In any case, Breaking Atoms featured original concepts, innovative production, and conscientious lyrics. Some of the stand out tracks include "Just a Friendly Game of Baseball," a well-developed rhyme in which the Large Professor uses a detailed analogy of baseball to describe -- in no subtle way -- the brutality with which police treat young black men.
The Large Professor's singular verse in this song is supplemented by Sir Scratch and K-Cut's minute-long medley of creative, energetic scratching. A diehard favorite of serious hip-hop fans, "Live at the Barbeque" is a classic posse cut which has not only Nas and Akinyele delivering tight lyrics, but Joe Fatal and the Large Professor also adding to the lyrical stew to make this cut historically famous.
The tracks on Breaking Atoms are infused with lucent instrumentation, creative scratching, entertaining bridges, and proficient lyrics, all of which combine to make this a memorable album sure to live in the annals of hip-hop's influential recordings.
I never become tired of listening to this as its aged gracefully!!! Reply Notify me 6 Helpful. AlbinoRhinoProducts January 20, Report. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. In my top 5 hip hop albums of all time. Tell me another with that many dope joints on one L. Nowadays several bootlegs exist and there's one official single vinyl repress from that almost looks the 1st pressing. If you want to be sure if your copy is the original 1st issue check the following characteristics: 1.
The label of the single vinyl reprint has the same wild pitch logo on white background, but there's a slight difference: 1st pessings have the Main Source logo straight above the center hole, not sideways. I have heard that '98 reissues have a different label adress. Categories : Musical groups established in Musical groups disestablished in Musical groups from Toronto Hip hop groups from New York City Canadian hip hop groups Wild Pitch Records artists establishments in Ontario disestablishments in Ontario.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Read More Edit Wiki. Verse One: [blam] Aww shit, another young brother hit I better go over my man's crib and get the pump Cause to the cops, shootin brothers is like playin baseball And they're never in a slump I guess when they shoot up a crew, it's a grand slam And when it's one, it's a home run But I'ma be ready with a wild pitch My finger got a bad twitch, plus I'm on the switch -- -- side, and step up to the batter's box Fuck red and white, I got on Black Sox But let him shoot a person from the White Sox What's the call?
Foul ball! Babe Ruth woulda made a good cop, but he didn't Instead he was a bigot, dig it My life is valuable and I protect it like a gem Instead of cops gettin me I'm goin out gettin them And let em cough up blood like phlegm It's grim [blam blam] but dead is my antonym And legally they can't take a fall Yo check it out it's just a friendly game of baseball Verse Two: R.Oct 22, · Breaking Atoms is one of the most important and influential East Coast albums you've never heard of. Main Source's little gem probably fell into obscurity due to how soon the group broke up, the less-than-impressive sales, its release under Wild Pitch (meaning that it would eventually go out of print for many years), and how slim Large Professor's body of work is over a nearly twenty-year span/5(52).