As far as album promotions are concerned, Matador know what the fuck they’re doin’. When the artist once known as Paul Juice finally released his solo album, the bonus free shit flew thick and fast. This should have tipped me off that Large Professor‘s 1st Class wasn’t going to be that great, so the label figured they could distract us with a bunch of extras. The point being, my $14 got me a t-shirt (with the now laughable Midnight Maurauders quote on the front: “Buy the album when I drop it” – Large Pro, 1992), a “Stay Chisel” promo 12″, a good quality CD copy of The LP and Large Pro 2002 Mix CD taken from a Mista Sinista and DJ Crossphader radio set!
By the time I figured out that the actual album only had a handful of good tracks on it, I didn’t really care since I was too busy listening to the other stuff. The 2002 mix serves as a career retrospective of just about every vocal, production and remix that Xtra P has put his name to in his many years of providing “dope for the folks”, and is really well put together, reminding me of just how good a well executed mix can be in these days of CD compliations posing as mixes. Having Joe Sinista on the decks doesn’t hurt either.
Mista Sinista & DJ Crossphader - Large Professor 2002 Mix (Matador promo, 2002)
For more LP action, here’s the live guy with glasses on UK radio in 1996.
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