Return of the Funky Man

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Return of the Funky Man
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Studio album by Lord Finesse
Released February 11, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 69:56
Label Giant/Reprise
24437
Producer Lord Finesse
Showbiz
Diamond D
DJ Aladdin
Lord Finesse chronology
Funky Technician
(1990)Funky Technician1990
Return of the Funky Man
(1992)
The Awakening
(1996)The Awakening1996
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 Percee 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, S.L.J. 5:22
8. "Show 'Em How We Do Things" (featuring Harry-O and Shelrumble) DJ Aladdin, S.L.J. 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, S.L.J. 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 Percee P) Lord Finesse, Peter Wane (co.) 4:22
Total length: 1:09:56

Samples[edit]

Lord Finesse Intro

Return of the Funky Man

I Like My Girls With a Boom

  • "Hip Hug Her" by The Sultans

Yes You May

  • "Mamba No. 5" by Samba Soul
  • "Word to the Mother (Land)" by Big Daddy Kane

Hey Look at Shorty

Praise the Lord

Save That Shit

Show 'Em How We Do Things

  • "Get Outta My Life Woman" by The New Apocalypse

Isn't He Something

Fat for the 90's

Stop Sweating the Next Man

Funky on the Fast Tip

That's How Smooth I Am

Party Over Here

Fuck 'Em

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]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[1] 95

Singles chart positions[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lord Finesse – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Lord Finesse. Retrieved April 28, 2016.