#30thAnniversary – Lord Finesse “Return of the Funky Man”

When it was time for Lord Finesse to drop “Return of the Funky Man”, the follow up to the well received “Funky Technician” with DJ Mike Smooth, he was already well known for his impressive wordplay and punchlines. What was new this time around is the contribution he made on the beat side, getting production credit on six tracks of the LP. That was the beginning of a storied career as a beatmaker, on his D.I.T.C. crew projects, but also for legends like Notorious B.I.G and Dr. Dre. One of the important tracks related to this album can be found on the b-side of the “Party Over Here” 12 inch single. The excellent “Yes You May (Funk Flow Mix)” features the first verse on wax from one of the most gifted emcees of all-time, Big L. We can’t forget to mention the incredible apparition of the underrated lyrical mastermind Percee P on the original “Yes You May”, proving that he should have been considered a top emcee in the early 90’s.

Watch the “Return of the Funky Man” video and stream the album, three excellent remixes & a nice mix created to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this special piece of work.

Full album on YouTube:

Stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Tidal.

“Return Of The Funky Man” Video:

Playlist with remixes:

  • Return of the Funkyman (Remix)
  • Party Over Here (Remix)
  • Yes You May feat. Big L (Funk Flow Mix)

30th Anniversary Mix:

DOWNLOAD Lord Finesse “Return Of The Funky Man” 30th Anniversary Mix


Albert King – I’ll play the blues for you (live)
Yes you may (Funk Flow mix) feat. Big L
Return of the funky man
Return of the funky man (remix)
Show ’em how we do things feat. Shelrumble & Harry-O
The New Apocalypse – Get outta’ my life woman
The Mad Lads – Get out my life, woman
Fat for the 90’s feat. AG
Samba Soul – Mambo no. 5
Yes you may feat. AG & Percee P
I like my girl with a boom
The Sultans – Hip hugger
Ron Carter – Epistrophy
Party over here (remix)
Funky on the fast tip

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