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If you perhaps have lost your old "Breaking Atoms" on VINYL or CD, or you might sold the copy as i did in the old days (Stupid me), then dont buy this lousy japanese reissue. They have removed some bits before and between the tracks. For examble is the piano solo in the snake eyes intro cut off, CUF OFF why would someone do that? That intro IS Snake Eyes!! So i see no reason to own this copy, so dont rip yourself off.
Before Main Source albumdebuted in 1991, Large Professor was most known as a producer. It was him who learned DJ Premier how to use his SP1200, and he had worked with greats like Eric B. & Rakim and Kool G Rap & Polo before he tried rappin' himself. Together with K-Cut and Sir Scratch - two relatively unknown DJ's from Toronto, Canada - Large Pro delivered an impressive record, and Breaking Atoms almost became an instant classic.
Today it may seem a little absurd to have two DJ's and one rapper, but that time as you may know DJ's played an illustrious role (in a rap-group) The whole Main Source is credited as producers here, but I think Large Pro did most himself. Well-known jazz- and soul-samples are all over this record, and he cuts and loops in known style. The result was a pleasant listen and refreshing soundpicture, and the production was this records truly strength. Many should nod their head when you hear great songs as "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball" and "Just Hangin' Out" (which samples both "Bam Bam" and "90% Of Me Is You".) Besides there was unusually many breaks here - a trend which have disappeared along time ago (with the exception of Timbaland.) When it comes to the vocal, LP delivered the goods. He showed universality by talkin' `bout everything from love ("Looking At The Front Door") to senseless violence ("Peace Is Not the Word To Play"), but we also got a great dose with just spittin', like on "Large Professor" and "Live At the Barbeque". This song have become a classic with a big C, when both Nasty Nas and Akinyele did their record-debut. Nas' verse is legendary and should be curriculum for all hip-hop heads.Read more ›
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this album turns 26 years old this year. the songs were recorded in 1990 and released in 1991. the best song is 'looking out the front door'.will pick this up next month.Published 6 months ago by andemoine winrow
Classic album from a time where content was more about quality!Published 11 months ago by Brian White
What can I say about this album that hasn't been said by professional writers, critics, and bloggers since 1991? Nothing. XP raps and produces, Los McKenzie Brothers(Take off, eh? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Quentin Moore