Lord Finesse Reveals His Vinyl Collection On Crate Diggers

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D.I.T.C. crew leader Lord Finesse got his turn to be featured on Fuse TV's show Crate Diggers, where producers get the chance to show off their vinyl collections and go in-depth on the records they've sampled. In this episode (watch below) Finesse discusses  his work with the Notorious B.I.G. among other illustrious collaborations. He also speaks at length on the sheer volume of records he owns and how the collection is organized. This exercise in superdeep music nerdery is strategically-timed of course, since Lord Finesse's treasure trove of beats has recently been at the center of a lawsuit (and $10m settlement) against Mac Miller over the use of his "Hip 2 Da Game" beat. Personally, I find it a little selfish for a hip-hop artist to be suing another over a mixtape track, no matter how great your legacy. But whatever your opinion on rapper-on-rapper litigation, however, you can check the video below and get seriously schooled on some vital hip-hop history.