O.C. has been on the Hip-Hop scene since the early 1990s, and he’s now 13 albums deep and still going. The Brooklyn veteran was a recent guest of NPR’s brilliant Tiny Desk concert series and had a little help from a fellow member of the D.I.T.C. crew.

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It’s common knowledge that André Lauren Benjamin (bka André 300o) is not to be trifled with in the booth. However, his penchant for staying in tune with what moves younger MCs often goes unsung. Today, the legends wins with a verse on this formula on $ilk Money’s “Decemba (Remix).”

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The Combat Jack Show is back in full effect and this week’s special guest is the incomparable Lord Finesse. This time around, we see the return of Dallas Penn, whose comedic spark and socially conscious commentary are always appreciated.

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June is Black Music Month, and for good reason. This is the month that Summer begins and labels rush out to have the album that defines the hottest months of the year on stores shelves once school lets out. This year, it seemed like the entire Rap music industry decided to turn June 18th into the […]


The $10 million lawsuit between rising teen rapper Mac Miller and grizzled veteran producer/MC Lord Finesse was settled last month., Now the pair aims to join forces musically. Although things were seemingly tense, the Pittsburgh MC and the self-professed, Bronx-reared “Funky Man” cleared the air in a recent interview.

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First it was Lord Finesse, now Donald Trump is aiming to stick Mac Miller for his paper. 

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Lord Finesse reps DITC (that’s Diggin In The Crates) and is vicious on the mic and the beats. If his name is foreign to you, you really need to do your research. That said, FUSE’s excellent Crate Diggers series talked to the Bronx native about his records, and thus his career, and he proceeded to […]


The $10 million lawsuit filed against Mac Miller by Lord Finesse has been settled, reports. According to court documents obtained by the website,  Miller and Finesse have ended the short-lived battle over the song “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.”

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Let’s preface this story by saying that this is a mixtape. A mixtape! As in, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y will not be making a single penny from this free music that they are giving away (thanks a lot, Lord Finesse). In any case, the three year anniversary of Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y’s How Fly mixtape […]


Earlier this week Lord Finesse blamed Rostrum Records for the $10 million lawsuit he filed against Mac Miler, and now the label is fighting back. In a statement to Hip-Hop Wired, the imprint  accused Finesse of deceiving the public. “There have been a lot of misstatements online and in the press, so we thought it’d be […]

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More details, sort of, are starting to emerge about Lord Finesse’s $10 million dollar lawsuit against Mac Miller, his label Rostrum Records and The issue is the Pittsburgh rapper’s use of Finesse’s “Hip 2 The Game” instrumental to create “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza (The Kool Aid Song)” off his K.I.D.S. mixtape. After hearing/reading Mac’s, which […]

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You’re a psychic if you saw this one coming. Renowned Bronx rapper/producer Lord Finesse is suing Mac Miller for $10 million. The “Return of the Funky Man” rapper’s lawsuit alleges that Miller’s song,  “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza (The Kool Aid Song),” used Finesse’s “Hip 2 The Game” instrumental without his permission, reports Courthouse News. “This […]