Year: 1993

Cause: Five year's after their debut album Strictly Business, EMPD was in trouble. The groups infighting lead to much speculation about their future, and those tensions and rumors were not helped by the fact that one of the armed robbers who burglarized Parrish Smith's house said he was sent by Erick Sermon. If having your rap partner allegedly send men to rob you won't break up the group, what will?

Currently: The longtime friends reunited for three albums from 1997-2008 and multiple high profile performances. While they never re-achieved the success they had before the breakup, it's good to see hip-hop pioneers can solve their differences without you know, hiring goons in masks.