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Large Professor Talks About The Making Of Nas’ Classic “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (Video)

Wow. It’s 24 years since “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” dropped. Large Professor did the beat with a ‘New York State Of Mind’ – a mind firmly focused on Queens.

We were heavy New York, so we weren’t thinking about the globe… We do what we do, and we put it down. And we’re just thankful that the world received it and loved it.
– Large Professor

That NY-minded track that the G.O.D.M.C. Nassir would lyrically bless would eventually bubble worldwide.

Watch above, as LargePro speaks on it.

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DJ Premier Speaks On His And Jay-Z’s Musical Partnership (Video)

Jigga knows what he wants in a beat, and Preemo always knew how to deliver it. That’s what’s up. And that’s why the two always made beautiful music together!

There have been a million and one producer and MC combinations over the years, but none are quite like JAY-Z and DJ Premier. The Marcy legend and Gang Starr icon have produced nothing but fire over their brief stint of collaboration, first exploring their chemistry in 1996 for ‘Reasonable Doubt’ (“D’Evils,” “Friend or Foe,” “Bring it On”) and again for Hov’s sophomore LP, ‘In My Lifetime,’ Vol. 1. That album’s multi-part opening, “Intro/A Million and One Questions/Rhyme No More,” is a favorite—a song that Premier broke down in the latest installment of MASS APPEAL’s new series, “Off The Record.”
– Mass Appeal

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