At a time when chasing money supersedes chasing dreams, Detroit's Finale has proudly done the opposite. A former automotive engineer for the Big Three, the Morehouse drop-out decided that he would devote five years to his passion of hip-hop before deciding what his life's calling would truly be.

"That was seven years ago," jokes Finale. With rich histories in both the auto industry and music, he opted for the latter, perhaps a bit more stable in these times. "I wanted things to happen naturally," says the emcee. In his community, open microphones, showcases and emcee battles prompted Finale to mingle with local talents like One.Be.Lo and Guilty Simpson, while winning the respect of producers including Black Milk, Nottz and the immortal J Dilla. The career and personal sacrifice of Finale is captured on A Pipedream And A Promise, featuring the producers mentioned.

01. Arrival & Departure feat. Awesome Dre (Prod. By V-Tech and Apollo Brown)
02. Style (Prod. By Kev Brown)
03. Pay Attention (Prod. By Slimkat); Interlude - Beat The Drums (Prod. By Shamus O’Flannigan)
04. The Waiting Game feat. Invincible (Prod. By Khrysis); Interlude - feat. Prince Whippa Whip (Cold Crush)
05. One Man Show (Prod. By Black Milk) (Scratches By DJ Presyce)
06. Jumper Cables (Prod. By Nottz)
07. A Reason (Prod. By Ta'Raach)
08. Motor Music (Prod. By Black Milk)
09. Heat (Prod. By J Dilla) (Scratches By DJ Sicari)
10. Issues (Prod. By Dimlite); Interlude - feat. Prince Whippa Whip (Cold Crush)
11. Brother’s Keeper (Prod. By Nottz)
12. The Senator (Prod. By Waajeed)
13. What You Mean To Me (Prod. By M-Phazes)
14. A Pipe Dream And A Promise feat. Monica Blaire & Allan Barnes (The Blackbrds) (Prod. By Oddisee)
15. BONUS TRACK - Paid Homage (R.I.P. J Dilla) (Prod. By Flying Lotus)

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