Parrish Smith Net Worth

Parrish Smith Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Parrish Smith net worth is
$1.5 Million

Parrish Smith Wiki Biography

Parrish J. Smith was born on the 13th May 1968, in Long Island, New York City USA, and is a musician, rapper and cinematographer who is best known under his stage name – PMD (Parrish Mic Doc or Parrish Making Dollars). He is widely recognized for being a member of EPMD rap duo, as well as for his solo releases including hit singles “Rugged-n-Raw”, “I Saw It Coming” and “Swing Your Own Thing”.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this east coast rapper has accumulated so far? How rich Parrish Smith is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Parrish Smith’s net worth, as of early 2017, revolves around the sum of $1.5 million, acquired through his music career which has been active for over 30 years.

Parrish Smith Net Worth $1.5 million

Parrish grew up in Long Island’s Brentwood, where he attended Brentwood High School before enrolling at Howard University from which he graduated with a degree in film production, majoring in cinematography. During his studies, Parrish shot over 50 short films and was honored with a Paul Robeson Award. Upon graduation, he worked on several music videos, collaborating with Wu-Tang Clan, Jaheim and Naughty by Nature among a dozen others. These engagements provided the basis for Parrish Smith’s net worth.

Alongside his childhood friend Eric Sermon, Parrish Smith in 1986 founded the rap duo EPMD (Eric and Parrish Making Dollars). Their debut studio album – “Strictly Business” – hit the charts in 1988, featuring an eponymous underground hit single. The album was warmly received by the critics, and the audiences made it a real commercial success, and which was quickly followed by “Unfinished Business”, released in 1989; this album provided the hit single “So Wat Cha Sayin'” and peaked at No. 1 on the Top Hip-Hop Albums chart. His third album “Business as Usual” – released in 1990, managed to beat the success of the previous two releases, and featured the No. 1 Hot Rap Single “Gold Digger”. It is certain that all these achievements helped Parrish Smith to establish himself in the world of music, and also add a significant sum to his net worth.

In 1993, Smith and Sermon parted their ways and focused on their solo careers. Parrish’s debut solo studio album “Shade Business” hit the charts in 1994 and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Top Hip-Hop Albums chart. This was followed by his second album entitled “Business Is Business”, released in 1996. In 1997, he and Eric teamed up again as EPMD and released a comeback album “Back In Business”, and prior to their second breakup in 2005, they released “Out of Business” in 1999. Smith’s third solo studio album “The Awakening” was released in 2003, while his most recent recording is the 2013 EP “New Business (From My Hood to Your Hood)”. In 2006, EPMD reunited again, and in 2008 released their, so far, seventh studio album “We Mean Business”. Doubtlessly, all these accomplishments have helped Parrish Smith to dramatically increase the amount of his wealth.

Apart from music, Smith has added several motion picture directing and producing credits to his professional portfolio, such as “Land of the Free” (2004), “A Message from Pops” (2005), “Lavender: An Adaptation” (2005), “Programas” (2006) as well as “Man in the Mirror” (2008), “Nocturnal Agony” (2011) and his award-winning documentary series “The Scroll”.

When it comes to his personal life, Parrish Smith has managed to keep it away from public eyes and ears, as there isn’t any relevant data about his private matters or affairs.

Full NamePMD
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 13, 1968
Place Of BirthSmithtown, New York, United States
Height1.96 m
ProfessionRapper, Musician, Cinematographer
EducationHoward University
AlbumsShade Business, Business Is Business, The Awakening, Underground Connections, Business as Usual
Music GroupsEPMD, Hit Squad
1Brother of Inez Smith.
2Son of James Smith.
3One half of the legendary hip hop group, EPMD (Eric and Parrish Makin Dollars) with Erick Sermon.
4EPMD reformed in 1997 for 2 more albums
5Went solo in 1992


The Game That Changed College Basketball Forever2018Documentary filming
Nocturnal Agony2011
Living and Active2010Video short
Man in the Mirror2008
142 John Street2008Short
Too Saved2007
The Last Adam2006
Independent Lens2006TV Series documentary 1 episode
City Jewelz2005Short
Lavender: An Adaptation2005Short
A Message from Pops2005Short
Land of the Free2004TV Short
Unjust Cause2003Short
Harlem's Beauty2003
Snuffed Out2002Video
Nelly's Bodega2000


That's My Time: The Todd Lynn Story2017Documentary filming
Black GoldDocumentary filming
The Scroll: Relationships2015TV Mini-Series documentary
The Scroll: Transformation2014Video documentary
The Scroll: Evidence of Life Unseen2012TV Mini-Series documentary


The Scroll: Relationships2015TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer
The Scroll: Transformation2014Video documentary producer
The Scroll: Evidence of Life Unseen2012TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer
Programas2006Documentary executive producer / producer
Destiny2004Short executive producer
Motive2003Short executive producer


Take the 102016writer: "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" - as Parrish Joseff Smith
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Whip It2009writer: "I'm Housin'" - as Paresh Smith
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barbershop2002writer: "You Gots to Chill" - as P. Smith
Juice1992writer: "It's Going Down" - as Parrish J. Smith
Soul Train1991TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode


142 John Street2008Short


Motive2003Short writer

Camera Department

Air Racer: Chasing the Dream2009Documentary additional cinematographer
Too Saved2007camera operator


Juice1992Bar Patron


American Beatboxer2013Documentary
Unsung2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Laced: The Brooklyn Barbershop Experience2011DocumentaryHimself
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself - EPMD
Beef II2004Video documentaryHimself - EPMD
Soul Train1991-1992TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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