As an emcee, DJ, producer and member of the D.I.T.C. (Diggin in the Crates) crew, Lord Finesse has established his place as one of the most influential figures in hip-hop. Raised in the South Bronx, he first turned heads with his classic 1990 debut, Funky Technician. His well-crafted beats, smooth sample manipulation and intelligent lyricism have helped to develop the East Coast sound. Manning the boards for such high-profile artists as Biggie, Fat Joe, OC, and CNN, he quickly became one of the most sought-after producers in the game. Although not as well-known as some of his contemporaries, his stellar body of work speaks for itself. Lord Finesse's contributions to hip-hop music and culture are astounding, and his place in history as a superproducer is guaranteed to be on par with Dr. Dre and Premier.