|LARGE PRO 'Main Source'|
|Written by tricksta|
|Monday, 01 December 2008 17:51|
For me this is a welcome return of the legendary Large Professor with his first LP for nearly 6 years. Usually I have no interest in comback artists who reapear every 5 years or so and somehow think that they can remain relevant in an musical artform that is still constantly evloving, and where most casual listeners change their taste as quickly as they can press the download button. Basically most comeback albums are average at best, and very few artists can recindle the essence of what made then origionators in the first place. However Large Pro has remained relevant over the years, mainly due to some notable productions for other artists, so I had some interest in this release, and the end result is a dope cd filled with classic boom-bap beats and rhymes, and is the perfect album to reminise on a long forgotten era of rap. A lot of people critsise comeback rappers for not moving with the times, but the fact that Large Pro has kept to his origional formula is exactly what makes this album work. I actually found it refreshing to here an album that reminded me of that classic era, and the fact that you don't get much rap released likes this anymore strangely made it sound pretty fresh. This album is also fairly consistent from beginning to end (except for a couple of fillers), and is a vast improvement on his last very patchy LP from 2002. Lyrically Large Pro sounds hungrier than he has for years, and the production is good throughout, but really picks up in the second half. Even though the sound is certainly remenisent of a certain time, the album works well today and is worth picking up.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 28 December 2008 15:44|