Lord FInesse

Hip-Hop
Producer
Rare Groove
Soul
Turntablism

Lord Finesse is an artist, producer, DJ, and D.I.T.C. member. In 1989, Finesse and his former partner DJ Mike Smooth signed with Wild Pitch Records, home of other popular hip-hop artists such as Gang Starr, Main Source, Chill Rob G, Percee P and O.C. In 1990, the duo released their debut album ‘Funky Technician’. The album featured production from future star beat-makers DJ Premier, Diamond D and Showbiz. Soon after, Finesse formed the popular New York underground crew D.I.T.C., an acronym for “Diggin In The Crates”, together with Showbiz and A.G. and Diamond D. Future members included Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild, and Big L. In 1994, Finesse made a production appearance on The Notorious B.I.G.’s classic debut ‘Ready to Die’, on the track “Suicidal Thoughts”. In 1995, he produced a big portion of Big L’s debut album ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous’, including the single “M.V.P.” and made an appearance on one of the album’s highlight songs, “Da Graveyard”. He returned as an artist in 1996 with the now rare 12″ single “Check The Method” and the acclaimed album ‘The Awakening.’ Finesse produced the entire album himself, and enlisted a large number of guests, including KRS-One, MC Lyte, Akinyele, Diamond D, Showbiz & A.G., O.C. and Kid Capri. In 1998, he provided the vocal sample on the hook to Fatboy Slim’s hit single “The Rockafeller Skank” and returned to the mic on Handsome Boy Modeling School’s album ‘White People’ in 2004. Find him on Twitch (LordFinesseditc).

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