New Large Professor Album, “Main Source,” Set For September Release

Legendary producer Large Professor’s third solo LP, Main Source, is set for a September 5th release. Peep the tracklist:

01. The Entrance
02. Hot: Sizzling, Scorching, Torching, Blazing
03. ‘Maica Living’ (Feat. Killah Sha & Guardian Leep)
04. Pump Ya Fist (Feat. Mikey D Lotto)
05. Party Time
06. In The Ghetto
07. Hardcore Hip Hop
08. Frantic Barz
09. Sewin’ Love
10. Ru Dope (Feat. Jeru Tha Damaja)
11. Dap (Feat. Lil Dap)
12. Noyd (Feat. Big Noyd)
13. Classic Emergency
14. Rockin’ Hip Hop
15. Large Pro Says
16. To The Meadows
17. The Hardest (Feat. AZ & Styles P)

Obviously we’ve all heard “The Hardest” already, but peep a few of the tracks that have leaked so far.


“The Entrance” (Intro)


“Hot: Sizzling, Scorching, Torching, Blazing”


“In the Ghetto”

What do you think of these tracks, are they any good? Are the true school heads, the beat heads, still checking for Large Pro?

Me personally, I’m fucking with these joints, although I think Extra P sounds kinda lazy on “In The Ghetto.” Granted, dude’s never been the greatest rapper in the world, but still, he always got an E for effort. This one, not so sure about.

  • Bang

    Gotdamn thats sick his flow is dope too on Entrance! Gotta buy this

  • henry

    y main source? ran out of names?

  • wax

    he shoulda released an instrumental albums, would give it some cred as a “downtempo” or “chill” genre album. but backpacker hip hop in 08? its 15 years too late

    • Bang

      No time for rapping in hip hop no more, huh? We need more gimmicks and dances you’re right

      • wax

        no. I’m saying Large Pro is most known as a producer eh? and no one’s trying to hear an old ass man rap backpacker style. we’ve got new kids to do that mate. I was thinking along the lines of a “Largepro-strumentals” LP

        • Bang

          I thought he was alright on ‘front door,’OK ‘stress’, and ‘entrance’ here. which ever tho, Im gonna cop

    • Phil

      HE DID. TWO OF THEM. Sigh…

  • Tony Grand$

    He can never recapture the fame he had when Main Source (his first group for yall similacs-where a young hungry cat named Nasty Nas debuted on wax) had crazy rap niggas “lookin @ the front door”. His beat game has always been New YorK, like Primo amd Parrish Smith (youngstas may need to break out they hiphop history boox for this lesson), rarely a let down. And, he got his spot in the archives on lock, but unless ur over thirty yrs old, or the nigga in ya crew with the biggest backpack, chances r its a little to late for the Professor. Ima check for it just becuz, but even if it comes to the light soundin aight, I don’t see him pushin alotta units. He’s a professor, so maybe he can build a time machine and travel back to the glory days of Wild Pitch, do some label reunion dates with UMC’s,Gangstarr and Rob G (that kid from London). Good luck LP, but if Pete Rock couldn’t do it, I doubt ull pull it off.

  • oskamadison

    I will buy 20 copies of an Extra P joint before I burn a copy of a bootleg of that bullshit on the radio. Of course, he won’t do Carter 3 numbers but can somebody please tell me exactly when did record sales determine how hot you were?

  • Jriggs

    Yes!! About time. It’s been 6 years since his last solo. I can’t wait. This is real rap, and Lil Wayne better recognize!!

  • DANJA29

    I got all the respect for Large Pro, I still love ‘Breaking Atoms’, and I was def. waiting for ‘The LP’ when it was supposed to drop for like four years. But yeah, at this point, dude’s a bit past his prime to say the least.

    I’m just not a believer in the idea that because someone made some great shit 15-20 years ago that they should still be making records now. It’s nothing to do with age, or the fact that they’re old school now, it’s just that a lot of those sorts of things come off sounding time-warped and not quite as impressive as they would’ve been long, long ago. It’s just like when Whodini and them were out there in the mid-90s still tryin’ to drop shit. It never works out quite right.

  • florida_evans

    The last track sounds like he eQ’d it differently(vocals)and the delivery is too laid back.It doesn’t fit.Strange…

  • Yayza

    I don’t care what the fuck y’all say, there will never be a time when Large Professor isn’t welcome in rap music. This new shit is just as sick as anything he did 15 years ago. I’ll be coppin this for sure.

  • iGotOnMyBackpack79

    it’s aight but LP will never touch that classic shit he did back in the day.

    Main Source – Breakin’ Atoms (whole album)
    Akinyele – Vagina Diner (whole album)
    ATCQ – Midnight Marauders (Keep It Rollin’)
    Nas – Illmatic (Halftime, One Time 4 Your Mind & It Ain’t Hard to Tell)

  • Phil

    Man, fuck all you Negative Negroes.

    Good music is good music. This is copped. Tired of arguing with cats who just can’t ENJOY music without whining about “he’s not gonna move units”. Y’all act like you signed him yourself! Like y’all are the investors or some shit. JUST ENJOY MUSIC. Jesus.

    • Re-yo

      Co-sign.

  • wax

    the questions wasnt if it was good music or not, it was if Large Pro is relevent in 2008.

    • Bang

      I feel you and what youre saying, but as fans we cant begin to change anything unless we get our minds right. And starting with that, is to stop looking at things like that: with ‘relevance’ and ‘units’ for OUR music

      Being relevant today aint even being relevant to shit.

      Everybody downloads, so selling mega units means shit to us, the true hiphop fans. Our tastes are supposed to be dictated by whos selling? WE get to decide whats hot, so buy and bump what YOU like regardless of relevancy. You wanna push relevance from what the radio and BET sells you or do ya go out buy what you like?

      Our buying power of our own choice these days has been pushed by how many other dudes are gonna buy the same thing. naa I cant do that

  • Bang

    Peace yall, I dont mean to be an asshole Im just a bitter man sometimes ya nah mean

  • oskamadison

    This is in response to Wax and Danja29. I’m not tryin’ to start a war, I just want to make a point. Talent has no expiration date. I don’t know if y’all notice this but some of the best MC’s this game has ever seen are all either 40 or a little over/under. Rakim is gettin’ ready to drop an album. So should he hang it up because nobody wants to hear an old man rap? Redman will probably air out most of the cats in your ipod. Should he hang it up? Kane just murked that remix to Busta’s “Don’t Touch Me”. Should he hang it up? Say what you want about LL’s albums and personally, I don’t think he’s dropped an end-to-end banger since “Mama Said Knock You Out” but just the fact that we’re still talkin’ about him 25 years after he dropped his first single is amazing. My point is fuck how old a cat is. If the rhymes are tight, cop it. Large can still spit so why front on him? Like I said, it’s just my thoughts.

  • the G.O.D

    Peace

    To quote the greatest: “Age don’t matter when you’re in the booth/Especially if your flow stay submerged in the fountain of youth.”

    Peace

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