Celebrate A Humble Genius, With A 3-Hour 1989-1999 Large Professor Mix (Audio)
Like many great artists, Large Professor is somewhat of a Hip-Hop recluse. He’s never hard to find (especially if you’re a Head who regularly attends NYC Rap concerts), but the man also known as “Extra P” is quick to dodge the spotlight, and take long breaks from releasing (or even producing material). A triple-threat MC/producer/DJ, Large Professor is deeply responsible for classic albums such as his own 1991 Main Source debut, Breaking Atoms, in addition to Nas’ Illmatic, and cult-championed Akinyele’s Vagina Diner (which remains out of print).
The Queens veteran has amassed an extensive catalog that includes work with Nas, The Beastie Boys, Common, Eric B. & Rakim, and A Tribe Called Quest. However, without ever shouting his accomplishments on record, tagging his classic beats, or being a big cat to high-post in interviews, sometimes Heads overlook the masterful sampler, who is known to slice apart his sources so thin, they are frequently untraceable.
This past week, GrandGood posted a three-hour mix of Large Pro-produced joints, stemming from 1989 to 1999. It’s incredibly curated, complex, and far-reaching. But AFH wanted to share this mix, made by The Wicked Takeover Show a few years back. Do the knowledge…