution
Other Music Game Appearances: None.

Lyrics

Just think while I sink, into the brain structure
Just think while I sink...

Chaos, no mass confusion, EPMD in town
Total chaos, no mass confusion
Rhymes so hypnotiz- (EPMD in town) Total (EPMD in town)
Total- Just think while I sink, into the brain structure
(Don't sleep on the e) you see, something might rupture
I don't take time for me to blow your mind
Take a second to wreck it because you're dumb and blind
So just lounge, cause you're a MC clown
Go join the circus, EPMD in town

Total chaos, no mass confusion
Rhymes so hypnotizing known to cause an illusion
Like a magician, he draws a rabbit out a hat, son
I draw them all like a .44 Magnum
MC freeze stop look and listen, and try to imagine
Its traveling the speed of light, but everything's motion
Is frightening, plus the thought you alone
You now enter dimension, called the twilight zone
You're terrified, plus you cant bear the thought
You and I one-on-one, in the land of the lost
You start to shiver, but then you scream, my friend
Yo wake up muttley, because you're dreaming again
But next time I'm on the scene, do not try to diss us
Keep your mouth shut sucker duck, because I'm strictly business

Song Connections / Remixes

  • STRICTLY BUSINESS (originally released under the title STRICTLY BUSINESS Mantroink MBA Radio Edit) is a house remix of the hiphop song Strictly Business by EPMD, which originally appeared on their 1988 album of the same name.
  • STRICLY BUSINESS samples a cover of I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton, originally by Bob Marley, and also Jungle Boogie by Kool and the Gang.

Trivia

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  • Strictly Business was the title track of EPMD's first album of the same name.
  • From DanceDanceRevolution through 3rdMIX, STRICTLY BUSINESS was labeled under the 1998 Dancemania WINTERS album.
  • STRICTLY BUSINESS received brand-new Single MANIAC and Double ANOTHER charts in DanceDanceRevolution Internet Ranking Version.
  • STRICTLY BUSINESS has not appeared on any DanceDanceRevolution title since DanceDanceRevolution 3rdMIX, and was the first song in the series removed. (According to bemanistyle founder Eddie, licensing issues with EPMD is the reason for its removal.)
  • Graphical and chart data for STRICTLY BUSINESS can be found unused in Dancing Stage EuroMIX, which includes a brand-new Single BEGINNER chart.
    • While there is also a filled slot for a Double MANIAC chart, it is exactly the same as the Double ANOTHER chart.

Song Production Information

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Difficulty & Notecounts

DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from the original game to 2ndMIX rated from 1 to 8, 2ndMIX CLUB through 5thMIX rated from 1 to 9.

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 86 / 0 167 / 0 177 / 0 192 / 0 - / - / - 165 / 0 185 / 0 185 / 0 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution - 4 5 - - 5 - - -
DanceDanceRevolution Internet Ranking Ver.→3rdMIX - 4 5 6 - 5 6 - -
Dancing Stage EuroMIX (unused) ⁑N/A ⁑N/A ⁑N/A ⁑N/A - ⁑N/A ⁑N/A ⁑N/A -
DanceDanceRevolution CS JP - 4 5 6 - 5 6 - -

⁑ Denotes chart is unused and cannot be accessed through normal gameplay.