Large Professor, rapper/producer extraordinaire and the man responsible one of the great rap albums, recently took a break from milking your cow and hitting your heifer so he could talk to us about his old crew Main Source and his new solo album Main Source. Hit the jump for the Q&A.
Noz: Did you you get your start as a rapper or a producer? Extra P: Well really, I was a breakdancer first and coming up I just gravitated towards the music. I had some of the records in my home and started figuring out, ‘yo this is what they doing, they scratching these records up’ and I started getting into the music, starting to rhyme and everything and write on walls. So all of that was just the culture.
When did it seem like something you would try to peruse as a career as opposed to just the hobby? Around ’88 I really started taking my own money and going in the studio and trying to make tapes.