Posts Tagged ‘lord finesse’

Best Producer on The M.I.C.?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

When Diamond D said he was the best producer on the mic, we kinda agreed with him. Sometimes that self-proclamation just sells itself. When you hear “King of Pop” we all think of just one person. Over the years, many producers have taken a stab at rhyming. DJ Premier started as a rapper before he met Guru. The Alchemist and his buddy Scott Caan were The Whooliganz before ALC became a household name. Today, you have many multi-talented artists who do both very well. Black Milk is a perfect example. El-P another one. Roc Marciano and MF Doom handle most of their production too. This isn’t anything new in hip-hop, the God Rakim did many of his own beats. Legends like Large Professor, Erick Sermon, RZA, Lord Finesse or Havoc have always been equally talented on both ends.

But this poll is about picking just one. Who is the best producer on the mic? Now before you vote, understand, this list could have been as long as Schindler’s if I included everyone. The reality is, this comes down to maybe just a few guys when you truly think about it. And I’m willing to bet whoever you think should be added, isn’t better than the few guys I’m thinking about. It’s not that I don’t recognize many of the newer cats putting in work, but for this poll I went with guys who have been holding it down for decades, not just a few summers. These are guys with healthy track records, impressive catalogs and classics tracks under the belt. These aren’t artists who got a little too drunk one night and spit 16 bars. These are producers/rappers who truly have mastered the art of both. They are the Bo Jacksons of hip-hop.

Remember, you aren’t picking your FAVORITE producer or your FAVORITE rapper in this poll. You’re picking the extremely talented producer who you feel is the BEST rapper in this poll. Essentially, the best producer on the mic!

There can only be one, so who’s it gonna be?

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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 3: Holiday Edition)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

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For some, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until we see our pals John McClain, Kevin McCallister or Ralphie Parker. Episode 3 is our holiday special and its packed with classics from OutKast, Redman, Common, Lord Finesse, Big Pun, Nas, Screwball, The Roots, Mad Skillz, The Beatnuts and L.O.T.U.G., plus new music from The LOX, Snowgoons, Meyhem Lauren and Hus Kingpin & SmooVth. And what’s our show without a little banter? We each discuss/diss our favorite years in hip-hop as well as our guilty pleasures. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this show!

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The TROY Blog Presents: Funk-O-Rama V11

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Funk-O-Rama is back after long long time.

**dirt_dog on the covers.


funk-o-rama v11

01. The Beatnuts – Get Funky (Remix)
02. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs – Stay Funky #2
03. Da Youngsta’s – Illy Filly Funk
04. Society – F.U.N.K. (From Us Nasty Kidz)
05. Figure Uv Speech – Hardcore Funk
06. Lords Of The Underground – Keepers Of The Funk
07. Funkytown Pros – Too Dam Funque
08. Paris – Funky Lil’ Party
09. Logic – Bust A Funky Rhyme
10. Blvd. Mosse – Move To Something Funky
11. Lord Finesse – Funky On The Fast Tip
12. Def Jef – God Made Me Funky



    Which is your favorite collaboration?

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    Not ever, but from our list. There are so many great collabos that it’s impossible to consolidate for just one poll. We’ll run a few more polls but for now choose wisely. And don’t forget to check out 150 track Spotify playlist featuring some of our favorite collabs ever.

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    Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Inconsiderate Females [Unreleased 1989] (Prod. DJ Premier)

    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    “Check out this previously unreleased joint from the “Funky Technician” sessions back in ’89. This was a track with DJ Premier that was never finished due to the lyrical content. Now fully restored and put out as a crazy 5″ release (it’s only 1 verse) check out “Inconsiderate Females”.

    Get more info by clicking on this link –>

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    vaporized vs. K-Def “Beats From The 90s Volume 1 Blends”

    Thursday, February 16th, 2012

    Not sure how I missed this one. But forum blend superstar, vaporized, put this together back in 2008. A real beauty.

    K-Def – Beats From The 90s Volume 1 Blends (by vaporized)

    01 Been There + Lord Finesse – Return Of The Funky Man
    02 Ain’t No Crime + Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
    03 Monty + Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
    04 Dramaz + First Down – Front Street
    05 For Da Family + Big L – MVP
    06 Crusading + Miilkbone – Wherez Da Party At
    07 Inner City Blues + Heather B – Live MC
    08 Jam On It + Mic Geronimo – Shit’s Real
    09 Mont Man + Grand Puba – A Little Of This
    10 Ron Beat + Big L – Put It On
    11 Spinner + Masta Ace – Jeep Ass Nigguh
    12 Getting Hot + Children Of The Corn – American Dream
    13 Take Your Time + Nas – One Love
    14 Turtle + MC Lyte – Paper Thin
    15 Been There Part 2 + Erick Sermon – Bomdigi
    16 Urbiank + Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By


    Keep up the great work vaporized! Grab some of his past releases here, here, here and here.


    T.R.O.Y. Blog Presents: D.I.T.C. For My Whip [Compilation]

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

    This is compilation that i made to listen it while driving in my whip. After i finished it i thought maybe it would be a good idea to share it, some might find it interesting.

    Main goal was that tracks must have heavy basses so that i can pump it up loud, shaking the whip. Second, i wanted to put as much as possible Diamond D tracks and featurings which including either his production, heavy basses or heavy lyrics, or all of that three.

    You may ask why haven’t i included some tracks from “Word..Life”, well i have that album burned already and i like to listen to it from a to z.

    Shorty Long once was affiliated with Lord Fineese, but after that single, he continued working with DJ Mike Smooth, but that track, that beat is sooo hard, making you wanna break something or somebody.

    Lord Finesse’s production from 93-96 was so pure, crisp and clear, with heavy bass lines and drums, you just enjoy when you hear that clearness.

    So basically those are some of my favorite D.I.T.C. tracks. I wanted to include few more tracks and i know you may ask why you left out this track or that track, but it is how it is, and there wasn’t any more free space on the cd.

    **dirt_dog on the cover.


    01. Showbiz & A.G. – Never Less Than Ill
    02. Diamond D – Best Kept Secret
    03. Lord Finesse – Fat For The 90’s Feat. A.G.
    04. Diamond D – ‘x!x!’ What U Heard
    05. O.C. – Outsiders
    06. Lord Finesse – Pull Ya Card
    07. Diamond D – Red Light, Green Light
    08. Showbiz & A.G. – You Want It Feat. Diamond D & Party Arty
    09. Lord Finesse – You Know What I’m About
    10. Diamond D – MC Iz My Ambition Feat. Don Barron
    11. Big L – Devil’s Son
    12. Diamond D – You Can’t Front (…It Is Real) Feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse
    13. Shorty Long – Shorty’z Doin’ His Own Thang
    14. Showbiz & A.G. – Still Diggin’ Feat. Diamond D
    15. Fat Joe – Watch The Sound Feat. Grand Puba & Diamond D
    16. Diamond D – What You Seek
    17. Lord Finesse – Check The Method
    18. Diamond D – The Hiatus
    19. Lord Finesse – Gameplan
    20. Diamond D – Gather Round
    –>Download D.I.T.C. For My Whip<–


    Sounds of The 90s: The Remixes V. 2

    Monday, March 7th, 2011

    As promised monthly, here is the latest of Sounds of The 90s: The Remixes Volume 2. Each month we’ll be bringing you 10 remixes of the 90s we hold near and dear to our hearts. Let’s reminisce on these tracks and remember why we’re still listening to hip-hop today. Why we’re still on blogs such as ours where we get to relive the greatest era our music has ever seen.  As always, if you have a favorite remix and would like it to be included on future volumes be sure to send it our way or post it up on our forum. Look for the return of Sounds Like The 90s tomorrow! –PhilaflavaDownload V. 2

    Download V. 1

    Random VLS Drops: Big L – Devil’s Son (1993)

    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

    What a grimy, dirty, rough beat. What a hard track.

    This track was supposed to be on Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, but it was banned due to it was too much violent.

    First thought that i have in mind before i click play is that amazing horns and those two Nas samples:
    When i was twelwe i went to hell for snuffing Jesus” and “I’m waving automatic guns at nuns“.

    I thought this track was produced only by Showbiz, but vinyl says it was co-op between Showbiz, Lord Finesse, Buckwild and Craig Boogie.


    01. Devil’s Son
    02. Devil’s Son (Instrumental)

    –>Download Devil’s Son VLS<–


    Super Saturdays: Posse Cuts (Boot Camp, Shyheim, Chubb Rock, Heavy D & Bas Blasta)

    Saturday, November 20th, 2010

    If you’re like me, you have a weakness for posse cuts. There is something about the pairing of different emcees together that always sparks my interest. Sometimes the collaborations are immaculate, sometimes in-congruent but many times they’re just flat out intriguing.

    Posse Cuts can create careers in just 16 bars. Verses become memorable, some undeniable classics like Kane on The Symphony, Busta on The Scenario or even Prodigy on I Shot Ya (Remix). These records define an era. When an emcee went for theirs. When there was no last-minute editing so you don’t get out shined on your own shit. If you did, you did back then. Friends, favors and fun. That is what made up the posse cuts of the 90s. Whether you were label mates, crew members, weed carriers or just fans of a specific artists you reached out because you wanted to create something, not sell a record.

    After the jump are 5 tracks that capture everything that you’d could ever want from posse cut. No these aren’t the greatest of them, some are truly great though. These are 5 unique posse cuts that remind you just how much fun hip-hop can be.  (more…)