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Large Professor

Coming out of Harlem, Large Professor is one of the most influential producers of New York hip hop, laying a sonic foundation that would influence the genre in the ‘90s-2000s. After joining Main Source in 1989, Large Pro produced and rapped on Breaking Atoms, the group’s 1991 debut (on which a young Nas would make his first public appearance). His production draws from jazz, soul, funk, and reggae, with hard drum samples that epitomize East Coast hip hop. Following Main Source’s breakup, Large Professor went on to produce joints for Nas, Busta Rhymes, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep, and A Tribe Called Quest. His first solo album, The LP, recorded in 1996, was shelved and not officially released until 2009. His other solo albums include 1st Class (2002), Main Source (2008), Professor @ Large (2012), and RE: Living (2015). In 2017, Breaking Atoms was reissued for its 25th anniversary, and Main Source reunited for a one-night show at S.O.B.’s in Manhattan.

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