Friday, October 04, 2013
"Gotta Give A Shoutout To The Large Professor..."
This iconic line from the '90's Hip-Hop classic, "Freestyle (Yo, That's That S***)" from Diamond D, sums up how we've been feeling since Hip-Hop legend/producer Large Professor walked through our doors. Checking out his Wikipedia page, and the list of songs and albums credited to him, almost seems incomplete. Being a force in Hip-Hop since the late 1980's, he's by far one of the most influential Hip-Hop producers of all time. Kind of a "producer's producer". Visiting your favorite record store before a gig in the DMV with family, he was gracious, and excited to see a store that catered to rare and hard to find material. Our specialty. Mad that he and his family couldn't spend more time in our store before their DJ set, their time was well spent going through all of our bins. One of the great ironies of his trip to our store was that his seminal Hip-Hop group, Main Source's "Breaking Atoms", and his own "Main Source" cd's were being purchased by a very good customer of our store who he had passed by on his way in. Xtra P, when you read this, know that your music lives here at Memory Lane and you and yours are welcome anytime.