Monday, June 14, 2010

A Public Service Announcement from Lord Finesse

A week ago, I published a post titled Funky Technician: A Retrospective. It was my little way of paying homage to one of my favorite rap records on the heels of its twenty-year anniversary. I wrote about the record itself, as well as the career of Lord Finesse. I concluded by saying that it's time for a second awakening - a nod to his 1996 record The Awakening, his most recent solo LP. Over the years, I'd read and heard talk of a Funky Technician remix project which seemed legit. Later in 2008, a couple of promo releases popped up: Rare Selections EP Vol. 3 (download) and a 12" with remixes for Funky Technician's "Here I Come" and "Keep the Crowd Listening", both released on Finesse's Underboss Entertainment imprint. Since then I'd heard nothing - until now. Lord Finesse himself dropped by the post and had this to say:
Thanks for the love & support.. I'm humbled & honored.. I look forward to dropping the 2 Projects I'm currently working on I'm finally just about finished "the Funky Technician Remix LP.. due out early fall.. & another project called The Tru Origin Project... due early 2011... 1st single due about the same time as The Remix Project.. At the end of the day my format remains the same.. I just focus on making good music.. nothing more.. nothing less.. I'm not focused on making No commercial.. new wave, radio oriented music.. just good, rare sample & looped, heavy funky drums, melodic music.... I refuse to be.. "the Hunter captured by the game".. I'll see y'all later this year.. Thanks again...

Lord Finesse
aka The Funkyman.. aka the Underboss DITC...
It's a good day in hip hop.