Here Come the Lords is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Lords of the Underground.[1] It was released in 1993 by Pendulum and Elektra Records.[2] It was produced by Marley Marl and K-Def.[1]

Here Come the Lords
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1993
RecordedJune 1992 – February 1993
Lords of the Underground chronology
Here Come the Lords
Keepers of the Funk
Singles from Here Come the Lords
  1. "Psycho"
    Released: August 13, 1992
  2. "Funky Child"
    Released: February 4, 1993
  3. "Chief Rocka"
    Released: June 3, 1993
  4. "Flow On"
    Released: April 26, 1994

The album was a success for the group, making it to #66 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Five singles from the album managed to make it to the Billboard charts, "Chief Rocka," "Here Come the Lords," "Funky Child," "Flow On," and "Psycho."

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music     [4]
The Source     [5]

Spin called the album "one of the most consistent East Coast rap records from a year of boom-bap abundance."[6] Trouser Press wrote: "Smoothly entertaining, loaded with diverting references, nearly wholesome and just loopy enough to make a lasting impression, Here Come the Lords walks a cagey line between straight-up hardcore and a slightly removed pop version of it."[2]

Track listing


All tracks written by Al'Terik Wardrick, Dupré Kelly, and Marlon Williams. Tracks #1, #2, #3, #9, #11, #13, and #14 are also written by K-Def. All tracks produced by Marley Marl and co-produced by K-Def.

1."Here Come the Lords"4:18
2."From Da Bricks" (with Jam-C)4:20
3."Funky Child"4:31
4."Keep It Underground"4:08
5."Check It (Remix)"4:24
6."Grave Digga"4:06
7."Lords Prayer"4:30
8."Flow On (New Symphony)" (with Kid Deleon and Sah-B)4:25
9."Madd Skillz"5:03
11."Chief Rocka"4:07
12."Sleep For Dinner (Remix)"5:16
13."L.O.T.U.G. (Lords of the Underground)"4:26
14."Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time (Make It Funky)"2:46
15."What's Goin' On (*Bonus)"3:38
Total length:62:06




  1. ^ a b "Lords of the Underground | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Lords of the Underground". Trouser Press. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 5: MUZE. p. 324.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ ATCO (May 1993). "Record Report: Lords of the Underground – Here Come The Lords". The Source. No. 44. pp. 70–71.
  6. ^ "Lords of the Underground, Here Come The Lords (Pendulum) SPIN".
  7. ^ "Lords of the Underground Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "Lords of the Underground Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1993". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.