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Detroit, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Detroit, MI | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop Soul




"Various Press Reviews - Finale"

Critical Praise for Finale:

"Finale's latest... shows his perseverance paying creative dividends. Grand Finale." - Chairman's Choice Feature, XXL

"Abrasive, impassioned, and heartfelt" and: "A Pipe Dream And A Promise is a solid first effort not to be denied. Motor music indeed." -

"Finale's debut album may be the rap fan's rap scene fan's rap record: really, really unflashy, and really, really good." -

"Finale's mic presence channels Rakim... You would be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring artist in 2009 than this talented and righteous emcee right here." -

"Finale is clearly running Detroit where rhymes are concerned." -

"He brings the best of the city (Detroit) on wax, with an old school mindset and plenty of originality to match. Finale does what the name suggests, providing hard-hitting wit, optimal word play and nimble ability to ride a beat like a Yamaha." - - Various Sources


A Pipe Dream And a Promise (2009) - Interdependent Media/Fontana/Universal

Develop (2007) - Rawkus 50/Fatbeats

T.I.M.E. (2009) - River City Media (Japan)

Odds & Ends (2016) - Mello Music Group

Two Kings (2017) - Effiscienz (Paris)



(Jan 28, 2008- Brooklyn, NY) Finale, part of the new vanguard for the resurgence of Detroit emcees, is set to release his debut album A Pipe Dream and a Promise on April 4, 2009 on Interdependent Media. A former auto-line worker, Finale has experienced firsthand what embodies the spirit of a city that is steeped in such a rich musical and motor history. Using his experiences as his muse, Finale delves into a deeply personal album where his "pipe dream" of a rap career takes fruition and the promises he has made to himself and others finally becomes a reality. To promote the album, Interdependent Media will soon reveal an online video game starring Finale that will allow fans to win a free Finale track by completing the game and give away coloring books featuring Finale and other Interdependent Media artists.

A Pipe Dream and A Promise pulses with the evolving Detroit hip-hop sound; a multi-layered blend of hard-hitting beats, abstract electronic instrumentals, and illustrative lyrics that tell the personal story of a man's journey in a city on the cusp of a simultaneous economic breakdown and musical resurgence. Featuring production from J Dilla, Black Milk, Flying Lotus, Notzz, and Oddisee, the album showcases the work of a variety of exceptionally talented producers, with each offering a different musical foundation for Finale to showcase his lyrical onslaught.

Speaking about the title of the album, Finale says, "That's my definition of hip-hop. There are two sides to hip-hop or any dream that you follow. It starts as a dream that everyone says is a pipe dream. They deter you from your dreams. But as artists we promise ourselves we are going to follow our dreams." Before making his entrance into hip-hop, Finale worked the assembly lines as an automotive engineer promising to one day follow his dream of becoming a rapper. Making the rounds at local Detroit open mics and emcee battles, Finale began to mingle with local talents like Guilty Simpson and One.Be.Lo., while winning the respect of local producers including Black Milk, Nottz, and J Dilla. After realizing his passion and talent for hip-hop, Finale decided to finally quit his day job, follow his true passion, and make music a full-time career.

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