The Biggest Clashes Between The Old School And The New School In Hip-Hop

Most readers probably weren’t familiar with the name Lord Finesse until recently. Finesse, an emcee and a producer in his own right, is probably best known as a beat maker, having contributed to albums by the likes of Big L, Capone-n-Noreaga, and Notorious B.I.G., among others. So it’s not hard to imagine many a young spitta wanting to use his tracks as a foundation for their rhymes. Enter Mac Miller. Miller, young upstart with a good ear for beats that he is, came across Lord Finesse’s instrumental for his 1995 track “Hip 2 Da Game.” And like many other rappers, Miller went in over the beat and liked the results so much that he initially included the result, “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” in his free 2010 mixtape¬†Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit.