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1. Lord Finesse - Shorties Kaught In The System 0:00 2. Lord Finesse - Kicking Flavor With My Man (feat. Percee P) 3:53 3. Lord Finesse - Check The Method 8:16 4. Lord Finesse - Fuck 'Em 11:57 5. Showbiz & A.G. - Dignified Soldiers (feat. Big L, Lord Finesse, & O.C.) 16:57 6. Shorty Long - Shorty'z Doin' His Own Thang 21:26 7. Lord Finesse - Pull Ya Card 25:22 8. A.G. - Muddslide (feat. Party Arty, Dflow & Hehdkrack 29:54 9. Lord Finesse - Here I Come (Large Professor Remix) 33:04 10. Grand Agent - Know The Legend 37:09 11. D.I.T.C. - Put It In Your System 42:05 12. A.G. - Underground Life 45:46 13. Walkin Large - Do That 49:52 14. Xperado - Watch Ya Step (feat. O.C.) 53:34 15. O.C. - Ga Head 57:22 16. Ground Floor - Dig On That 1:01:27 17. Lord Finesse - Keep The Crowd Listening (DJ Premier Remix) 1:06:23 18. DJ Mike Smooth - Bud Mutha 1:10:43 19. Lord Finesse - Soul Plan (Cookin Soul Remix) 1:15:48
Lord Finesse (born Robert Hall Jr., February 19, 1970) is an American rapper and hip-hop record producer from The Bronx, New York best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. crew. About.com ranked him number 29 on its list of the Top-50 Hip-Hop Producers.
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.
Finesse returned as a solo artist in early 1992 with his second effort, Return of the Funky Man. The album featured guest appearances from Percee P and AG. The album's title track peaked at number 13 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. Return of the Funky Man also included a couple of songs that were produced by Finesse himself, and this would be the start of a career as a much respected hip-hop producer.
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 then 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. The underground single "Actual Facts" featuring Sadat X, Large Professor and Grand Puba, was included as a hidden track on the album.
Finesse hasn't released a studio album since this effort, but has continued his production work. In 1997, he produced the title track to O.C.'s acclaimed effort Jewelz and the track "Channel 10" off of Capone-N-Noreaga's debut The War Report. Finesse released a mixtape called Diggin' On Blue in 1999. Later in the year, he produced the track "The Message" on Dr. Dre's seminal 2001 album. Finesse is currently working on a Funky Technician remix project, as well as a new D.I.T.C. album. Along with these projects, he and DJ Premier are working on a posthumous Big L album.
In 1998, Finesse provided the vocal sample on the hook to "The Rockafeller Skank", a hit single by British musician Fatboy Slim from his album You've Come a Long Way, Baby. The song features Finesse's repeated line "Right about now, the funk soul brother. Check it out now, the funk soul brother". This line was lifted from the song "Vinyl Dogs Vibe" by the Vinyl Dogs with the spoken word intro provided by Finesse, edited from the full line, "Check it out right about now. It's no other than the funk soul brother, the Lord Finesse. And you're welcome to the world of the Vinyl Dogs right about now. So if you're diggin', peep how we do it like this"