Stream: Lord Finesse – The SP-1200 Project Samplers

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For fans of 90′s era Lord Finesse beats (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) the Slice of Spice crew have compiled a vinyl package to “keep the crowd listening.”

Finesse dug deep into his floppy disk and DAT tape archives to help bring us a monster 25 tracks of unreleased and previously unavailable SP1200 heat. After Finesse hooked-up the E-mu Systems SP1200 and Akai S950 to transfer and sequence these tracks, we had Eddie Sancho mix then, and Tony Dawsey master them.

You can pre-order here.

Below are the samplers from the various volumes, plus three full-length tracks as downloads:
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Video: Lord Finesse – LOTUG Diss Freestyle (Rocksteady Jam 1992)

Here’s some rare footage of my favorite live ethering ever, as the Underboss dismantles Lords of the Underground‘s Mr. Funkee in classic BX tradition. Courtesy of brollinHH in the comments section of my original post.



New Blog: No Country For (Old) Rap Men

The crew over at Acclaim magazine (who I have been writing for since 2007) have just given me a weekly spot at their new site. To start things off, I offered my take on the Lord Finesse lawsuit against Teen Wolf:

Eff A Mac Miller



Lord Finesse – Hands In The Air, Mouth Shut
Thursday June 21st 2012,
Filed under: Return of the Funkyman,Steady Bootleggin',Tape Vaults
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The greatest Finesse song that not enough people who didn’t cop the tape of his second album have heard, now re-mastered for the Funky Man: The Prequel japanese release. Produced by Showbiz.



Photo: Lord Finesse At The WFMU Record Fair
Monday October 31st 2011,
Filed under: Not Your Average,Photos,Return of the Funkyman
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‘Ness reppin with Big Bird. That ‘Art of Diggin’ CD is a must-have, by the way.

Courtesy of The Grim Times.