Large Professor Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Organized Konfusion f/ Large Professor “Stress (Remix)” (1994)

Album: “Stress”/”Keep It Koming” 12 Inch

Label: Hollywood BASIC

Producer: Large Professor

Large Professor:“That was a nice joint. When we were getting it together, they rolled through to my crib, and I kind of had something already hooked up. And we kept going over it like, ‘Maybe this, maybe not. Let’s see.’

 

I was thinking about the whole Main Source situation, and was kind of just drifting around, doing different production for different people, and not really knowing where I was going as an artist. That’s why I rhyme the way I do on that one.

 

“Then, the time came in the studio, and it was like, ‘Let’s go. We gotta make it happen.’ And I had that beat, and I had just made that beat too. I played it for them, and they were like, ‘Yo, that’s [dope].’ And I told them I was thinking about that for the remix.

“And that’s where I was, on some somber shit. Like, I was thinking about the whole Main Source situation, and was kind of just drifting around, floating around, doing different production for different people, and not really knowing where I was going as an artist. That’s why I rhyme the way I do on that one.

“But I like that sometimes, where everything’s not all good, and shit ain’t all happy-go-lucky. That’s how I like to lay it on some of the tracks. Word is bond.”

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