The Beatnuts f/ Large Professor “Originate” (2002)

Album: The Originators

Label: Landspeed

Producer: Large Professor

Large Professor: “Those are my dudes. I love The Beatnuts. We were in there just hangin’ out, going through beats and records. I was like, ‘Yo, y’all gonna be in here tomorrow?’ And they were like, ‘Yeah.’

“So I brought in that beat, and played it for them. They were like, ‘Aiight, cool.’ So I laid it down, and we just bugged out on it. I was reminiscing on the days when we would be nabbing records from the record shops. A record would be like two million dollars, and we would [just take it]. That was kind of the subject matter, just the dudes that make the ill beats. I’m really happy with how that turned out.

“That was JuJu or Les [who put in that Greg Nice sample]. Yeah, [a good vocal sample can really make a record].”