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UpNorthTrips Presents The 10s | The Main Sorcerer: Behind The Boards with Large Pro

Large Professor is a man of many names: Large Pro, Extra P, The Professor At Large, The Mad Scientist, the list goes on — and so do his talents. The heralded Queens representer is recognized for an alchemy of masterful production and his ability to rock a microphone. His status in hip-hop’s history is secure.

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the release of Main Source‘s influential and acclaimed LP, Breaking Atoms, the classic album from the group founded by Large Pro that also included “them two DJs” – the Toronto-based members, Sir Scratch and K-Cut. Much of the credit for the album’s effective use of enriched jazz and soul samples goes to Large Pro, who expertly hand-crafted the sounds on the E-mu SP-1200. Extra P also gave light to a hungry up-and-comer named Nasty Nas (maybe you heard of him) on the the record’s famous posse cut, “Live at the Barbeque,” and the newcomer made the most of his on-wax debut.

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"This for Q-Tip, This for Extra P, This for Everytime someone thinks of Quoting me” - Dutchmassive (Ghibli - Listen)