I really enjoyed putting a track list together for this one... When you get not one but two new tunes in the space of a month from a UK legend like Jehst, making a new mix is never a chore... If, like me, you "wasted" the majority of your childhood playing SNES games, you can only bug out to "G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R" which he brought out on record store day...
For all the sneaker freaks out there there's "Fresh Pair" with Jazz T on the cuts... I remember Jazz T putting in work at almost every battle in the UK during the late 90's so i'm glad to see he's still cuttin' it up.
Two massive albums dropped in time for this one, the sequel to Marco Polo´s Newport Authority album and the new one from Rugged Man... It's always hard narrowing a selection down to one or two from releases as big as these. "Definition of a rap flow" is clearly a no-brainer for inclusion though, and his no-holds barred lyrical assault on C-List celebs in "Make you Famous" is great - "In a world where your kids know more about Snooki than Jesus" is sad but too true!
DJ's Moneyshot and the prolific Inko chip in with strong remixes, and a couple of bangers from Melanin 9 keep the UK accent flowing throughout the mix. The dope new track from J-Live "The Fun Razor" is tight and couldn't be excluded, and I love Dominque Larue's voice and flow on the "Soon" joint.... I'm not really feeling the hook on "Long and Winding Road" but anything new with Large Pro is going to feature!
Let me know your favourite Large pro track in the comments!
J-Live performing the classic "Braggin' Writes" live..
Not a lot of people know about it but Brand New Heavies made such a funky album with a number of guest rappers back in 1992 called "Heavy Rhyme Experience" and some of the jams on there were so dope, namely the Large Pro one and the one with the Pharcyde. I finally got hold of a vinyl copy a couple of years ago and it made my day. Thanks to my big brother for making me listen to this when I was probably too young to realise how good it was, I certainly appreciate it now!