Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of today’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about EPMD‘s come up, from their small Long Island town to their first album, “Strickly Business,” to their deal with Def Jam! Find out how EPMD went from dreaming to churning out albums, forming The Hit Squad and getting through breaking up and making up to tour around the world, in this exclusive audio!

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