Philly hip-hop master Small Professor plays his third card of Japan-referencing releases with Yokozuna, a brand new EP featuring 8 remixed tracks from Gigantic Vol. 1 right after October’s Cool Story, Pro and Cool Haiku, Pro, released three weeks ago. Yokozuna rounds out the trio with a brand new song, “The Easiest Way” with Guilty Simpson, and revisits the track “Spare Razor” also with Guilty Simpson & Reef the Lost Cauze. There’s also a hypnotic new version of “When The Last Leaf Falls” by Has-Lo of Wrecking Crew. Stream the album in its entirety below.
Beat maker, musician and producer Small Professor (AKA Small Pro) is getting ready to release a new record called Gigantic, Volume 1. In anticipation of its release, he’s put out an official prequel “remixtape” featuring The Wrecking Crew (Curly Castro, Has-Lo, and Zilla Rocca), Elzhi, Phat Kat, Deal The Villain, MaLLy, Che Grand, Elucid, and Kane Mayfield. Stream and download Gigantic, Vol. 0 here or below.
Small Professor has just released the third in his series of “Jawns” albums called Mistress Jawns. The series debuted in June with Beats & Rhymes Jawns and was followed in July by Elderly Jawns. The first two collections of beats and instrumentals are available as a “pay what you want” digital download. Small Professor is a DJ, producer, sampler, and beat maker from Philadelphia who has collaborated with Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, and Has-Lo. He’s currently working on a new collection of music featuring Reef The Lost Cauze and Guilty Simpson. There’s some serious head-nodding beats and grooves on Small Pro’s “Jawns” series and highly recommended—especially if you’re a fan of J Dilla, DJ Shadow, Madlib, and Main Source’s Large Professor.
Below, sample a jawn from each of the albums.