The Awakening [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Brad Mills
With his third album, Lord Finesse representing D.I.T.C. Diggin' in the Crates crew brought together some of the finest rappers of the moment for an album almost entirely produced by Finesse himself. Known as a producer first and rapper a close second, Finesse is gifted in metaphorical rhyming like other well-known MCs such as Big L or Chino XL, and again produces a great record deserving of any rap fan's archive. Guests like Akinyele, KRS-One, MC Lyte, O.C., AG, Diamond D., and Kid Capri make up the all-star cast. Topping it all off are verses by Large Professor, Grand Puba, and Sadat X on arguably one of hip-hop's finest tracks ever, entitled "Actual Facts." With so much ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brad Mills
With his third album, Lord Finesse representing D.I.T.C. Diggin' in the Crates crew brought together some of the finest rappers of the moment for an album almost entirely produced by Finesse himself. Known as a producer first and rapper a close second, Finesse is gifted in metaphorical rhyming like other well-known MCs such as Big L or Chino XL, and again produces a great record deserving of any rap fan's archive. Guests like Akinyele, KRS-One, MC Lyte, O.C., AG, Diamond D., and Kid Capri make up the all-star cast. Topping it all off are verses by Large Professor, Grand Puba, and Sadat X on arguably one of hip-hop's finest tracks ever, entitled "Actual Facts." With so much going for it, if you like you rap music there's really no reason you shouldn't own this album. As a side note for DJs out there, there is apparently a limited-edition instrumental version of this released on vinyl, so look for that floating around somewhere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Tommy Boy
  • UPC: 708047303541
  • Catalog Number: 3035

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Da Sermon (Intro) (Interlude) (2:15)
  2. 2 Time Ta Bounce (Interlude) (1:22)
  3. 3 True and Livin' (4:41)
  4. 4 O' Lord (Interlude) (1:22)
  5. 5 Brainstorm/P.S.K. - KRS-One (4:45)
  6. 6 Taking It Lyte (Interlude) (1:06)
  7. 7 Gameplan (5:09)
  8. 8 Words from da Ak (Interlude) (1:34)
  9. 9 Flip Da Style (3:42)
  10. 10 Showtime (Interlude) - Showbiz (1:04)
  11. 11 Speak Ya Peace - Marquee (4:55)
  12. 12 Food for Thought (4:04)
  13. 13 Da Kid Himself (Interlude) (0:45)
  14. 14 Hip 2 Da Game (4:03)
  15. 15 No Gimmicks - KRS-One (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lord Finesse Primary Artist
MC Lyte Track Performer
Diamond Track Performer
Akinyele Track Performer
O.C. Track Performer
Dinky Bingham Keyboards
Kid Capri Track Performer
Diamond D Track Performer
KRS-One Track Performer
Showbiz Track Performer
George Washington Bass
Technical Credits
Lord Finesse Producer, Executive Producer
Troy Hightower Engineer
Gordon Williams Engineer
Neil Levine Executive Producer
Keir Worthy Executive Producer
Mike Loe Producer
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