They smile in my face, behind my back they talk trash,
Mad and stuff because they don’t have cash.

Erick Sermon, “Strictly Business,” from EPMD’s Strictly Business, 1988

The employees of the year, yeah we back to work.
I took time off, while other rappers got jerked.

Erick Sermon, “So Watcha Sayin’,” from EPMD’s Strictly Business, 1988