Here Come the Lords

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Here Come the Lords
Here Come the Lords.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 30, 1993
Recorded1992–1993
Genre
Length63:10
Label
Producer
Lords of the Underground chronology
Here Come the Lords
(1993)
Keepers of the Funk
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
The Source3.5/5 stars[3]

Here Come the Lords is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Lords of the Underground.[4] It was released in 1993 by Pendulum and Elektra Records.[5] It was produced by Marley Marl and K-Def.[4]

The album was a success for the group, making it to #66 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Five singles from the album managed to make it to the Billboard charts, "Chief Rocka," "Here Come the Lords," "Funky Child," "Flow On," and "Psycho."

Critical reception[edit]

Spin called the album "one of the most consistent East Coast rap records from a year of boom-bap abundance."[6] Trouser Press wrote: "Smoothly entertaining, loaded with diverting references, nearly wholesome and just loopy enough to make a lasting impression, Here Come the Lords walks a cagey line between straight-up hardcore and a slightly removed pop version of it."[5]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length

  1. "Here Come the Lords"- 4:18
  2. "From da Bricks" - 4:20
  3. "Funky Child"- 4:31
  4. "Keep It Underground"- 4:08
  5. "Check It" (Remix)- 4:24
  6. "Grave Digga"- 4:06
  7. "Lords Prayer"- 4:30
  8. "Flow On (New Symphony)"- 4:25
  9. "Madd Skillz"- 4:03
  10. "Psycho"- 4:08
  11. "Chief Rocka"- 4:07
  12. "Sleep for Dinner" (Remix)- 5:16
  13. "L.O.T.U.G. (Lords of the Underground)"- 4:26
  14. "Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time"- 2:46
  15. "What's Goin' On"- 3:38

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1993 "Here Come The Lords" #66 #13

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1992 "Psycho/Check It" - - #17
1993 "Here Come The Lords" #93 #67 #18
1993 "Funky Child" #74 #52 #2
1993 "Chief Rocka" #55 #35 #1[7]
1994 "Flow On (New Symphony)" - - #36

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 5: MUZE. p. 324.CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ ATCO (May 1993). "Record Report: Lords of the Underground – Here Come The Lords". The Source. No. 44. pp. 70–71.
  4. ^ a b "Lords of the Underground | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  5. ^ a b "Lords of the Underground". Trouser Press. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Lords of the Underground, Here Come The Lords (Pendulum) SPIN". www.spin.com.
  7. ^ "Lords of the Underground". Billboard.

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