Return of the Funky Man

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Return of the Funky Man
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1992
GenreHip hop
Lord Finesse chronology
Funky Technician
Return of the Funky Man
The Awakening

Return of the Funky Man is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Lord Finesse of Diggin' in the Crates Crew. It was released on February 11, 1992 via Warner Bros. subsidiary label Giant Records. Production was handled by seven record producers, including Diamond D, Showbiz, DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Latif, Petawane, and Lord Finesse himself. It also features guest appearances provided by A.G., Percee P, Harry-O and Shelrumble. The album peaked at number 95 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and its self-titled single made it to number 13 on the Hot Rap Songs.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Source3.5/5 stars[2]

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 partners Diamond D & Showbiz, and former Ice-T producers DJ Aladdin & SLJ. Finesse also produced his first beats on this album and would go on to become one of hip-hop's legendary producers. 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. This album was the first cover shot by Danny Clinch.

Track listing[edit]

1."Lord Finesse Intro"2:01
2."Return of the Funky Man"Showbiz5:07
3."I Like My Girls With a Boom"Lord Finesse4:17
4."Yes You May" (featuring Showbiz & A.G. and Percee P)Showbiz4:57
5."Hey Look At Shorty"
  • Lord Finesse
  • Latif
6."Praise the Lord"Diamond D4:41
7."Save That Shit"5:22
8."Show 'Em How We Do Things" (featuring Harry-O and Shelrumble)
  • DJ Aladdin
  • SLEJ Da Ruff Edge
9."Isn't He Something"Diamond D4:42
10."Fat for the 90's" (featuring A.G.)Lord Finesse4:27
11."Stop Sweating the Next Man"
  • DJ Aladdin
  • SLEJ Da Ruff Edge
12."Funky On the Fast Tip"
  • Lord Finesse
  • Petawane
13."That's How Smooth I Am"Diamond D5:19
14."Party Over Here"Showbiz4:21
15."Fuck 'Em"Diamond D5:09
16."Kicking Flavor with My Man" (featuring Percee P)
  • Lord Finesse
  • Petawane
Total length:1:09:56

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Return of the Funky Man"
  • Released: August 1991
  • 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
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 95

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Hot Rap Singles[4]
1992 "Return of the Funky Man" 13


  1. ^ Mills, Brad. "Return of the Funky Man – Lord Finesse". Allmusic. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ The Source Retrieved February 19, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Lord Finesse Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lord Finesse Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved February 19, 2018.

External links[edit]

Return Of The Funky Man at Discogs (list of releases)