Funky Technician
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Studio album by Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth


February 6, 1990


February 1989 - January 1990


Such-A-Sound Studio
(Brooklyn, NY)


Hip hop




Wild Pitch Records


DJ Mike Smooth, DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz

Lord Finesse chronology


Return of the Funky Man (1992)

Funky Technician is the debut studio album by American rapper Lord Finesse and DJ Mike Smooth, released in February 6, 1990 on Wild Pitch Records. Production was handled by Smooth, former label-mate DJ Premier, and future D.I.T.C.-members Diamond D and Showbiz. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Albums.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Lord Finesse's Theme Song Intro" Lord Finesse DJ Premier 1:12
2. "Baby, You Nasty [New Version]" Lord Finesse DJ Premier 5:10
3. "Funky Technician" Lord Finesse Diamond D 4:45
4. "Back to Back Rhyming" Lord Finesse, A.G. Showbiz 3:27
5. "Here I Come" Lord Finesse Diamond D 4:36
6. "Slave to My Soundwave" Lord Finesse DJ Mike Smooth 3:24
7. "I Keep the Crowd Listening" Lord Finesse Diamond D 4:14
8. "Bad Mutha" Lord Finesse Diamond D 4:38
9. "Keep It Flowing" Lord Finesse, A.G. DJ Premier 3:24
10. "Lesson to Be Taught" Lord Finesse DJ Premier 5:02
11. "Just a Little Something" Lord Finesse Showbiz 3:04
12. "Strictly for the Ladies" Lord Finesse DJ Premier 5:18
13. "Track the Movement" Lord Finesse DJ Premier 5:35


  • Scratching performed by DJ Premier.
  • Track 13 features additional vocals performed by Patricia (Chocolate).

Samples[edit | edit source]

Lord Finesse's Theme Song Intro

  • "Parade Strut (Instrumental)" by J.J. Johnson

Baby, You Nasty [New Version]

  • "Wah Wah Man" by Young-Holt Unlimited
  • "Coldblooded" by James Brown
  • "They Get Down" by Lloyd Price

Funky Technician

Back to Back Rhyming

Here I Come

  • "Take Some...Leave Some" by James Brown
  • "T.V. Panel Show" by Richard Pryor

Slave to My Soundwave

  • "Do the Funky Penguin" and "Itch and Scratch (Part I)" by Rufus Thomas
  • "Poison" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

I Keep the Crowd Listening

  • "Introduction" by Cannonball Adderley
  • "Impeach the President" by The Honeydrippers
  • "Move the Crowd" by Eric B. & Rakim

Bad Mutha

  • "The Boss" by James Brown

Keep It Flowing

Lesson to Be Taught

Just a Little Something

  • "Kool is Back" by Funk, Inc.

Strictly for the Ladies

Track the Movement

  • "Never Had a Dream" by Ohio Players
  • "Take Me Just As I Am" by Lyn Collins
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