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Large Professor also known as Large Pro and Xtra P, is a New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

-based hip hop
Hip hop music
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted...

 record producer
Record producer
A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music...

 and emcee. He is also best known as a founding member of the influential underground hip hop
Underground hip hop
Underground hip hop is an umbrella term for hip hop music outside the general commercial canon. It is typically associated with independent artists, signed toindependent labels or no label at all....

 group Main Source
Main Source
Main Source was an innovative, acclaimed Toronto and New York-based hip hop group comprising Toronto natives Sir Scratch, K-Cut, and Queens native Large Professor...

, and as a frequent collaborator with Nas. About.com
About.com
About.com is an online source for original information and advice. It is written in English, and is aimed primarily at North Americans. It is owned by The New York Times Company....

 ranked Large Professor #5 on its Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list.

Early life and career


Mitchell moved in his early childhood to Flushing, Queens
Flushing, Queens
Flushing, founded in 1645, is a neighborhood in the north central part of the City of New York borough of Queens, east of Manhattan.Flushing was one of the first Dutch settlements on Long Island. Today, it is one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods in New York City...

, where he was raised. His production career started early in his adolescence. As a young teenager, he would make pause tapes, in which he would pause a beat and blend it in with other sequences. Eventually, he managed to own a Casio SK-1
Casio SK-1
The Casio SK-1 is a small sampling keyboard made by Casio in 1985.It has 32 small sized piano keys, four-note polyphony, with a sampling bit depth of 8 bit PCM and a sample rate of 9.38 kHz, a built-in microphone and line level input for sampling, and an internal speaker...

 sampling keyboard that allowed him to make his beats in the comfort of his own home. He became a protégé of the late Paul C
Paul C
Paul C. McKasty , better known as Paul C, was an East coast hip hop producer and engineer in the 1980s. McKasty was of Irish descent.-Work:...

, a record producer and musician with whom he credits for teaching him virtually everything he knows about record production as well as the associated technology used for making hip-hop music. Paul C was doing production work with Eric B. & Rakim and Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, and then, at age 17, Large was given the opportunity to program beats for Eric B. & Rakim
Eric B. & Rakim
Eric B. & Rakim were a hip-hop duo composed of DJ Eric Barrier and MC Rakim .Hailing from Long Island, New York, the pair are generally considered by hip hop enthusiasts to be one of the most influential and innovative groups in the genre...

's album Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em is the third album by groundbreaking hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released in 1990. The group's sound develops further, with Rakim adopting a deeper, more aggressive tone of voice, and more mature and serious subject matter...

(1990) while still attending high school. While working with them, he discovered Nas
Nas
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who performs under the name Nas , formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time...

, who got a management deal with Serchlite Publishing (headed by MC Serch
MC Serch
MC Serch is a Jewish-American hip hop MC and former member of 3rd Bass.-Biography:Serch grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens, attending Far Rockaway High School, and graduated from Music & Art High School...

 from former group 3rd Bass
3rd Bass
3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip-hop groups.-Career:...

) and produced three tracks on Nas's debut album, Illmatic
Illmatic
Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released April 19, 1994, on Columbia Records. Following his signing to Columbia with the help of MC Serch, recording sessions for the album took place during 1992 to 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording...

(1994), after he was signed by Columbia Records
Columbia Records
Columbia Records is an American record label, owned by Japan's Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group with Aware Records. It was founded in 1888, evolving from an earlier enterprise, the American Graphophone Company — successor to the Volta Graphophone Company...

. His work with Eric B. & Rakim eventually led him to work on Kool G Rap
Kool G Rap
Nathaniel Thomas Wilson , better known by his stage names Kool G Rap , Kool G. Rap, and Giancana , is an American rapper, from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the group Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and as a member of the Juice Crew...

 & DJ Polo's Wanted: Dead or Alive (1990), producing (officially credited as a co-producer) the album's lead single and iconic hip-hop classic, “Streets of New York.”

Career with Main Source


In 1989, he joined the group Main Source
Main Source
Main Source was an innovative, acclaimed Toronto and New York-based hip hop group comprising Toronto natives Sir Scratch, K-Cut, and Queens native Large Professor...

, which also included K-Cut and Sir Scratch from Toronto
Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from...

. Main Source recorded one album with Large called Breaking Atoms
Breaking Atoms
Breaking Atoms is the debut album of American hip hop group Main Source, released July 23, 1991 on Wild Pitch Records. Production for was handled by the group and took place during 1990 to 1991 at Homeboy Studio, Power Play Studios, and Libra Digital in New York City...

, which was released in 1991. It included hits such as "Just Hangin' Out", "Looking at the Front Door," and featured Nas' first public appearance on a track called "Live at the Barbeque", along with Akinyele and Joe Fatal. In 1992, their success allowed them to record "Fakin' the Funk", a track on the White Men Can't Jump
White Men Can't Jump
White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports comedy drama film starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as streetball hustlers, co-starring Rosie Perez...

motion-picture soundtrack. Because of business differences, Large and Main Source quietly parted ways and Large went on to sign with Geffen/MCA Records. During and after his tenure with Main Source, he worked with Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth are a hip-hop duo from Mount Vernon, New York. They made their debut with their 1991 EP, All Souled Out and followed with 1992's Mecca and the Soul Brother LP.-The Golden Age :...

, and he produced a number of tracks for Nas
Nas
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who performs under the name Nas , formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time...

, Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes
Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes ,Smith is an American rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes...

, Masta Ace
Masta Ace
Duval Clear , known better by his stage name Masta Ace, is a rapper from Brownsville, Brooklyn. He appeared on the classic 1988 Juice Crew posse cut "The Symphony"...

, The X-Ecutioners
The X-Ecutioners
The X-Ecutioners is a group of hip hop DJs / turntablists from New York.-History:Formed as a DJ crew in the early nineties and originally including 11 members, under the name X-Men, which was chosen partly because of their rivalry between Super DJ Clark Kent's crew of DJs, known as the Supermen,...

, Tragedy Khadafi
Tragedy Khadafi
Percy Chapman IV, known by his stage name Tragedy Khadafi, and formerly known as Intelligent Hoodlum, is an American rapper and producer who hails from the Queensbridge housing projects in Queens, New York, which has spawned other hip hop artists such as Nas, Cormega, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga,...

, Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Antonio Hardy better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is an American rapper who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap group the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MC's in Hip Hop...

, Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep is an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York, U.S., that consists of Havoc and Prodigy. The duo is "one of the most critically acclaimed hardcore East Coast hip-hop groups." The group is best known for its dark, hardcore delivery, as exemplified by the single "Shook Ones...

, and others during the 1990s.

Solo career


In 1996, he released two singles for Geffen
Geffen Records
Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operated as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group.-Beginnings:...

/MCA Records
MCA Records
MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group , of which MCA Records was still part. MCA Records was absorbed by Geffen Records in 2003...

, "Ijuswannachill" and "The Mad Scientist", for which videos were produced for both tracks. He was to have his highly anticipated solo album The LP
The LP
The LP is the debut solo album of American emcee and producer Large Professor. It was released officially in 2009, after being shelved in 1996 by Geffen Records after several delays. "The Mad Scientist" and "IJUSTWANNACHILL" were released as singles prior to the anticipated release, and a bootleg...

released around the same time, but it was never released because of label politics. Geffen and Large Professor eventually parted ways, and he signed with Matador Records
Matador Records
Matador Records is an independent record label, with a roster of indie rock artists and bands.-History:Matador was started by Chris Lombardi in 1989 in his New York City apartment. The following year, Lombardi was joined by former Homestead Records manager Gerard Cosloy, and the two of them have...

, which generally specialized in marketing and promoting contemporary rock and alternative tracks as well as electronic music. Although his album for Matador, 1st Class
1st Class (album)
1st Class is the second full length album that Large Professor released in 2002. It has a guest appearance from Large Professor's longtime friend Nas as well as Busta Rhymes, Akinyele and Q-Tip.-Track listing:# "Intro"# "'Bout that Time"# "Ultimate"...

did not receive mainstream acceptance, it gained favorable reviews by fans and critics. The album included guest appearances by Nas, Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes
Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes ,Smith is an American rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes...

, and Q-Tip
Q-Tip (rapper)
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed , better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American hip hop artist, producer, singer, and actor from St. Albans, Queens, New York, part of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest...

. The album also included the moderate street hit "Radioactive."

Large's publishing company is named Paul Sea Productions as an homage to his late mentor.

For many years, people thought that Large Professor directly taught DJ Premier
DJ Premier
Christopher Edward Martin , better known by his stage name DJ Premier , is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru...

 how to use the Emu SP-1200 sampling drum machine, which Large used to help program many of his beats during the 1990s. However, according to Large Professor, he just showed DJ Premier to enhance what he already had. This is an excerpt from the November/December issue of Scratch Magazine
Scratch (magazine)
Scratch was a magazine about the art of creating hip-hop. It featured articles regarding producers, musicians and DJs that make beats for rap records, and details the secret methods, stories, partnerships, philosophies and equipment behind the music...

:
Large Professor DJs at clubs, parties, and events worldwide and still engages in music production. He released an instrumental LP in 2006 called Beatz Vol. 1. Its sequel, Beats Vol. 2, was released in 2007.

His latest album, Main Source, was released in 2008 and features production by him and others including Marco Polo
Marco Polo (producer)
Marco "Polo" Bruno is a Canadian hip hop producer. Born in Toronto, he moved to New York City in the early 2000s to pursue a career in hip hop production, and has since gone on to become one of the most sought-after underground producers on the US East Coast....

 and verses from Big Noyd
Big Noyd
TaJuan Perry, better known as Big Noyd, is an American emcee from the Queensbridge projects in the New York City borough of Queens. He is closely affiliated with Mobb Deep, and he is featured on all of their albums...

, Styles P
Styles P
David Styles better known by his stage name, Styles P, is an American rapper, author, and entrepreneur. He is prominently known as a member of Hip Hop group The LOX and is also a part of the Ruff Ryders hip-hop group, and in addition has released multiple albums and mixtapes as a solo...

, Jeru the Damaja
Jeru the Damaja
Kendrick Jeru Davis, known as Jeru the Damaja is an American rapper and recording artist who has worked extensively with Guru and DJ Premier of Gang Starr, whom he has known since high school.-Biography:...

, AZ
AZ (rapper)
Anthony Cruz , better known as AZ is a Grammy-nominated American rapper of Dominican & African American descent. He is known for being a long time and frequent rhyme partner of Nas, and also a member of hip-hop group The Firm alongside Nas, Foxy Brown, Cormega and Nature.In a countdown of the 10...

 and Lil Dap
Group Home
Group Home is a hip hop duo, composed of members Lil' Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker . They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil' Dap made his rhyming debut on Gang Starr's 1992 classic Daily Operation on the song "I'm the Man"...

.

Albums

  • 2002: 1st Class
    1st Class (album)
    1st Class is the second full length album that Large Professor released in 2002. It has a guest appearance from Large Professor's longtime friend Nas as well as Busta Rhymes, Akinyele and Q-Tip.-Track listing:# "Intro"# "'Bout that Time"# "Ultimate"...

  • 2006: Beatz Volume 1 (instrumentals)
  • 2007: Beatz Volume 2 (instrumentals)
  • 2008: Main Source
    Main Source (album)
    Main Source is a studio album by hip hop artist Large Professor. It was released on September 15, 2008 through Gold Dust Media.- Tracklisting :# "The Entrance" – 2:15# "Hot: Sizzlin', Scorchin', Torchin', Blazin'" – 2:57...

  • 2009: The LP
    The LP
    The LP is the debut solo album of American emcee and producer Large Professor. It was released officially in 2009, after being shelved in 1996 by Geffen Records after several delays. "The Mad Scientist" and "IJUSTWANNACHILL" were released as singles prior to the anticipated release, and a bootleg...


Production

  • 1990: "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
    Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
    Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em is the third album by groundbreaking hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released in 1990. The group's sound develops further, with Rakim adopting a deeper, more aggressive tone of voice, and more mature and serious subject matter...

    " (Various songs on album by Eric B. & Rakim
    Rakim
    William Michael Griffin Jr. , known by his stage names Rakim , Rakim Allah, R.A.K.I.M., and The Master, is an American rapper. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled emcees of all time. Eric B...

    )
  • 1990: "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (Various songs on album by Kool G Rap
    Kool G Rap
    Nathaniel Thomas Wilson , better known by his stage names Kool G Rap , Kool G. Rap, and Giancana , is an American rapper, from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the group Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and as a member of the Juice Crew...

     & DJ Polo)
  • 1991: "Breaking Atoms
    Breaking Atoms
    Breaking Atoms is the debut album of American hip hop group Main Source, released July 23, 1991 on Wild Pitch Records. Production for was handled by the group and took place during 1990 to 1991 at Homeboy Studio, Power Play Studios, and Libra Digital in New York City...

    " (Main Source
    Main Source
    Main Source was an innovative, acclaimed Toronto and New York-based hip hop group comprising Toronto natives Sir Scratch, K-Cut, and Queens native Large Professor...

    )
  • 1992: "Peer Pressure" with DJ Premier
    DJ Premier
    Christopher Edward Martin , better known by his stage name DJ Premier , is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru...

     for Mobb Deep
    Mobb Deep
    Mobb Deep is an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York, U.S., that consists of Havoc and Prodigy. The duo is "one of the most critically acclaimed hardcore East Coast hip-hop groups." The group is best known for its dark, hardcore delivery, as exemplified by the single "Shook Ones...

  • 1992: "Halftime
    Halftime (Nas song)
    "Halftime" is the 1992 debut single by American rapper Nas, released under his original moniker of "Nasty Nas". It was originally recorded for the Zebrahead soundtrack album, released October 13, 1992, on Ruffhouse Records...

    " (from the Nas
    Nas
    Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who performs under the name Nas , formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time...

     song from the soundtrack Zebrahead
    Zebrahead (soundtrack)
    Zebrahead is the soundtrack to the 1992 film, Zebrahead. It was released on October 13, 1992 through Ruffhouse Records. The soundtrack is best known for containing Nas's debut single "Halftime".-Track listing:#"Halftime"- 4:20...

    )
  • 1993: Vagina Diner
    Vagina Diner
    Vagina Diner is the debut album released by emcee Akinyele. It was released on July 6, 1993, on Interscope Records and was produced by Main Source member Large Professor, with scratches by X-Ecutioners member Rob Swift...

    (Album by Akinyele)
  • 1993: "Hey Girl" (from the Apache
    Apache (rapper)
    Anthony Peaks , better known as Apache, was an American rapper.Apache emerged from New Jersey in the late 1980s as a front man for the Flavor Unit, a hip-hop group. He first appeared on the Flavor Unit album, The 45 King Presents The Flavor Unit, in 1990...

     album Apache Ain't Shit
    Apache Ain't Shit
    Apache Ain't Shit is the only album released by rapper Apache. It was released in 1992 through Tommy Boy Records and featured production from DJ Mark the 45 King, Large Professor and Diamond D. The album peaked at No. 66 on the Billboard 200 and No...

    )
  • 1993: "Keep It Rollin" (from the A Tribe Called Quest
    A Tribe Called Quest
    A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip hop group, formed in 1985, and is composed of rapper/producer Q-Tip , rapper Phife Dawg , and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album but rejoined in 2006...

     album Midnight Marauders
    Midnight Marauders
    - Additional credits :- Accolades :The information is taken from Acclaimedmusic.netand other website links below. designates lists which are unordered.-Cover art:...

    )
  • 1993: "Niggaz Never Learn" (from the Big Daddy Kane
    Big Daddy Kane
    Antonio Hardy better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is an American rapper who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap group the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MC's in Hip Hop...

     album Looks Like a Job For…
    Looks Like a Job For…
    Looks Like a Job For... is the fifth album by emcee Big Daddy Kane, released in 1993 through Cold Chillin' Records. After the commercial failure of his 1991 album Prince of Darkness, Kane was able to regain his past acclaim, with an album that was considered as a return to his past greatness...

    )
  • 1994: "Stress (Remix)" (from the Organized Konfusion
    Organized Konfusion
    Organized Konfusion is an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York. Though not commercially popular, the duo was one of the most respected and acclaimed underground hip hop acts of the 1990s, largely due to the groundbreaking lyrics of Pharoahe Monch and Prince Poetry.-Recording career:Group...

     12" Stress
    Stress: The Extinction Agenda
    Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the second full-length album by Queens hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, released on August 16, 1994, on Hollywood BASIC. The group went outside its past self-production and got help from future star producers Buckwild and Rockwilder. The album features O.C. and A...

    )
  • 1994: "One Time 4 Your Mind
    One Time 4 Your Mind
    "One Time 4 Your Mind" is the eighth song on Nas' debut album Illmatic. It is produced by Large Professor who provides the song with a mellow beat and a deep bassline. The song's melody samples "Walter L" by Gary Burton. Nas raps two verses on the song and contributes to the call and response...

    ", "It Ain't Hard To Tell
    It Ain't Hard to Tell
    "It Ain't Hard to Tell" is Nas' second single and last track from his debut album Illmatic. Produced by Large Professor, the song samples Michael Jackson's 1983 hit single "Human Nature", "N.T." by Kool & the Gang, "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts, "Long Red" by Mountain & "Slow...

    " (from the Nas
    Nas
    Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who performs under the name Nas , formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time...

     album Illmatic
    Illmatic
    Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released April 19, 1994, on Columbia Records. Following his signing to Columbia with the help of MC Serch, recording sessions for the album took place during 1992 to 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording...

    )
  • 1995: "Resurrection '95" Extra P Remix (from the Common 12" Resurrection
    Resurrection
    Resurrection refers to the literal coming back to life of the biologically dead. It is used both with respect to particular individuals or the belief in a General Resurrection of the dead at the end of the world. The General Resurrection is featured prominently in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim...

    )
  • 1995: "Resurrection '95" Large Professor Remix (from the Common 12" Resurrection
    Resurrection
    Resurrection refers to the literal coming back to life of the biologically dead. It is used both with respect to particular individuals or the belief in a General Resurrection of the dead at the end of the world. The General Resurrection is featured prominently in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim...

    )
  • 1996: "Extra Abstract Skillz" (from the Mad Skillz album From Where???
    From Where???
    From Where??? is the debut album from underground Hip Hop artist Mad Skillz, now known as Skillz. The album was praised for its strong lyrical content and production, but didn't sell well at all possibly due to two other major hip-hop albums released on the same day, 2Pac's All Eyez on Me and The...

    )
  • 1999: "I Sparkle" (Slick Rick
    Slick Rick
    Richard Walters , better known by his stage name Slick Rick is a Grammy-nominated English-American rapper...

     from the Wild Wild West Soundtrack)
  • 2000: "The Heist" (from the Busta Rhymes
    Busta Rhymes
    Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes ,Smith is an American rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes...

     album Anarchy)
  • 2001: "You're Da Man", "Rewind" (from the Nas
    Nas
    Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who performs under the name Nas , formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time...

     album Stillmatic
    Stillmatic
    Stillmatic received generally positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 69, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews"...

    )
  • 2002: "The Come Up" (from the Cormega
    Cormega
    Cory Mckay , better known as Cormega, is an American emcee best known for his vivid and poignant narratives about inner-city life.- Early life :...

     album The True Meaning
    The True Meaning
    The True Meaning is the second studio album by Queensbridge rapper Cormega. It was critically acclaimed and won the prestigious "Independent Album of the Year" at the Source Awards 2003. He also received "Impact Artist of the Year" honors at the Underground Music Awards. It was praised for its...

    )
  • 2002: "We Are the Future," "It's Us," and "Drug Music" (from the Non Phixion
    Non Phixion
    Non Phixion was a New York-based hardcore hip-hop group.-History:In late 1994, MC Serch took his protege Sabac and teamed him up with DJ Eclipse and Ill Bill, thereby creating the group known as Non Phixion. Within six months Goretex, a childhood friend of Ill Bill, had joined the crew after...

     album The Future Is Now
    The Future Is Now
    The Future Is Now is the debut album from New York hip hop group Non Phixion, released in March 2002 on Uncle Howie Records. The album garnered acclaim among critics and fans, and is considered to be an underground classic...

    )
  • 2003: "Exotic's Raw" album, (Neek the Exotic)
  • 2004: "What They Want" (from The UN album UN Or U Out)
  • 2006: "World Wide" (from the Boot Camp Clik
    Boot Camp Clik
    Boot Camp Clik is an American hip hop supergroup from Brooklyn, New York, which is composed of Buckshot , Smif-N-Wessun, also known as Cocoa Brovaz , Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C....

     album The Last Stand
    The Last Stand
    The Last Stand is the third group album from Hip Hop collective Boot Camp Clik, released on July 18, 2006. The group consists of Black Moon's Buckshot, Smif-N-Wessun's Tek and Steele, Heltah Skeltah's Rock and Sean Price, and O.G.C.'s Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah and Top Dog. The album marks...

    )
  • 2006: "Right 2 Know" (From the Prince Po
    Prince Po
    Lawrence Baskerville ,also known as Prince Po, is an American rapper and former member of the rap duo Organized Konfusion with Pharaohe Monch. Originally the duo was called Simply 2 Positive. Prince Poetry MC'd and Monch beat-boxed...

     album Prettyblack
    Prettyblack
    Prettyblack is the second album by African-American rapper Prince Po, one half of the group Organized Konfusion. The album was released on his own Nasty Habits label.-Track listing:-Personnel:-Singles:...

    )
  • 2006: "I Be Thuggin'" b/w "Mack of the Year" (Grand Daddy IU Single)
  • 2007: "I'm Up Now" (from the Mic Geronimo
    Mic Geronimo
    Mic Geronimo is an American hip-hop rapper who was acquainted with Irv Gotti of Murder Inc.. Gotti and his brother met Mic Geronimo at a Queens high school talent show, and Mic agreed to record a single...

     album Alive
    Alive
    Alive most commonly refers to Life. It may also refer to:-Publications:* Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, a 1974 book by Piers Paul Read which documented the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in the Andes mountains...

    )
  • 2008: "L.E.O (Love Equals Omnipotence) - Spiritual Intelligence / All tracks produced by Large Professor.
  • 2008: "Conquer Mentally" Large Professor Remix (Presto
    Presto
    -As a common word:* An incantation or interjection used by some stage magicians* A musical score marking indicating a fast tempo* An exclamation to mean: [to be completed] right away, instantly, i.e. "magically"-Places:*Presto, Bolivia...

     album State of the Art
    State of the Art (Presto album)
    State of the Art is the third full length album released by Los Angeles-based hip hop producer Chris "Presto" Douglas. The album was released worldwide on June 17, 2008 on Concrete Grooves and Distributed by Fat Beats and by Mic Life Records in Japan...

    )
  • 2008: "The Hardest" (AZ
    AZ (rapper)
    Anthony Cruz , better known as AZ is a Grammy-nominated American rapper of Dominican & African American descent. He is known for being a long time and frequent rhyme partner of Nas, and also a member of hip-hop group The Firm alongside Nas, Foxy Brown, Cormega and Nature.In a countdown of the 10...

     album Undeniable)
  • 2008: "Stages" (Reks album Grey Hairs)
  • 2009: "No Problems" (Earatik Statik
    Earatik Statik
    Earatik Statik is a Chicago based underground Hip Hop group that has been around since 1999. The group consists of two MCs, Sef Rich and Carlos Polk.-Early years:...

     album Good, Bad & Ugly)
  • 2009: "New Classic" (U-God
    U-God
    Lamont Hawkins , better known as U-God , is an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. He has been with the group since its inception, and is known for having a deep, rhythmic flow that can alternate between being gruff or smooth...

     album Dopium
    Dopium
    Dopium is the third solo studio album by Wu-Tang Clan member U-God. Guests on the album include Method Man, GZA, Killah Priest, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Jim Jones, Large Professor, Slaine & Sheek Louch.- Track listing :...

    )
  • 2009: "Same Old Drama" (Grand Puba
    Grand Puba
    Maxwell Dixon is an emcee best known as a member of the group Brand Nubian.-Biography:He made his debut with the group Masters of Ceremony. Its album Dynamite was hailed by critics, but probably due to lack of sales, the group soon disbanded, and Puba emerged as the lead emcee of Brand Nubian...

     album Retroactive
    Retroactive (album)
    Retroactive is the fourth album by Grand Puba. It was released on September 6, 2009.-Track listing:-Album chart positions:-Singles chart positions:...

    )
  • 2009: "Journey" (Cormega
    Cormega
    Cory Mckay , better known as Cormega, is an American emcee best known for his vivid and poignant narratives about inner-city life.- Early life :...

     album Born & Raised
    Born & Raised
    Born & Raised is the second studio album by German singer Joy Denalane, released by Nesola Records and Four Music on August 11, 2006 in Germany. It was primarily produced by No I.D., Jake One, BAB Gardeat and executive producer Max Herre, and features appearances by American rappers Lupe Fiasco,...

    )
  • 2010: "Ohh" (Joell Ortiz
    Joell Ortiz
    Joell Ortiz is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York, and a member of the group Slaughterhouse.-Biography:Joell Ortiz was born to Puerto Rican parents. Ortiz grew up in the Cooper Park Houses in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York formerly signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath...

     album Free Agent
    Free agent
    In professional sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has expired and who is thus eligible to sign with another club or franchise....

    ")
  • 2011: "Still On The Hustle" (Neek The Exotic / Large Professor)
  • 2011: "Do The Math" (Torae
    Torae
    Torae is an American rapper from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York.- Career :Torae gained recognition by collaborating with DJ Premier and Marco Polo. He and Polo went on to receive critical acclaim for their collaborative LP entitled Double Barrel. In 2007, Hip Hop DX featured him in...

     album For The Record)

Vocal appearances

  • 1990: "Money In The Bank" (Kool G Rap
    Kool G Rap
    Nathaniel Thomas Wilson , better known by his stage names Kool G Rap , Kool G. Rap, and Giancana , is an American rapper, from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the group Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and as a member of the Juice Crew...

     & DJ Polo album Wanted: Dead or Alive)
  • 1993: "Keep It Rollin'" (A Tribe Called Quest
    A Tribe Called Quest
    A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip hop group, formed in 1985, and is composed of rapper/producer Q-Tip , rapper Phife Dawg , and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album but rejoined in 2006...

     album Midnight Marauders
    Midnight Marauders
    - Additional credits :- Accolades :The information is taken from Acclaimedmusic.netand other website links below. designates lists which are unordered.-Cover art:...

    )
  • 1994: "Stress (Remix)" (Organized Konfusion
    Organized Konfusion
    Organized Konfusion is an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York. Though not commercially popular, the duo was one of the most respected and acclaimed underground hip hop acts of the 1990s, largely due to the groundbreaking lyrics of Pharoahe Monch and Prince Poetry.-Recording career:Group...

     "Stress
    Stress: The Extinction Agenda
    Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the second full-length album by Queens hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, released on August 16, 1994, on Hollywood BASIC. The group went outside its past self-production and got help from future star producers Buckwild and Rockwilder. The album features O.C. and A...

    " 12")
  • 1995: "Extra Abtract Skillz" (Mad Skillz album From Where???
    From Where???
    From Where??? is the debut album from underground Hip Hop artist Mad Skillz, now known as Skillz. The album was praised for its strong lyrical content and production, but didn't sell well at all possibly due to two other major hip-hop albums released on the same day, 2Pac's All Eyez on Me and The...

    )
  • 2000: "The Last Shall Be First" (Cella Dwellas
    Cella Dwellas
    Cella Dwellas are an underground hip hop duo from Flatbush, Brooklyn, consisting of emcees UG and Phantasm. The group is largely known for their dark beats and excellent lyricism...

     album The True Meaning
    The True Meaning
    The True Meaning is the second studio album by Queensbridge rapper Cormega. It was critically acclaimed and won the prestigious "Independent Album of the Year" at the Source Awards 2003. He also received "Impact Artist of the Year" honors at the Underground Music Awards. It was praised for its...

    )
  • 2002: "XL" (The X-Ecutioners
    The X-Ecutioners
    The X-Ecutioners is a group of hip hop DJs / turntablists from New York.-History:Formed as a DJ crew in the early nineties and originally including 11 members, under the name X-Men, which was chosen partly because of their rivalry between Super DJ Clark Kent's crew of DJs, known as the Supermen,...

     album Built from Scratch
    Built from Scratch
    Built from Scratch is a 2002 album by DJ group The X-Ecutioners. It had one hit single, "It's Goin' Down," which was written, produced, and performed by Linkin Park members Mike Shinoda and Mr. Hahn...

    )
  • 2002: "Hip Hop On Wax" (Rob Swift
    Rob Swift
    Rob Swift is an American hip hop DJ and turntablist. Swift is a former member of the turntablist group The X-Ecutioners as of late 2005 and as of 2006; with Mike Patton’s project Peeping Tom.-Early life:...

     album Sound Event
    Sound Event
    Sound Event is the third album by turntablist, Rob Swift. The album was released on October 2, 2002 for Tableturns Records and was produced by Rob Swift, D-Styles, DJ Radar and DJ Quest. The album was another critical success for Swift. Two singles were released "Interview With Colored Man" and...

    )
  • 2002: "The Come Up" (Cormega
    Cormega
    Cory Mckay , better known as Cormega, is an American emcee best known for his vivid and poignant narratives about inner-city life.- Early life :...

     album The True Meaning
    The True Meaning
    The True Meaning is the second studio album by Queensbridge rapper Cormega. It was critically acclaimed and won the prestigious "Independent Album of the Year" at the Source Awards 2003. He also received "Impact Artist of the Year" honors at the Underground Music Awards. It was praised for its...

    )
  • 2004: "Sugar Ray and Hearns" (Cormega
    Cormega
    Cory Mckay , better known as Cormega, is an American emcee best known for his vivid and poignant narratives about inner-city life.- Early life :...

     album Legal Hustle
    Legal Hustle
    Legal Hustle is the third studio album by Queensbridge rapper Cormega. It was released to a mixed critical reception and was not much of a commercial success. It reached #8 on the Top Independent Albums chart, but none of the album's singles charted...

    )
  • 2004: "Out Da Box" (Tony Touch
    Tony Touch
    Tony Touch is an American hip hop break dancer, rapper, DJ, producer and actor of Puerto Rican descent.Tony Touch began as a B-boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 1980s...

     album The Piece Maker 2)
  • 2006: "United" (MF Grimm album American Hunger
    American Hunger
    American Hunger is a triple album released on CD. It was released in 2006 by Manhattan, New York rap artist MF Grimm. It is also the first triple album in hip-hop history...

    )
  • 2007: "The Radar" (Marco Polo
    Marco Polo (producer)
    Marco "Polo" Bruno is a Canadian hip hop producer. Born in Toronto, he moved to New York City in the early 2000s to pursue a career in hip hop production, and has since gone on to become one of the most sought-after underground producers on the US East Coast....

     album Port Authority
    Port Authority (album)
    Port Authority is the debut studio album of Canadian hip hop producer Marco Polo, released May 15, 2007 on Soulspazm/Rawkus Records.The album is entirely produced by Marco Polo, and features guest appearances from Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Wordsworth, O.C., Kardinal Offishall, Large...

    )
  • 2007: "The Purist" (Polyrhythm Addicts
    Polyrhythm Addicts
    Polyrhythm Addicts is a hip hop group composed of DJ Spinna, Mr Complex, Shabaam Sahdeeq, and Tiye Phoenix.The lineup on its first album included Apani B, but she was replaced by Phoenix when the group reunited in 2007 and released the album Break Glass....

     album Break Glass)
  • 2008: "Conquer Mentally" (Presto
    Presto
    -As a common word:* An incantation or interjection used by some stage magicians* A musical score marking indicating a fast tempo* An exclamation to mean: [to be completed] right away, instantly, i.e. "magically"-Places:*Presto, Bolivia...

     album State of the Art
    State of the Art (Presto album)
    State of the Art is the third full length album released by Los Angeles-based hip hop producer Chris "Presto" Douglas. The album was released worldwide on June 17, 2008 on Concrete Grooves and Distributed by Fat Beats and by Mic Life Records in Japan...

    )
  • 2009: "Fans" (Masta Ace & Edo G album Arts & Entertainment)
  • 2009: "Sweet 16s" (feat. Neek The Exotic, Mikey D, Sadat X, Large Professor and Father D) (Satchel Page album Young Patriarch)
  • 2009: "Like This" ([DJ JS-1 feat Large Professor[)"No Sellout: Ground Original 2"(album)
  • 2011: "Beats By The Pound" (feat. Large Professor & Nutso) (Soulbrotha The Connexion EP)
  • 2011: "The Quickening" ([The Funkoars])

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