Posted on: August 10, 2009 Posted by: anfnewsacct Comments: 0

“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.” –

The Video:

During a recent west coast trip, Detroit-based rapper Finale took some time to sit down with the folks at to explain his latest record, A Pipedream And A Promise. This is Finale’s second appearance on Vimby, the first, an a capella freestyle, can be viewed here: While hanging out at the Fat Beats Records Store in LA, Finale talks about the ideas behind to the making of his recent project. As he flips through some vinyl, Finale chats about what it was like to work with the many producers featured on the record, a roster that stretches from Dimlite to Oddisee to Black Milk, the late, great J Dilla, and more. In between the background, Finale dishes some lyrics from a track off the new record in a music video-like setting. Check out this video and more tracks from A Pipedream And A Promise available now on Interdependent Media.

Finale on Part 2: Video

Finale recently released Super Finale, an innovative, Super Mario Bros-themed video game, starring Finale as the main character, in which fans can win track the track “One Man Show” from the album upon completion of the game. A Pipe Dream And A Promise features production from J Dilla as well as Nottz, Flying Lotus, Oddisee, MPhazes, and Black Milk, who produced the album’s lead single “Motor Music.”

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