Legendary Queens emcee/producer Large Professor is set to release his third solo album, Professor @ Large, on June 26. Large Pro, who has worked with everyone from Nas to A Tribe Called Quest to Slick Rick to Common, reinvents his classic boom bap production on Professor @ Large for a new school of students and practitioners to do the knowledge to, saying, "The tree's still growing, still branching out. But it's been so long since we've heard these sounds. This is what we love, and there's a lack of it right now."
As for the lyrics, Extra P adds, "When I first started out, it was just about talking slick on the mic in the vein of the old DJs. Now when I write, it's in defense of real hip-hop. Of the street and slang. Once I get busy, it all comes pouring out."
Professor @ Large features appearances by Busta Rhymes, Cormega, Tragedy Khadafi, Fame of M.O.P., Mic Geronimo, Grand Daddy I.U., Roc Marciano, Saigon, Action Bronson, and a very special cameo from his daughter Jillian. See tracklisting below, and click to pre-order the CD and/or vinyl.
Professor @ Large Tracklisting:
1. Key To The City
3. Straight From The Golden Ft: Busta Rhymes
4. Focused Up Ft: Cormega & Tragedy Khadafi
5. Happy Days R Here Ft: Fame M.O.P.
6. Professor @ Large
7. Light Years
8. Barber Shop Chop
9. Live Again
10. Mack Don Illz Ft: Mic Geronimo & Grand Daddy IU
11. Sun, Star & Crescents
12. Kick Da Habit
13. Lp Surprise
14. Back In Time
15. M.A.R.S. Ft: Cormega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Saigon