Small Professor – A Jawn Supreme, Vol. 2 [Beat Tape]

Philly producer Small Professor returns with the release of his new instrumental project, “A Jawn Supreme, Vol. 2”.

Just like with Vol. 1, the second volume demonstrates the breadth of his skills as he provides remixed and remastered versions of tracks from his various Jawn projects over the years. In doing so, he puts all of these instrumentals into an entirely new context, with Vol. 2 feeling like a sincere ode to the Golden Era. Free from pretension or pandering, the 12 tracks on this release bridge the decades-long gap between the beginnings of boom bap and modern hip-hop. Standouts like “only built for stuck in the nineties,” “INTJ,” and “no sleep” clearly pay homage to the early days of sample flips and break loops, but the difference is in the execution. Small Pro makes familiar sounds his own, such as the Minnie Ripperton flip on “no sleep,” by manipulating them in ways we’ve never heard before.

Hit play below and grab a copy on Small Professor’s Bandcamp page, if you like what you hear.

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