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

Pete Rock f/ Large Professor and Kool G Rap “Truly Yours ’98” (1998)

Album: Soul Survivor

Label: Loud/RCA/BMG

Producer: Pete Rock & Marley Marl

Large Professor: “I think originally Cormega was on it too. You know, Pete was like, ‘Yo, get down on this.’ And I heard it, and I was like, ‘Yeah, definitely.’ So I did my twist on how I thought it should sound.

“Yeah, Pete hooked it up, and G Rap too. That was cool, because at that time with the rhymes, I felt like I was getting a little bit better at how I was trying to flip things.

“At that time, I was done with Geffen, and doing spot production, and just really trying to hold my life together. It was a lot of learning during that time, on some man shit. I was kind of in a rebuilding stage at that time. Everything had fallen, and I wasn’t really going into the circles. I was just trying to get my man shit together.

“[These types of looks were good for me at that time to stay out there], for sure. I always listened to Future Flavas [with Pete and Marley], so I was always connected with that. But as far as trying to go out there and schmooze, I wasn’t into that. So when Pete was like, ‘Yo, I got this project I want you to get on.’ I was like, ‘Definitely, I’ll rock with that.’”

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