Return of the Funky Man

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Return of the Funky Man
Studio album by Lord Finesse
Released February 11, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 69:56
Label Giant/Reprise
Producer Lord Finesse
Diamond D
Peter Wane
Lord Finesse chronology
Funky Technician
Return of the Funky Man
The Awakening
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Source 3.5/5 stars link

Return of the Funky Man is the second album from hip hop producer and MC Lord Finesse. In 1991, Finesse split from his former partner DJ Mike Smooth, and his former record label, Wild Pitch Records, to release his first solo effort. Return of the Funky Man, which featured production from Finesse's D.I.T.C. partners Diamond D and Showbiz, and former Ice-T producers Aladdin and S.L.J. Finesse also produced his first beats on this album and would go on to become one of hip-hop's legendary producers.[citation needed] Guest appearances are provided by Percee P and D.I.T.C.'s A.G.. Finesse was signed to this Warner Bros. Records subsidiary because of Ice-T, who enjoyed a very positive relationship with the label, even through the controversy surrounding "Cop Killer," the notorious song by his heavy metal band Body Count.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Lord Finesse Intro"   Lord Finesse, Showbiz 2:01
2. "Return of the Funky Man"   Showbiz 5:07
3. "I Like My Girls with a Boom"   Lord Finesse 4:17
4. "Yes You May" (featuring A.G. and Percy P) Showbiz 4:57
5. "Hey Look At Shorty"   Lord Finesse, Latif 3:18
6. "Praise the Lord"   Diamond D 4:41
7. "Save That Shit"   DJ Aladdin, SLJ 5:22
8. "Show 'Em How We Do Things" (featuring Harry-O and Shelrumble) DJ Aladdin, SLJ 5:37
9. "Isn't He Something"   Diamond D 4:42
10. "Fat for the 90's" (featuring A.G.) Lord Finesse 4:27
11. "Stop Sweating the Next Man"   DJ Aladdin, SLJ 4:23
12. "Funky On the Fast Tip"   Lord Finesse, Peter Wane (co.) 2:32
13. "That's How Smooth I Am"   Diamond D 5:19
14. "Party Over Here"   Showbiz 4:21
15. "Fuck 'Em"   Diamond D 5:09
16. "Kicking Flavor with My Man" (featuring Percy P) Lord Finesse, Peter Wane (co.) 4:22
Total length:


Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Return of the Funky Man"
  • Released: January 24, 1992
  • B-side: “Fuck ’Em”
"Party Over Here"
  • Released: May 16, 1992
  • B-side: “Save that Shit,” “Yes You May (Funk Flow Mix)” (featuring Big L)

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1992 Return of the Funky Man - #95

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Hot Rap Singles
1992 "Return of the Funky Man" 13