Yu Mamiya Feat Large Professor “Back & 4th Scrambler” Global Fusion
Prepare yourself for a powerful collision of international talents as Yu Mamiya, also known as DJ Baystate, joins forces with the one and only Large Professor to deliver an explosive hip-hop fusion in “Back & 4th Scrambler.” This dynamic collaboration between a Japanese DJ/producer and a legendary figure in the hip-hop world promises to be a game-changer, infusing dreamy jazz compositions with heavy boom-bap drumming that perfectly complements Large Professor’s unparalleled rhyme flow and signature beats. Large Professor’s journey in the music industry is a testament to his innate talent and dedication to the craft. Raised in Flushing Queens, his production career began in his adolescence, crafting pause tapes by blending beats and sequences with precision. His rise to prominence came when he became a protégé of the late Paul C, a renowned record producer and musician, who taught Large Professor everything he knows about record production and hip-hop technology.
At just 17 years old, Large Professor had the incredible opportunity to program beats for Eric B. & Rakim’s album “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em,” all while attending high school. Working with Eric B. & Rakim led Large Professor to discover the young Nas, leading to the production of three tracks on Nas’s iconic debut album, “Illmatic,” a masterpiece that continues to influence hip-hop to this day. His exceptional work with Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s “Wanted: Dead or Alive” included producing the lead single “Streets Of New York,” solidifying his reputation as a trailblazer in the industry. His influence as a hip hop taste maker is solid.
As part of the group Main Source, Large Professor continued to make waves in the hip-hop scene with the release of “Breaking Atoms,” featuring hits like “Just Hangin’ Out” and “Looking at the Front Door.” The album also introduced Nas to the world with his appearance on the track “Live at the Barbeque.” Large Professor’s collaborations extended to artists like Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Masta Ace, and many more during the 1990s. Representing milestones in hip hop culture.
His immense influence on the hip-hop community is further highlighted by his role in inspiring DJ Premier. While the misconception suggests that Large Professor directly taught DJ Premier to use the Emu SP-1200 sampling drum machine, the truth is they traded knowledge, with each sharing unique skills to enhance their craft. Despite facing label politics that prevented the release of his highly anticipated solo album “The LP,” Large Professor’s talent and passion remained undeterred. He continued to make music, releasing albums like “1st Class” on Matador Records, which garnered critical acclaim.
Fast forward to the present, Large Professor remains an unstoppable force in the industry, DJing at clubs, parties, and events worldwide while still engaging in music production. His instrumental LPs “Beatz Vol. 1” and “Beatz Vol. 2” showcased his unrivaled talents, and his 2008 album “Main Source” further solidified his legendary status, featuring remarkable production and notable guest appearances.
Now, in a global hip-hop fusion like never before, Large Professor joins forces with Yu Mamiya, known for his mesmerizing jazz-infused compositions, to deliver “Back & 4th Scrambler.” This collaboration represents the convergence of two distinct musical worlds, promising an electrifying experience for hip-hop enthusiasts worldwide.
Large Professor In-Store Live At Manhattan Records In Tokyo, Japan | Official YouTube Video
Published in December 2012: Yu Mamiya Feat. Large Professor “Back & 4th Scrambler”. Available on iTunes and Amazon world wide.
As the hip-hop community eagerly anticipates this groundbreaking release, “Back & 4th Scrambler” serves as a reminder of the power of unity and the endless possibilities that arise when diverse talents come together. Yu Mamiya and Large Professor’s joint creation showcases the enduring impact of hip-hop, a genre that continues to transcend borders and connect people from all walks of life.
So, get ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic fusion of jazz and boom-bap, courtesy of Yu Mamiya and Large Professor. “Back & 4th Scrambler” is more than just a song; it’s a celebration of the art form, bringing together the past, present, and future of hip-hop in a symphony of creativity and innovation. Embrace the global journey of this incredible collaboration and let the music take you on a soul-stirring ride through the heart of hip-hop excellence.