He introduced the world to Nas and the production possibilities of the SP1200 via Breaking Atoms
, the 1991 debut of his old crew, Main Source. But Large Professor
's rep as a visionary also rests on the early single "Fakin' the Funk," which anticipated every debate about bling and "keepin' it real" that has consumed hip-hop over the past decade-and-a-half. School's back in session with the Prof this Friday as he teams up with Chicago emcee, radio DJ and TV host Pugslee Atomz
, who enlisted fellow Windy City rhymers Common and Kanye protégé Rhymefest to appear on his new mix CD.