Keepers of the Funk
Studio album by Lords of the Underground


November 1, 1994


July 1993 - August 1994


Marley's House of Hits
(Chestnut Ridge, New York)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop, Hardcore rap




Pendulum Records / EMI Records Group


Marley Marl, K-Def

Keepers of the Funk is the second studio album by American Hip hop group Lords of the Underground. It was released in November 1, 1994 via Pendulum Records and EMI Records Group. It is the follow up to their 1993 debut Here Come the Lords. Recording sessions mostly took place at Marley's House of Hits in Chestnut Ridge, New York from July 1993 to August 1994. Production was completely handled by Marley Marl and K-Def. It features guest appearances by Supreme C, Sah-B, George Clinton, Deniece Williams and Redman.

The album peaked at #57 on the Billboard200 and #16 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Though Keepers of the Funk wasn't successful as Here Come the Lords, the album did gain some successs.

Keepers of the Funk spawned the singles and music videos for: "Tic Toc", "What I'm After", "Keep the Faith" and "Neva Faded".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Intro" - 1:00
  2. "Ready Or Not" - 4:03
  3. "Tic Toc" - 3:51
  4. "Keepers of the Funk" (feat. George Clinton) - 4:18
  5. "Steam From Da Knot" - 3:07
  6. "What I'm After" (feat. Redman) - 4:19
  7. "Faith" (feat. Deniece Williams) - 4:02
  8. "Neva Faded" (feat. Supreme C) - 5:16
  9. "No Pain" (feat. Sah-B) - 3:53
  10. "Frustrated" - 4:18
  11. "Yes Y'all" - 4:17
  12. "What U See" - 3:57
  13. "Outro" - 1:28
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