Tag: Large Professor

Public Enemy - Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp / The Evil Empire Of Everything 2xCD [SPITdigital]

Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamp / The Evil Empire Of Everything 2xCD [SPIT

Would you believe that Public Enemy have been releasing music for 25 years now? I guess so, but that is quite an impressive time, especially as they still maintain that hardcore edge. Public Enemy released what co-founder Chuck D calls "two albums book-ending Summer 2012" earlier in the year. Together Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp and The Evil Empire Of Everything represent the artistic and technological crossroads that Public Enemy yet again find themselves at. Digital distribution, a virtual recording studio and a lot on the band's collective mind made dual albums not only a bold move, but a necessary one since their last album five years ago.

Krumb Snatcha – Feeling 12″ [Mind Control Records]

Back in 1997 Krumb Snatcha was holding some aces. A Gangstarr affiliation, a classic Premier produced single that captured the zeitgeist of 90’s NY reality rap, a sustainable and receptive market for 12 inch vinyl and most importantly a fan base who gave a fuck. But ten years on its fair to say the game done changed. Fortunately, Krumb is still rocking like people are listening; stepping it up since his last 12” ‘Boston to Virginia’ which was, frankly, terrible.

Nas

Nas

Nas is one of Hip-Hop’s seminal artists; with his groundbreaking 1994 album ‘Illmatic’ produced by Hip-Hop Heavyweights Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Q-Tip he introduced us to his poetic narrative style flow. 2008 Nas released the controversially titled ‘Nigger’ album on his own Jones Experience Label under the Def Jam umbrella and became The Face of Fila. With a seven minute slot, Lady A.i. speaks to the man himself...

Large Professor - Biography

Large Professor – Biography

When it comes to favourite producers Large Professor will feature near the top of any self respecting Hip-Hop head’s list. William Paul Mitchell aka Large Professor also known as Large Pro and Xtra P, from Harlem, is not only a good writer and MC, he is also very innovative and immensely creative musician and producer. He started out with a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard and later maximized the ability of the SP-1200 sampler.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Canadian engineer and producer Marco Polo now resides in New York. Coming up through his internship at the Cutting Rooms where he engineered tracks by Talib Kweli, Fat Joe and Carl Thomas. At this time he was working with Jean Grae, Block McCloud and Pumpkinhead. He then connected with Master Ace for the ‘Do It Man’ beat on ‘A Long Hot Summer’…