1. WATCH: Large Professor On Nas' Illmatic.

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    A quick convo with producer extraordinaire Large Professor , who along with DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip and L.E.S., helped musically craft Nas' rap classic Illmatic . Speaking on the early '90s hip-hop soundscape, Extra P, one of the most respected beatmakers in the game , says: "It was what I call the 'burner age.' Like a burner [is] not just like basic graffiti. [It's] like a real thought-out intricate masterpiece. So when we started sampling, that's really when the music started gettin' nice and colorful... joints like 'Halftime' is like a musical painting of the streets." Peep what else he said after the jump...

    [Via Hip Hop Wired ]




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