Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Artist: Main Source, Album: Breaking Atoms, Song: Looking At The Front Door

Main Source were a hip hop outfit that were 2/3's Canadian.  Members K-Cut and Sir Scratch were from Toronto and Large Professor was a native New Yorker.  They formed in 1989 and cut their debut, Breaking Atoms, in 1991 with Wild Pitch Records.  To this day, it is often noted as being one of the top rap albums of all time and I don't think you can talk about many of the genre defining bands of that decade such as De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest in the same breath without name dropping this band.  This record was also pivotal in that it launched the solo career of rappers Nas and Akinyele.  This was the first recording for both artists and both would go on to have very successful solo careers.  Looking At The Front Door was the lead single from this record and you can check out the video on You Tube (  Large Professor would end up leaving the band following this recording and go on to record and produce for other artists.  K-Cut and Sir Scratch would find a replacement in Mikey D and release a sophomore album in 1994 before disbanding.  You can check out their legacy at  You can purchase the album, Breaking Atoms, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!