The College Professor vs. The Large Professor
This mix was originally conceived aboard a LAX to Paris flight where I must have listened to Large Professor's "LP" album two dozen times. The "LP" was bumping in my headphones when I boarded the plane. The "LP" was looping in my ears as all of my fellow passengers slept the 12 hour flight away while your boy Pipo was more awake than a 5 year-old on Christmas morning. Frustrated with my inability to fall asleep, I ordered as much hard liquor as that plane could hold in attempt to drink myself to sleep (which failed). Through each Jack and Coke, Jack and ice, and ultimately, Jack and Jack, the "LP" was my soundtrack to each bitter plastic cup filled dose of hard alcohol. And yes, the "LP" was still playing (though, at a lower volume) while I watched Francis Ford Coppola's latest movie Tetro, and wondered how the hell that movie's director could be the same man who directed Godfather I, Godfather II, and Apocalypse Now. Well, while listening to Large Pro's much delayed, and consequently, much slept-on album, I decided that I would devote an entire mix to one of my favorite production hero's. He may not be as heralded as Primo or Pete Rock, nor as much of a cult-like symbol as J. Dilla, but I challenge anybody to front on the Mad Scientist's production credits (and non credits for that matter). This mix is similar to the style of the Pete Rock mix I did a while back. So, if you enjoy the Large Professor and a certain college professor who is known to drop a mix every now and again, your satisfaction is guaranteed. A lot of time and effort went into crafting this mix so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.