Biography

Lord Finesse is a Hip Hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York. In 1989, Finesse, and his former partner DJ Mike Smooth, signed to Wild Pitch Records, home to other popular Hip Hop artists like Gang Starr, Main Source, Chill Rob G, Percee P, and O.C.. In 1990, the duo released their debut album Funky Technician. He was hailed for his strong lyrical ability and clever punchline delivery. The album featured production from future star beat-makers DJ Premier, Diamond D and Showbiz. Finesse became the leader of the popular New York underground crew D.I.T.C., an acronym for 'Diggin In The Crates'. Future members included Showbiz & A.G., Diamond D, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild and the late Big L. The crew is responsible for releasing some of the most heralded underground hip-hop albums of the 90's, including Show & AG's Runaway Slave, O.C.'s Word...Life and Big L's Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous.

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