Beats Per Minute With Lord Finesse (Video)

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Gumbo, Videos

Published on August 02, 2011 with No Comments

FLüD watches is sponsoring a series of videos, highlighting legendary producers talking about their legacy, influences and methods. A cool way of marketing that we’ll probably only see more and more of in the future, as it creates a new way to get paid for the artists in an industry of dwindling music sales without selling out, while it allows a company to target their audience in a way that comes across as cool instead of obnoxious. And who still watches TV nowadays anyway, that’s that old screen with some sort of passive internet on it, right?

Regardless of intent or purposes, when we get a video like this out of it seems like a win for all parties, including us consumers and music lovers.

From the press release:

In this video with legendary producer, Lord Finesse, he talks about his crew DITC and their production techniques, and their keen ear for a particular sound when it came to listening for samples. The various producers within the crew created their own individual sound, while also garnering a unified sound that influenced and shaped the sound of hip hop for years to come. Lord Finesse recalls going to record conventions and spending $2000 – $3000 on records, looking for specific sounds to sample for his beats, while touching on some of his favorite current-day producers like Jake One, Nottz, DJ Spinna, and others.

Below is the first video in the series which was released a while ago and features Babu and J.Rocc.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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