Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth ‘Funky Technician’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 6th February 1990

Label: Wild Pitch

Producers: DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz, DJ Mike Smooth

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Funky Technician is the debut album of American hip hop artists Lord Finesse and DJ Mike Smooth, released in 1990 on Wild Pitch Records. Production was handled by Smooth, former label-mate DJ Premier, and future Diggin’ in the Crates Crew-members Diamond D and Showbiz. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2008, the album was re-released on Wild Pitch Records.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #15 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1990.

- The single ‘Strictly for the Ladies’ comes in at #24 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1990.

- The tracks ‘Strictly for the Ladies’ and ‘Bad Mutha’ appear on our Classic Material 1990 Mixtape.

- The track ‘Strictly for the Ladies’ appears on our 1990 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

Listen: Youtube / Spotify

Purchase: Discogs

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