Here’s part two of the homie Daniel Isenberg’s sit down with Xtra P. In this second installment, LP breaks down records he produced from 1996 on. Make sure to cop Professor @ Large due to hit iTunes and record shelves June 26th. Make sure to check the entire thing for two surprised at the end as well. On The Mad Scientist off his debut solo LP (no pun intended):
“To this day, I love performing that song. And people [still say], ‘That shit is ill.’ I found that loop out in Jersey. It was me, Q-Tip, and JuJu [from The Beatnuts] going through these records at this factory. I found that loop, and I was like, ‘Yo, I’m gonna use this.’ So I went back and hooked it up.
“This is when I was starting to work on my solo stuff, right after Main Source. I was still on Wild Pitch, and [they] were like, ‘Well, if you’re not going to do Main Source, we still want you to do a solo project.’ And [K-Cut and Sir Scratch] went on to do the Fuck What You Think album.
“I felt like Main Source was very broad, and I wanted to get more into who I was and how I came up. So [this record] was almost like an introductory type of thing. Basically, I just tried to keep it B-boy hip-hop. At that time, there was a different movement getting ready to come up. Everybody was jiggy, and nothing was wrong, like, ‘I got all the flyest cars.’ And here I am like, ‘Never had a basement, never had an attic.’ I’m kind of belly-aching and shit, and dudes are like, ‘Aiight, aiight.’ Meanwhile B.I.G. is like, ‘I got the 5 Series Benz’ and all that. It was just a different time. I wanted to get deeper into the style, but a different wave was happening.