There are times when I cannot improve
on a biography that has already been written. This is one
of those times. So the majority of this Who's Who entry
has been taken from the official Large Professor site.
A hip hop legend on Matador! Widely known for his work
as a producer and MC with the pioneering NY/Toronto trio
Main Source, Large Professor has since become a full-time
producer, most recently for artists such as NAS, Masta Ace,
and Busta Rhymes.
Large Professor originally became involved in hip hop when
he won a tryout held by Main Source members K-Cut and Sir
Scratch in 1989. An integral member of Main Source during
their heyday, LP eventually broke with Main Source over
creative differences. Following an abortive solo deal with
Geffen in the mid-90s, he has lent his hand to albums
by some of raps biggest names, including Eric B &
Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy
Kane, A Tribe Called Quest and the others listed above.
A recent Large Professor release
was a 12" on the Replay label, L.P. and Neek
the Exotic doing "Ryme Mania 99", with Masta
Aces NY Confidential on the flip. Bout
That Time is the second single in our Matador Hip
Hop 12" Series.
Beastie Boys fans should be aware
of the fact that Large Professor did one of the most memorable
Sure Shot remixes back in 1994. If you don't own the Sure
Shot single, than you also have the opportunity to listen
to "Sure Shot Large Professor remix" on the Beastie
Boys Video Anthology DVD.