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September 6, 2011


Great news everyone! Legendary funky man of "Diggin' in the crates" (D.I.T.C.) crew, Lord Finesse is returning to Adelaide for an outdoor show at The Old Exchange on September 24 with support from DJ Sheep, Nick Arks and Nixon. I'm sure I don't need to tell you all how much of a legend Finesse is, with a CV that would make even the most seasoned hip-hop musicians weep. For those of you that still need convincing Finesse is the triple threat, producer, MC and DJ and a true hip-hop icon. He has produced tracks for the who's who of hip-hop including "Suicidal Thoughts" from The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album "Ready to Die", the majority of the late Big L's debut album "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous" and "The Message" taken from Dr Dre's seminal solo album "2001". As previously mentioned he founded the legendary D.I.T.C. crew who's members include Buckwild, Showbiz, A.G., Fat Joe, Diamond D and Big L. Finesse also provided the vocal sample that DJ/musician Fatboy Slim used for his 1998 hit single The Rockafeller Skank. (Yes, that track and that line "Right about now, the funk soul brother").

Let's not take away from Finesse's skills as a lyricist though as h's also an extremely gifted MC, releasing three albums as part of D.I.T.C. crew, along with three classic solo albums, "Funky Technician", "Return of the Funky Man" and my personal favourite 1996's "The Awakening". The Awakening is an absolute gem of an album featuring some great tracks all produced by Finesse himself and featuring appearances from O.C., KRS-One, MC Lyte, Akinyele, Showbiz, Diamond D, A.G., Kid Capri, Brand Nubian's Grand Puba and Sadat X, and Large Professor. The single "Hip 2 Da Game" from The Awakeneing was also sampled by young Pittsburgh MC Mac Miller on his K.I.D.S. mixtape which you may have heard previously on The Benjamins. So if all this doesn't convince you as to the pedigree of Lord Finesse, rest assured in the fact that by getting along to the gig you'll be guaranteed an absolutely cracking show and you'll be supporting some local up and coming promoters. Plus tickets are a very affordable $27.20 and there are $5 base spirits from 6pm til midnight. What better way to spend a Saturday night than in some (hopefully) balmy weather, enjoying a few drinks while experiencing a legend of hip-hop rock the 1's and 2's?

This show is set to be one of the best of 2011, so make sure you're at The Old Exchange on Saturday, September 24 to catch Lord Finesse in all his glory. Grab your tickets now from VenueTix, Wax Museum Records, Da Klinic or Clinic 116 and if you need anymore information check out the full event details over on the Facebook page. Otherwise I'll see you all in The Old Exchange beer garden in a couple of weeks for the show. As a final surprise, especially for those of you who haven't heard much Lord Finesse material I thought I'd leave you with a selection of Finesse's finest tracks below, enjoy!



+ DJ Sheep, Nick Arks, DJ Nixon

Saturday 24th September
The OLD EXCHANGE (Beer Garden)

Limited Capacity Venue, get in early to avoid disappointment!

$5 Base Spirits from 6 til Midnight in the Beer Garden, and don’t forget it’s LIMITED CAPACITY so get in early!



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