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Lord Finesse - The Awakening download

Lord Finesse - The Awakening download Performer: Lord Finesse
Title: The Awakening
Style: Conscious
Released: 1995
Country: US
MP3 album: 1776 mb
FLAC album: 1707 mb
WMA album: 1333 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: VQF MMF MP4 AHX AAC APE AU
Genre: RAP, Hip-hop
Lord Finesse - The Awakening download

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A1 Da Sermon (Intro)
A2 Time Ta Bounce (Interlude)
Featuring – Doo-Wop From Da Bounce Squad*
A3 True And Livin'
Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Gordon WilliamsWritten-By – R. Hall*
A4 O' Lord (Interlude)
Featuring – O.C.
A5 Brainstorm / P.S.K. (No Gimmicks Remix)
Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Troy HightowerFeaturing – KRS-One, O.C.Written-By – K. Parker*, O. Credle*, R. Hall*
A6 Taking It Lyte (Interlude)
Featuring – MC LyteWritten By – Lord Finesse, MC Lyte
A7 Gameplan
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Melanie "Missy" CoakleyEngineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Chris "Conman" Conway*Featuring – MarqueeWritten-By – R. Hall*
A8 Actual Facts (Bonus Track)
Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By [Uncredited] – Chris "Conman" Conway*Featuring – Grand Puba, Large Professor, Sadat XProducer [Uncredited] – Jesse West, Myke Loe*Written-By [Uncredited] – D. Murphy*, J. West*, M. Dixon*, M. Loe*, R. Hall*, W. Mitchell*
B1 Words From Da Ak (Interlude)
Featuring – Akinyele
B2 Flip Da Style
Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Chris "Conman" Conway*Written-By – R. Hall*
B3 Showtime (Interlude)
Featuring – Showbiz
B4 Speak Ya Peace
Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Chris "Conman" Conway*Featuring – A.G.*, Diamond*, MarqueeProducer – Myke Loe*Written-By – A. Barnes*, J. Kirkland*, M. Ferguson*, R. Hall*
B5 Food For Thought
Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Chris "Conman" Conway*Written-By – R. Hall*
B6 Da Kid Himself (Interlude)
Featuring – Kid Capri
B7 Hip 2 Da Game
Engineer, Mixed By – Troy HightowerEngineer, Recorded By – Chris "Conman" Conway*Written-By – R. Hall*
B8 No Gimmicks
Engineer, Mixed By – Tony SmaliosEngineer, Recorded By – Chris "Conman" Conway*Featuring – KRS-OneWritten-By – K. Parker*, R. Hall*
Limited Edition Instrumental Vinyl
C1 Time Ta Bounce (Interlude) (Instrumental)
C2 True And Livin' (Instrumental)
C3 O' Lord (Interlude) (Instrumental)
C4 Brainstorm / P.S.K. (No Gimmicks Remix) (Instrumental)
C5 Taking It Lyte (Interlude) (Instrumental)
C6 Gameplan (Instrumental)
D1 Flip Da Style (Instrumental)
D2 Showtime (Interlude) (Instrumental)
D3 Speak Ya Peace (Instrumental)
Producer – Myke Loe*
D4 Food For Thought (Instrumental)
D5 Da Kid Himself (Interlude) (Instrumental)
D6 Hip 2 Da Game (Instrumental)
D7 No Gimmicks (Instrumental)

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Penalty Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Penalty Recordings
  • Distributed By – Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Edited At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Mixed At – Chung King Studios
  • Mixed At – Soundtrack Studios
  • Mixed At – Giant Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Soundtrack Studios
  • Recorded At – Chung King Studios
  • Recorded At – Giant Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Power Play Studios
  • Produced For – Funkyman Productions
  • Produced For – Dangerous Minds Productions
  • Published By – Technician Tunes
  • Published By – BDP Music
  • Published By – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Published By – Brooklyn Based Music
  • Published By – Top Billin' Music
  • Published By – Quee Creations
  • Published By – Dusty Fingers Music
  • Published By – One Four One Music


  • A&R [Direction] – Lord Finesse
  • A&R [Supervision] – Lord Finesse, Martin Moor
  • Art Direction, Design – Sandy Lawrence
  • Bass [Additional Instrumentation] – Dinky Bingham
  • Concept By – Lord Finesse
  • Coordinator [Project] – Michael Ambrosio
  • Design [Logo] – Eric Orr
  • Engineer, Edited By – Tim Donovan
  • Executive-Producer – Lord Finesse, Neil Levine
  • Keyboards [Additional Instrumentation] – George "G.O." Washington
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Other [Grooming] – Markita Ferguson
  • Other [Styling] – Keir Worthy, Sandy Lawrence
  • Photography By – MoB*
  • Producer – Lord Finesse (tracks: A1 to A7, B1 to B3, B5 to D2, D4 to D7)


Tracks A3, A7, B2, B5, B7 recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, New York, NY.
Track A5 recorded and mixed at Soundtrack Studios, New York, NY.
Track B4 recorded and mixed at Giant Studios, New York, NY.
Track B8 recorded at Powerplay Studios, L.I.C., NY.
Tracks A4, A6, B6 mixed at Chung King Studios, New York, NY.
Track A1, A2, B3 mixed at Giant Studios, New York, NY.
Track B1 mixed at Powerplay Studios, L.I.C., NY.

Edited at Battery Studios, New York, NY.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.

KRS-One appears courtesy of JIVE Records.
Kid Capriappears courtesy of Columbia Records.
MC Lyte appears courtesy of First Priority / Atlantic Records.
Diamond appears courtesy of Mercury Records.
Akinyele appears courtesy of Loud / RCA Records.

Track A8 "Actual Facts (Bonus Track)" is mentioned on the hype sticker but not credited on the cover or label.

US pressing of "The Awakening" album with bonus Instrumental LP.
(note: some copies has white labeled Instrumental Vinyl)

Category: PREPV3035 - The Awakening (cover)
Category: PREP3035 - The Awakening (labels)
Category: PREP 3039 - Limited Edition Instrumental Vinyl (labels)

Manufactured and Distributed by Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
Printed in Canada.

℗ © 1995 Penalty Recordings.
(note: Instrumental Vinyl has a different date at copywrite signs "℗ © 1996 Penalty Recordings".)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 708047303510
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, hand etched): PREP ̶P̶R̶-3035A RE1 DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped): PREP 3035-1-B, SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side, stamped): PREP-3039-A, SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side, stamped): PREP-3039-B-Re, SRC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PREPCD3035 Lord Finesse The Awakening ‎(CD, Album) Penalty Recordings PREPCD3035 US 1995
PREP3037, PREP3035, PREPV3037 Lord Finesse The Awakening ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Penalty Recordings , Penalty Recordings , Penalty Recordings PREP3037, PREP3035, PREPV3037 Unknown
none Lord Finesse The Awakening (Instrumentals) ‎(LP, W/Lbl) Not On Label none US Unknown
PREP 3035, PREP 3039 Lord Finesse The Awakening ‎(LP, Album + LP + Ltd, Promo) Penalty Recordings, Penalty Recordings PREP 3035, PREP 3039 US 1995
FLELP-404 Lord Finesse Awakenings ‎(LP, Unofficial) FLE FLELP-404 Unknown

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Lord Finesse is back with his third release, The Awakening. The Awakening is a great album, full of classic dope beats and features some great collaboration tracks with artists such as Oc, Krs-One, Ag and Diamond D to name a few. Production wise I cant fault this album. The beats are full of deep funky bass, sampling from many soul and jazz songs , great vocals and rhyming, and a certain funky sound that you expect from a Lord Finesse album. The track Actual facts is arguably the best song of the album, the whole album is a timeless master piece. There is only one draw back with this Lord Finesse release the number of interludes and skits on this album, 7 in total, but they are laced with some off the best beats I’ve heard by Lord Finesse. Don’t let that put you off buying a great album from the golden years of hip hop. Bottom Line is if you could only buy one album this year, do yourself a favour and cop this one. Any fan of Hip-Hop will simply Love The Awakening.