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    The Last Five Albums I Bought: June 2012

    The Large Professor “Professor @ Large”

    This album completely snuck up on me.  It wasn’t like the Large Professor hasn’t been putting out music over the past several years and put this out unexpectedly.  Actually, it was the opposite. Large Pro has been pretty consistent with his releases, but nothing moved me like the legendary work he released in the early 90s with his group Main Source.  I had pretty much assumed that he would never put it together again. Boy was I wrong.  His new album, “Professor @ Large,” is the album that I’ve been wanting him to make for the past decade.  The production is nothing but great loops and chops, and the rhyming is super-solid throughout.

    El-P “Cancer for Cure”

    I’m a huge fan of El-P and have been since the late 90’s when he was a part of the group Company Flow and own pretty much every album he’s ever released.