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Funky Technician

Lord FinesseAudio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (August 11, 1992)
  • Label: EMI Distribution
  • ASIN: B00000EFRT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

1. Lord Finesse's Theme Song (Intro)
2. Baby, You Nasty [New Version]
3. Funky Technician
4. Back to Back Rhyming
5. Here I Come
6. Slave to My Soundwave
7. I Keep the Crowd Listening
8. Bud Mutha
9. Keep It Flowing
10. Lesson to Be Taught
11. Just a Little Something
12. Strictly for the Ladies
13. Track the Movement

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic October 31, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Album: Funky Technician

Artist: Lord Finesse

Label: Wild Pitch

Year: 1990

The funky technician, Lord Finesse is one of the most underrated rappers ever. A legend of underground rap, Lord Finesse did not get much commercial success. He had a legion of dedicated fans but aside from that, word about him went from person to person. A member of Diggin' In The Crates [DITC], he managed to change underground rap. He even introduced Big L, the Harlem legend to the rap scene. He achieved great underground status and secured his spot as one of those, unheard of legends.

This album is on point. Finesse comes with sick lines although they don't really hit the leisurely listener. One has to be on the look out for the lines, which just pop out in the midst of a song. His delivery may be difficult to get into, but it is because of this uniqueness that separates him from other rappers. His funky flow is matched only by the words that come out of his mouth. It's as though he is simply freestyling through out the entire album.

The guest appearances fit perfectly. Andre the Giant [AG] and Finesse make a deadly combination. According to legend, Andre the Giant was the only man to come close to defeating Finesse in a head to head battle. It's not hard to see because he comes correct although Finesse tends to dominate the tracks. Chocolate, fits in perfectly with Finesse. Grandpa Finesse does his thing on the introduction and final track.

This album is dominated by the "slick brother with a fade and a half-moon" Never does he let the listener down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn! September 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums ever released! Lord Finesse proves he is one of the greatest lyricists and this is complimented by an awesome flow. Best tracks on the album are Baby, You Nasty, Strictly for the Ladies and Back to Back Rhyming which has a great verse by A.G. You simply must own this album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True hip hop January 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
You would think that since the album came out in '89 lyrical he would sound common, but he flows better than rappers today. The beats are striaght, but his lyrics gives him 5 mic. From 88-95 rap was on the rise and now it just suck. But not da Lord. He's worth checking
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Unclassified Dopeness - 100% Masterpiece December 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Founder of the phenomenal Diggin' In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), Lord Finesse will arguably be the sickest punch line emcee you will ever hear. In my opinion, no emcee can match Finesse's microphone dexterity. No emcee can match his lyrical endurance. And I dare you to find an emcee with superior wordplay. No, you've never quite heard an emcee lace a beat quite like Finesse. The only comparable emcees in terms of skill would be Rakim & Big Daddy Kane. His multi-syllable verses are among the elite. A hip-hop head not owning this classic album is like an R&B fan not owning Marvin Gaye "What's Going On".

Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth signed to the legendary Wild Pitch Records in 1989, and in 1990 they dropped "Funky Technician" on the scene like a ton of bricks. The producer lineup is ill - DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz, and of course the scathing DJ Mike Smooth.

This album is a wildly boisterous and exciting ride. It doesn't creep up on the serious tip in the least really. This duo is about dope beats & ill rhymes. And very few duos can execute this somewhat narrow spectrum with such vivid success. Tracks like "Funky Technician", "Back to Back Rhyming" featuring A.G., "Bud Mutha", "Just a Little Something" are just a few examples of the perfection these guys have to offer. There isn't a wack track in the bunch.

Despite the stellar lineup of talent, this album never received the respect it's due. In which case, it remains wholly underrated. And to the unconverted, without a question, you need this in your collection as soon as humanly possible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking, Funky, CLASSIC June 20, 2006
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Format:Audio CD
Lord Finesse, the funky brother, has to be one of New York's most criminally slept-on & un-appreciated artists to ever come up. The DITC legend has been going for round about 13-14 years and STILL he does not get the props and recognition he deserves. 3 classic LP's and a notable remix album, Lord Finesse is straight consistency, I guarantee you'll never hear a weak verse. Although it is debated that yeh Lord Finesse does lack the complexity and the ability to switch up the speed of his flow like others, it can not be argued that his funky, double-rhyming style is next to none! when he starts to talk, any true hiphop fan knows what they're in for...

"Funky Technician" being Lord Finesse's debut is an absolute timeless classic. Released in 1990, originally, it sounds as fresh as fresh can get. With the seemingly endless use of funk-legend samples, like James Brown, the beats are the most notable significance of the album. Well what do you expect? Hip Hop LEGENDS; DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz & Mike Smooth handle the production (Yes, and you slept on this?!)and produce some of their best work yet, if not THE best. The relationship between Lord Finesse and the flawless production, is unexplainable. They suit perfectly, I don't think they could have created a better sound.

There are 12 full-length tracks and 1 skit (the intro) on here, and not one single track can be dubbed "weak" or even "average". Every one is likely to BLOW YOUR MIND!

1. Intro (the intro to the funk, prepare yourself)

2. Baby You Nasty (produced by premo), is one of Lord Finesse's most recognised songs, with Finesse talkin' about just why he is the man, and the funky technician.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lord Finesse still holds a crown
if you like lyrics, hardcore tracks, solid production, and real authentic hip-hop ... get this album! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Q. Blunt
5.0 out of 5 stars just got on amazon
A true hip hop head trying p/u some of the music i had on tape or vinly this is a five star classic *****
Published 12 months ago by size10
5.0 out of 5 stars you gotta love lord finesse's voice and punchlines
this dude is comedy, i bump this all the time when i'm out and listening on headphones. people stare because i'm constantly smirking at this dudes raps. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Anthony M. Levine
5.0 out of 5 stars Lesson To Be Taught!
Alright 1st off... DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz, & of course Mike Smooth handle all the beats! If this were only an instrumental record you should've bought this by now. Read more
Published on November 16, 2006 by Jimmy Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars "forgotten" classic
Funky Technician (Wild Pitch 1990)

In the early 90's, Lord Finesse was the freestyleking of New York, and for those of you been around for awhile, you might remember his... Read more
Published on April 6, 2006 by RapSuperstar
5.0 out of 5 stars nice with..and with..
Lord Finesse caught uncanny wrek on this LP in cool indifference to the hostile (first) Bush Administration...he's nice with the mic and he's "nice with his clothes off. Read more
Published on June 29, 2005 by Adam W. Goodell
5.0 out of 5 stars the pillar of early 90's bronx rap!
this is a hip hop classic! the first reviewer summed it up very eloquently.
Published on April 26, 2005 by "Old Skool" Ran-Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars HIP-HOP CLASSIC!! 'NUFF SAID! COP IT!!
Published on March 3, 2004 by Brian C. Ward
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