Lords of the Underground
Lords of the Underground -- Doitall, Mr. Funke, K-Def, and DJ Lord Jazz, along with legendary Queens producer Marley Marl -- released three wildly successful singles, "Chief Rocka," "Psycho," and "Funky Child" in 1992-93, paving the way for their much anticipated debut Here Come The Lords. With diverse, high-energy rhyme styles, razor-sharp cutting, and stellar, sample-based production, the album was a sure-fire hit; however, like many acts who blow up early in their careers, the Lords never fully recaptured their youthful glory. Their 1994 follow-up Keeper of the Funk failed to make much of an impact, and they quietly disappeared. In 1999 they returned with Resurrection, which showcased a more danceable, club-ready sound.