The Awakening (Lord Finesse album)

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The Awakening
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Studio album by Lord Finesse
Released February 20, 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore rap
Length 51:43
Label Penalty Records
Producer Lord Finesse, Myke Loe, Jesse West
Lord Finesse chronology
Return of the Funky Man
(1992)
The Awakening
(1996)
Singles from The Awakening
  1. "Hip 2 Da Game"
    Released: October 28, 1995
  2. "Gameplan"
    Released: January 9, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Source 3/5 stars [2]

The Awakening is the third and final album from Hip Hop artist Lord Finesse, released four years after his second album Return of the Funky Man. Unlike his first two albums, The Awakening features a large number of album guests, including Doo-Wop, O.C., KRS-One, MC Lyte, Marquee, Akinyele, Showbiz, Diamond D, A.G., Kid Capri, Large Professor and Brand Nubian's Grand Puba and Sadat X. The album features the single "Hip 2 Da Game" and the hidden track "Actual Facts".

Music videos[edit]

There have been music videos for the tracks "Hip 2 Da Game", "Actual Facts" & "Gameplan". Gameplan features a cameo from Big L.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured Performer(s)
1 "Da Sermon (Intro)" -
2 "Time Ta Bounce" Doo-Wop
3 "True and Livin'" -
4 "O Lord" O.C.
5 "Brainstorm/P.S.K. (No Gimmicks Remix)" O.C., KRS-One
6 "Taking It Lyte" MC Lyte
7 "Gameplan" Marquee
8 "Words from Da Ak" Akinyele
9 "Flip Da Style" -
10 "Showtime" Showbiz
11 "Speak Ya Peace" Marquee, Diamond D, A.G.
12 "Food for Thought" -
13 "Da Kid Himself" Kid Capri
14 "Hip 2 Da Game" -
15 "No Gimmicks" KRS-One
* "Actual Facts" (Hidden track) Sadat X, Large Professor, Grand Puba

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 36

Singles

Year Song Chart positions
Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1995 "Hip 2 Da Game" 36 42
1996 "Actual Facts" 37 32

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