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
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Length63:10
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Lords of the Underground chronology
Here Come the Lords
(1993)
Keepers of the Funk
(1994)
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

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Professional ratings
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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

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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.

No.TitleLength
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
10."Psycho"4:08
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

Charts

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References

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  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". www.spin.com.
  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.
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