Saturday, September 02, 2006

Lord Finesse

Finesse to me is pure NY hip hop. He might be the most underatted MC of all time. I got alot of things goin on today so im just gonna post a short bio... Lord Finesse is a Hip hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York. In 1989, Finesse, and his former partner DJ Mike Smooth, signed to Wild Pitch Records, home to other popular Hip Hop artists like Gang Starr, Main Source, Chill Rob G, Percee P, and O.C.. In 1990, the duo released their debut album Funky Technician. He was hailed for his strong lyrical ability and clever punchline delivery. The album featured production from future star beat-makers DJ Premier, Diamond D and Showbiz. Finesse became the leader of the popular New York underground crew D.I.T.C., an acronym for 'Diggin In The Crates'. Future members included Showbiz and A.G., Diamond D, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild and the late Big L.

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Funky Technician (1990)

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Return Of The Funky Man (1991)

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The Awakening (1996)

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From The Crates To The Files...The Lost Sessions (2003)


Anonymous qnzgrimiest said...

yo lord finesse is the man!!!!,he is very underrated on both production and rappin', him and kool g rap should definetely be in the hip hop honors,but nowadays people don't know real hip hop like that,as soon as i saw the post for the funky man himself,i had to pop in lord finesse in my stereo while writing this review,cam'ron owe his whole career to lord finesse, because without lord finesse there would be know big l, without big l there would be no cam'ron or mase or mcgruff,and no ditc either,anyways,his first album is hot, the beats are on point,and to me he is the best person that used the james brown samples properly,standout tracks are Funky Technician,Slave To My Soundwave,Bad Mutha (that sample is soooooo gangsta, especially after watching black caesar),Keep It Flowing(ag did his thing),Lesson To Be Taught,and Strictly For The Ladies.Return of the funky man album was hot too,he doesn't dissapoint at all, if anything he got more agressive in this album,i just wish he put in the songs that didn't make it like you know what im about,the remix,hands in the mouth shut,and the yes you may remix, if put those songs in the album, the album probably wouldve sold better and get a lil more recognize,standout tracks are,the intro(that beat is fire),return of the funky man(i like the remix better,even though the song is hot),
I Like My Girls With A Boom,Hey Look At Shorty,Save That Shit,Fat For The 90's,Stop Sweating The Next Man (even though that sample been used too many times),Party Over There (the remix is hot too),and Fuck 'em,its not his strongest album to me but he did his thing and the production wasn't all that,now the awakening to me was his best album in my opinion,first is his beats, they got more darker over the years,he's grown as a rapper,i felt like he made better beats back in the mid 90's, but any ways i copped this album back in 2002, which by the way was mad hard to find, a lot of his shit is hard to find nowadays,and it was 16.99 which is not bad but whatever, and recently i checked on amazon for reviews, and they selling that shit for $48, im thinkin they're wildin' with those prices well the seller anyways, that is straight price gougin' this cd is not worth that much, even though its a very good album,but back to the album,my only complain is too many interludes, and he wasted good beats on those interludes, if he was smart he wouldve at least used the rappers that was on the interludes and makes those as songs,the production on this album is to me the best produced album he ever made in my opinion,standout tracks are Time Ta Bounce,True And Lovin(i love that beat),O Lord,Brainstorm/P.S.K.-No Gimmicks Remix,Taking It Lyte (shouldve made that with a song),Gameplan (big l wouldve made an ill guest appearance),Flip Da Style,Showtime(my favorite beats,another track he shouldve made a song out of),Speak Ya Peace,Hip 2 Da Game,No Gimmicks(that beat is bananas,and actaul facts,and finally From the Crates to the Files: The Lost Sessions,im glad he came out with this album because he put songs that u couldn't get on cd only in vinyl,my only complaint is that two songs from return of the funky man,which are Isn't He Something, and Show'em How We Do Things,he shouldve put hands in the air joint or somethin, the intro don't count because that shit is hot,and whats also good is that all of these tracks are from the early to mid 90's.Standout tracks are the Intro,Return Of The Funny Man (RMX)(way better than the original),Yes You May (RMX),You Know What I'm About (Original Version),You Know What I'm About,Check Me Out Baby Pah(shouldve been in the awakening),S.K.I.T.S(deep ass song he spits the truth on this one,alsoshouldve been in the awakening),S.K.I.T.S (RMX)(shouldve been in the awakening),Check The Method(hot beat,also shouldve been in the awakening),Pull Ya Card (also shouldve been in the awakening),and rules we live by.Lord Finesse is the most underrated rapper/producer and is better than half these cats in the game today,thanks crooks i thought i was alone about lord finesse.good looking out.

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