Its Overture Presents Nasty Nas & The Extra P (The Lost Album) [Mixtape]

The inspiration for this project might have been best summed up by Nas himself: “Large Professor was the one that really started working with me first…so we were on to a lot of crazy ideas…he really could have done the entire [Illmatic] record and in the beginning, I wanted him to. Once I was working with him, why would you need to go anywhere else? You got HIM…so my thought was that one day it would happen and he would do the whole thing” – Nas Since that day has yet to come, we put together our own version of this elusive “lost album”. Drawing from the wealth of post-Illmatic Large Pro instrumentals and Nas acapellas, we carefully paired some of the best examples of two artists at the top of their game, highlighting some underrated works while reimagining hooks and adlibs to help fuel the illusion of an authentic collaboration. Press play below and check out the tracklisting after the jump.

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Nas & Large Professor – Live At The Barbeque (Live @ Mass Appeal BBQ SXSW) [Video]

The first look Nas ever got was from classic Queens/Toronto group Main Source, who put the teenager from Queensbridge on a song called “Live at the Barbeque” way back in ’91. Cliché as it is to say, the rest is history: Nasty Nas (as he was known at the time) bodied his feature, caught the ear of curious hip hop heads, and propelled himself into GOAT status a few years later with the release of Illmatic. Our Live at the BBQ event series is meant to honor these humble beginnings, and Nas paid tribute in kind at our most recent SXSW show. After Large Professor—original member of Main Source—spun a classic DJ set earlier in the night, Nas brought him back out for an impromptu performance. The respect the two Queens emcees have for each other was palpable, and the track still bangs as hard as it did 25 years ago (feel old yet?).

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Rhythm Roulette w/ Large Professor [Video]

For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we connected with Extra P, aka Large Professor. We took the legendary Queens producer to Human Head Records in Brooklyn, where he picked three random records to begin a game of Rhythm Roulette. He ended up grabbing an Instant Funk record, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ Black and Blue album, and Shirley Scott’s On A Clear Day. From there, Extra P began to go through the records and create some new heat from what he picked.

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5 Under 5 w/ Large Professor [Video]

If Large Pro never did anything other than produce Main Source’s “Live at the Barbeque,” thus introducing the world to a teenage rap phenomenon known as Nasty Nas, his place in the hip hop pantheon would be secure. But of course he’s done much more than that, taking young Mr. Jones under his wing throughout the Illmatic recording process, and going on to blaze his own trail as a super-producer and emcee extraordinaire in his own right. We asked Large Professor to sit down for 5 Under 5. Watch as LP breaks down the meaning behind his name, bigs up his mentors in the rap game, explains what drew him to work with Nas, gives his true thoughts on how the sound of hip hop has changed over the years, and reveals why he had to let the graf game go.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 23.10.15

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Today, DJ P (of Turntableast Crew) takes us on a trip down Memory Lane with his dope old school hip-hop set. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Enjoy. Record Of The Day: Back on Monday! Playlist **DJ P In Da Mix** Mr. Brown — Fireside (KingUnderground Records / 2015) Glad2mecha & ILL Treats — Growing up (HHV / 2014) House Of Pain — Word is bond Remix (feat. Diamond D) (Tommy Boy / 1994) Damu The Fudgemunk — (Redef Remix, Instrumental Version)(Redefinition Records / 2015) Kurious — Uptown shit (feat. The Constipated Monkeys) (Columbia / 1993) Organized Konfusion — Stress Remix (feat. Large Professor) (Hollywood BASIC / 1994) Cella Dwellas — Recognize N Realize (Loud Records / 1996) Lord Finesse — Galactic Soul (Makes The World Go Round) (Slice of Spice / 2015) Hassaan Mackey — What U Got (feat. Asheru, Grap Luva & Kev Brown) (Ill Adrenaline Records / 2014) Mad Skillz — The Nod Factor (Nick Wiz Remix) (Big Beat / 1995) Grand Agent — It’s Only Right (Groove Attack / 2001) J-Live — Longevity (Groove Attack / 1996) Homeliss Derilex — Critical Meltdown(Malvado Records / 1995) The Roots — Silent treatment (Da Beatminerz Mix) (DGE / 1995) Pings — Looking (KingUnderground Records / 2015) Channel Live — Mad Izm (Buckwild Remix) (Capitol Records / 1995) A Tribe Called Quest — Clap Your Hands (Jive / 1993) Large Professor — Opulence (Fat Beats / 2015) Pete Rock

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