Underrated: "The Joint That He Did On 'The Chronic' Is Really Dope"
Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 12:05AM
[Return To The Boom Bap: With Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five getting Grammy Hall of Fame love as of late, SOHH's featuring entertainment personalities naming the most underrated emcees from hip-hop's Golden Era. After renowned painter Justin Bua gave Melle Mel the title last week, lady emcee Nitty Scott MC now crowns Lord Finesse as SOHH Underrated.]
I would definitely say Lord Finesse.
Yeah, he's dope and I don't always hear him mentioned amongst guys like Pete Rock or DJ Premier conversations and everything, but I think he should definitely be in there.I honestly can't remember when I was first introduced to his music because I always remember just being around his music and influence, as far as Hip Hop goes. But I just feel that he's underrated because he's been able to go down as a classic rapper and producer, which I think is very dope and something that not every artist can do.
His sound is still relevant, classic and reminiscent of the real traditional Hip Hop sound, even to the point where Mac Miller remade Finesse's song "Hip to the Game," which is one of my favorites of his. So seeing how that can still translate and be relevant to the current generation is big.
I don't know if alotta people know this, but the joint that he did on The Chronic is really dope as well. All the production on The Chronic was done by Dr. Dre, except for "The Message" and Lord Finesse did that. I just think its a cool fact that Finesse is behind that. These are the kind of things you would find in the credits and not everyone actually bothers to look at that.
But if you did, I think you'd find a lot more Lord Finesse than you think.
Nitty Scott is an MC originally from Michigan that now resides in New York City. She is a part of the BOOMBOX FAMILY movement. Earlier this year she released her "Doobies x Popsicles Sticks" mixtape and was one of many MC's to spit in the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher.
Check out Lord Finesse's music below: