Large Professor Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 2)

Large Professor f/ Cormega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, and Saigon “M.A.R.S.” (2012)

Album: Professor @ Large

Label: Fat Beats/Distrolord Digital

Producer: Large Professor

Large Professor: “That was Mega’s idea. Originally, I played him the beat. And he was like, ‘Yeah, that’s ill right there.’ And he wrote a verse to it. And he was like, ‘I want to include some other people, and make like an acronym kind of song.’ So I was like, ‘Aiight, no doubt.’

“So we were going through mad options. I reached out to Action, then we threw it out to Roc Marc. And originally, we had Sean P on it. Sean P did a verse, but for some reason it didn’t work out—with the delivery date or whatever. So Mega had also sent it to Saigon, and he came through on it and nailed it up. So we mixed it, and Mega was like, ‘This is dope. Yo, your album is almost finished, just throw that on there. I got other things I can do.’ So he blessed me with that right there. But that was spearheaded by Cormega.

“Action Bronson, that dude is clever, witty, and he’s got that Flushing shit too, where he doesn’t really care. That’s why I always grab him like, ‘Come on, you gotta start caring about what you’re doing. This is an industry, this is business.’ He has that Flushing [attitude] like, ‘There’s more where that comes from.’ And with the combination of the rapping and being a chef, he’s a rap personality. He’s top notch. We had to enlist him. His flow is crazy too. He got that traditional, ill flow—and then his knowledge of food and life and different cultures. Bronson is that dude.

“I don’t know [if there will be more M.A.R.S. joints]. The future is open to that. Right now, we’re completing the Mega Philosophy project, which has a few surprises. We’ll see how it goes down.”

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