Eric B & Rakim. Biz Markie's 'All Samples Cleared'.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth's 'Mecca and the Soul Brother'.
Nas's 'Illmatic' and 'Stillmatic'. Diamond D's 'Stunts,
Blunts & Hip-hop'. Kool G Rap. Big Daddy Kane. A Tribe
Called Quest's Midnight Marauders. Rob Swift. The Beastie
Boys. Roxanne Shante. Gang Starr. Main Source.
Sound familiar? Then you know Large Professor. Go ahead,
check the credits. We'll wait. [...]
Pro made his UK debut last weekend at London's packed
93 Feet East. He also managed to make appearances
on XFM's "All City" program and visited Kiss FM,
BBC's 1Xtra and chatted non-stop with dj's and journalists
from all over Europe.
hopeful Large Professor will be taking the 'First
Class' show on the road in 2003,but prior to that
we're looking forward to a video for "Radioactive"
which should be available for viewing on this site
in the weeks ahead.
more background on this pioneering artist, check out
the Large Professor/Nas cover story in the latest issue
of 'Mass Appeal'. Or, to find out for real why this
hip hop legend is only getting started, you can hear
a real audio stream of the
Large Professor mix CD.
album '1st Class', coming in October
Over a year in the making, Matador is pleased to announce
the forthcoming release of the long-awaited solo full-length
album from Large Professor, '1st Class'. The legendary
producer/MC has delivered classic tracks since the late
'80's, under his own name, in collaboration with others
and as the one time voice behind Main Source...but this
is the first official album from one of the genre's
unsung innovators. '1st Class' is out October 8 and
includes guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, Nas and
confirmed NYC date as we patiently await
of Large Pro's Matador full length debut LP/CD, the
legendary MC/producer has confirmed a rare solo date
at Manhattan's SOB's, Wednesday, June 19.
03/23/02 Large Pro Live
at the WQMC
Free For All, April 11, 2002, 8PM - 1AM at the Queens
College Student Union 4th Floor Ballroom. Featuring:
Large Professor, Juggaknots, Showoff, Cropduster, Mr.
R, and Overzealous.
07/12/00 12" Series and Subsequent Compilation
When scheduling a series of hip hop 12"es, could
there possibly be a better title for it than The
Matador Hip Hop 12" Series? Of course there
could, but were a little too late for your second
guessing. How about some of you geniuses out there give
us a hand before its too late next time? Heres
how the beginning of this series breaks down:
Party Jumpin/Livin It Up
Professor Its About That Time/Liveguy
Beat Rhymes/Put It On
More titles to be announced at a later date. Were
planning on a compilation CD of all of the above, plus
more material sometime in 2001.
05/25/00 No titles yet, but Large Professor
is busy mixing and finishing his first Matador single
for release this summer. When we know more, so will
05/03/00 Were always
saying things like were thrilled to announce
an upcoming record by ____ and it isnt as
though weve ever lied in the past. But the thrill
meter just went into the red zone and damn busted into
pieces. Later in 2000, Matador will be releasing a new
12" by Large Professor, the pioneering MC/producer who
earned his legendary status way back when he was fronting
Main Source. Along with production credits that include
early stuff by Gangstarr, Nas, Eric B & Rakim, Roxanne
Shante, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Chris Lowe and
too many others, Large Professor has been busy with
some new solo stuff, including recent live performances
and a great 12" collaboration with Neek The Exotic (Rhymemania
99) that came out on the Replay label last
fall. Hes also been doing some production work
on the upcoming Non Phixion The Future Is Now
full length. When weve got more details, titles,
dates, etc., well let you know.