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Large Professor Shares The Story Behind Classics Like Eric B. & Rakim’s “In The Ghetto” & MorePosted by Danielle Harling on 05/24/12 | Filed under QuickHits, Big L
Have you ever wondered what the story behind some of Large Professor's most notable classics are? Well wonder no more because COMPLEX magazine recently linked up with Large Professor to get the dirt on classics like "Unexpected Flava," "Fakin' The Funk," and more. Check out what he had to say about Big L's "Unexpected Flava."
“Lord Finesse brought Big L through to my rest. This was way before his first album was out. And Finesse [introduced us], and Big L was just standing there quiet—until the beat came on. And I always keep a hand held mic, [and he just got busy].
I remember one day, they had a session, and it was the same day as the ‘Check The Rhime’ video, and it was the same day I was doing something with them. Maybe mixing something? I don’t exactly remember, but I was like, ‘I’m gonna go to this ‘Check The Rhime’ video.’
Lord Finesse brought Big L through to my rest. This was way before his first album was out. And Finesse [introduced us], and Big L was just standing there quiet—until the beat came on.
But the ‘Unexpected Flava’ was a remix for a Lord Finesse song [‘Isn’t He Something’] from Return of the Funky Man. L rhymed on it. He just got in the booth, and did his thing. That dude was incredible. For real.
Man, Lord Finesse has all kinds of things in the stash [which is why it probably never came out back in the day]. [Laughs.] He got mad gems, man. I think that just came out like two years ago, [and somebody told me it was on the Internet]. That’s how it goes. Yeah, Finesse got them jewels.
We always respected each other on a skill level. We had big respect for all the D.I.T.C. dudes. I always had mad respect for Show and A.G., Finesse, and especially Diamond D.”
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