Hereâ€™s another T.R.O.Y. blog exclusive for everyone. And I definitely kicked myself for not buying and reading this back in â€™91. I remember the main articleâ€™s topic was heavily debated, on a daily basis, when I was back in college. I had friends that were members of the Five Percent Nation, Nation of Islam, Orthodox Islam, Christianity, and a few atheists and agnostics as well. And when you mix hip-hop, women, weed and alcohol at midnight with guys trying to debate religious ideologies, itâ€™s not a pretty sight. Letâ€™s suffice it to say that I was present for quite a few heated arguments and fights regarding this. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m upset that I never had this issue to bring to the table. Itâ€™s not only an informative article (that should have been printed in its entirety) but it puts hip-hop into a broader perspective. What Iâ€™ve always loved about the music is that everyone has a chance to be exactly who they are and present themselves to the world regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, etc. And The Source never missed a beat in its earlier days and was always on the cutting edge of discussing hip-hop in politics, society and religion.
The Source: March/April 1991
On another note, I truly missed another gem in this magazine; the Large Professor article. Back in â€™90, I accidentally found a couple of Main Source vinyl singles at Funk-O Mart and it was on from there. But I didnâ€™t find out until later that he was producing for Kool G Rapâ€™s Wanted: Dead or Alive and Eric B and Rakimâ€™s Let the Rhythm Hit Em albums and that he wasnâ€™t being properly credited for his work.
Also, you can watch a recent interview with Large Pro here:
To see him with all that gray hair is really getting to me since weâ€™re the same age and I have gray hairs popping up all over my head as well!
And donâ€™t forget, the pw = thimk.