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The Large Professor's Thriller

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So this week I am exploring songs that have sampled the most infamous Halloween song since the "Monster Mash".

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You need not say to much to introduce this song. Unless you've been living under a rock since 1982, you know all about this jam. You may even hear this song at the upcoming Creatures and Creators Halloween Party!

This got me diggin' for other artist's who have used this track. Michael Jackson samples are like Beatles samples; they exist, but they are hard to come by. One of my favorite Hip Hop artists is the Large Professor. I've explored some of his past work with Main Source in this blog post...

As an MC with main source, Large Pro also produced beats for the group and worked with many of the whos-who of New York Hip Hop. Nas, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, and Slick Rick to name a few.

In 1996 Large Pro recorded a solo album called "THE LP". It was shelved by Geffen records, but a single was released which included this track...

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The album was re-released this past year after being bootlegged for over a decade. Thank goodness the record industry has changed so much in the past 10 years.