Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Source February 1996 issue (and Fat Tape) featuring Luke

Happy New Year! I hope you and your family have a great 2013.
I posted this issue because of the Lord Finesse “The Awakening” review.  Oddly, The Source actually published a Lord Finesse interview, advertisement, and record review all in this same issue, which was very rare.  Anyway, I remember buying that CD and being annoyed with the brief interludes but enjoying his overall "new" sound.  I was surprised that Finesse had moved further into the production side of the business as well, following his D.I.T.C. brethren.  I would have given the album 4 mics and I was shocked to see that Kriss Kross, Eazy E, and Coolio all received higher ratings than Lord Finesse.  But Finesse struck back, though, in a very diplomatic way.  In the April 1996 issue, he wrote a letter to the The Source, which they published, essentially asking why they had someone unfamiliar with his music history writing a record review.  I completely agree.  My only problem with Finesse was what happened after this album? Was the production route that much better financially?

The Fat Tape is included...