I'm New York talking that gangster talk
24 bases, queue to the oasis
Main Source was a Canadian/American hip hop group that was based in New York City/Toronto composed of Toronto’s Sir Scratch and K-Cut, and Queens’ Large Professor. Later, Mikey D (also from Queens) replaced Large Professor. The group was often compared to Steely Dan for its meticulousness in the studio. Singer Madonna sampled the bassline from “What You Need” on Fuck What You Think in the song “Human Nature,” which appeared on her 1994 album, Bedtime Stories.
Large Professor went on to be an instrumental producer for hip hop stars such as Eric B. & Rakim, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Nas, and Diamond D. K-Cut also produced for a wide range of hip hop artists including Big Pun, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Fu-Schnickens, Queen Latifah, and even NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.