We all know what a classic Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth’s “Funky Technician” is and what amazing early work Premier put down on that disc. Now, Finesse has linked up with Slice Of Spice for several releases (he has already dropped one or two 7″ singles and two dope mix sessions on CD), including a series of seven 7″ featuring previously unreleased material. Enjoy the snippet for this ’89 demo for the album:
“What you have right here is the start of a song created during the making of the Funky Technician LP, that was never finished. Lyrically, it was actually parts of a live routine that I was trying to convert into a song for the album. DJ Premier found the loop and started putting the track together, but once Stu Fine (Wild Pitch Records owner) heard the track he immediately made me stop recording due to the extremely raw content. So this unfinished track remained stashed for over 20 years until recently. It’s funny ‘cos listening to it now makes me wonder what the hell I was thinking [Laughing]. I’m personally glad Stu & DJ Premier made me change my mind, but the track is now being released as an extremely rare limited edition promo. You can thank Rich (Slice Of Spice) for the constant persuasion ‘cos if it was left to me I’d have left it buried in the stash!” -Lord Finesse
props to claaa7 for the heads up!