Breakin' Atoms is New York hip-hop at its best. It's slamming beats and smooth, nod-your-head-to-this grooves thick with jazz infused samples. It's clever rhymes that you want to follow word-for-word. You won't even need your fast-forward button for this one.
At the center of this creative tornado is The Large Professor, an 18-year-old rap wunderkid born in Harlem, raised in Queens. The Professor has several production credits under his belt (Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shante, The Intelligent Hoolum), and working with DJ's Sir Scratch and K-Kut, a unique flavor is given to the tracks. The key is the musical arrangements - like jazz, they're loose and complex at the same time. The Large Professor is the main lyricist for the group, and he proves to be a skillful rhymer whose poetic metaphors add spice to a cooled-out style. Sir Scratch and K-Kut, who are actually brothers from Toronto, Canada, get loose in the breaks with quick and skillful scratches.