Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you Part 1 of a special Beat Life episode with legendary hip hop producer “Large Professor”. We caught up with Large at a recent studio session, where he was gracious enough to speak with us. He touched on a number of topics, including how he got his name, facing early industry obstacles, wanting to work with 2 Pac, and how his hustle has changed in the music biz. He even speaks on one of his greatest memories of recording Illmatic with Nas. We were also able to talk with some fellow artists who have shared successful relationships with Large, including Neek The Exotic, J Love, Lord Finesse and Cormega. It was definitely an honor and a pleasure to build with one of the greatest producers Hip Hop as ever seen. We captured so much that we had to break this piece in 2 parts. So for now, please take the time to enjoy Part 1 and stay tuned for Part 2 next week.
“Space Bound” is a song by Eminem, which was announced to be released as the fourth single from his seventh studio album Recovery. The song is produced by American hip-hop producer Jim Jonsin
A music video for “Space Bound” was filmed over three days on February 2011, in Los Angeles, California, with ex-pornstar and Hollywood actor Sasha Grey.
Premiered last night on iTunes, the official VEVO version will be out tomorrow night.
In association with Def Jam, a celebration of the first twenty-five years of the label that defined hip-hop music and culture, in the words and photographs of its founders and artists. This is the story of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives, taken from interviews and seamlessly told as a narrative of no-holds barred recollections and anecdotes, made even more compelling by the fact that Def Jam is one of the last great record labels to enjoy the widespread cultural influence that it does, in light of the increasing digitization of music. Def Jam celebrates a label that defined hip-hop and whose impact extends beyond its incredible roster of recording artists to all areas of culture, fashion, lifestyle, cinema, art–impacting the music business and pop culture forever.
In 1984, Def Jam introduced a new kind of music and lifestyle–hip-hop–through aspiring record producer and punk-rocker Rick Rubin and party promoter/artist manager Russell Simmons. It has become the sound of young America, akin to Motown in the sixties. This is the first book to see the label whole: through an oral history woven from interviews (some exclusive) with its founders and artists such as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Ja Rule, Rihanna, Ashanti, and Kanye West, as well as through rare memorabilia from personal archives of the label’s movers and shakers: behind-the-scenes photos, flyers, advertisements, movie posters, album cover art, magazine covers, and press clips from around the world. It also showcases images from some of the best-known photographers of the era, including Albert Watson, Glen E. Friedman, Jonathan Mannion, and Annie Leibovitz. It is designed by Cey Adams, Def Jam’s founding creative director and is an insider’s portrait of the last great record label.
To pick up a copy go here.
Rakim, the infamous Roots band and a small intimate setting at the legendary Blue Note jazz lounge will forever be remembered how the Hip-Hop classic Paid In Full album was honored last night in New York City. The original god MC was a special guest of the Philadelphia band who’s been putting on a series of shows at the lower Manhattan venue. With lines snaked around the corner from the hotspot waiting to be a part of history, Ra didn’t dissapoint his fans peforming the album in it’s entirety. The moment was so monumental that MTV RapFix decided to share a bit of the action from the show. Check out Rakim performing his track “Eric B. For President” alongside Black Thought and the ?uestlove backed band.
Hit continue reading for more footage from that night.