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Large Professor Discusses his Contributions to Illmatic

Large Professor Discusses his Contributions to Illmatic

HipHopWired.com recently sat down with Golden Era legend and The architect of Main Source The Large Professor to do a quick retrospective on his early career, including Nas’s 1994 instant classic debut LP Illmatic. Extra P compares the crafting of the album to “The burner age” as he puts it- infusing the culture of the...
NYC residents want Squibb Park renamed "Adam Yauch Park"

NYC residents want Squibb Park renamed “Adam Yauch Park”

In an unsurprising but unique development, people in his hometown of New York, New York are so moved by the loss of Adam MCA Yauch that there’s plans to rename not one but two New York City public parks in his honor. Brooklyn Heights (where Yauch spent many years as a child) residents have created...
Rest in Peace Adam MCA Yauch - August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012

Rest in Peace Adam MCA Yauch – August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012

By now you’ve heard some of the saddest news that hip hop lifers like us have had in a really long time- after being diagnosed in 2009 with a cancerous parotid gland and lymph node, Adam MCA Yauch died yesterday, being the youngest of the three Beastie Boys, at age 47. When Licensed to Ill...

Apollo Brown & O.C. announce full length LP for spring 2012

Word leaked a day or two ago that one of my hometown hip hop heroes Detroit’s own Apollo Brown has been linking up with Brooklyn NY’s Golden Era treasure Omar Credle- who we all know as D.I.T.C.’s O.C. , and the result come March 27th is a 16-track, full length LP entitled Trophies. While there’s...