Main_Source_mass_appeal

Main Source to Perform Reunion Show and Reissue ‘Breaking Atoms’ Vinyl for 25th Anniversary

UPDATE (1/23/17): We also have 10 vinyl albums and signed, limited edition Main Source ’47 CLEAN UP caps to give away to you guys, in addition to three sets of tickets to the reunion show. You can check out some shots of the record and hats below. To enter, make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Then RT us or share the FB post. We’ll pick three winners to receive a hat, vinyl, and two tickets each next week on 1/30. Seven other winners will receive a hat and vinyl.


There are many acts in hip-hop who never received the appropriate credit where it’s due: Black Sheep, Tha Alkaholiks, Masta Ace, and more. Of them is the group Main Source. Hopefully all of that changes with their joint announcement today with Mass Appeal, Vinyl Me Please, and sports lifestyle brand ’47. To help commemorate their legacy, they will be performing a reunion show at SOBs on February 1st along with reissuing their first album Breaking Atoms on vinyl.

Originally composed of Toronto DJs and producers, Sir Scratch and K-Cut, and Queens MC and producer Large Professor, Main Source put newer cats on like Nas and The LOX by giving them their first official appearances on wax. Although the group went through some changes with Queens MC Mikey D replacing Large Pro, their impact on hip-hop is indelible.

Breaking Atoms was released in 1991. Their holistic approach to sampling of jazz and soul records was refreshing and the lyrics melted like butter. Most will remember it for Nas’ appearance on “Live at the Barbeque,” but there are several gems to uncover for those uninitiated.

You can purchase tickets for the show here and the vinyl reissue package here. The first 50 guests to the show will receive a complimentary limited edition Main Source x ’47 CLEAN UP cap. The vinyl package includes:

-1 color-in-color vinyl with bonus 7″
-Heavyweight gatefold jacket with foreword by Pharoahe Monch
-12 page full color lyric booklet with behind-the-scenes photos
-12″ x 12″ original art print by XPAYNE

Related Posts

Music
Music

Nas ft. Large Professor “Live at the Barbeque” Video (SXSW Performance)

Music
Music

Large Pro Talks 25 Years of “Breaking Atoms”

Music
Music

Nas On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

TV
TV

BET Greenlights ‘Street Dreams,’ a Mini-Series Based on Nas’ Life

Music Video
Music Video

PREMIERE: You Can “Hate” Digital Nas Video Now

Ad

Latest News

nas-rapture Film

PREPARE FOR ‘RAPTURE’

Mass Appeal’s new Netflix series premieres this weekend at SXSW
same Hot Takes

It Was a Type Beat Year

The search for something new in a year of sameness
shea serrano Features

Shea Serrano Quit His Teaching Job, Now He Has Two Best Sellers and Two TV Shows

"It is funny to just walk in and just be a Mexican, because I’m usually the only one there"
mf doom Features

The 10 Best DOOM Songs of 2017, Ranked

Even after 'The Missing Notebook Rhymes' went missing, the masked villain still caused havoc
worst cops Features

The Worst Cops of 2017

The hall of shame
donald trump Features

32 Songs That Dissed Donald Trump in 2017

The "F.D.T." wave
lil peep News

R.I.P. Gus, Long Live Lil Peep

Resisting nostalgia at the speed of the internet
88 rising Features

Sean Miyashiro of 88rising Connected the Cultures

With 1.25 million YouTube subscribers and a gang of talent, 88rising controlled the new East-West flow
eminem Video

Eminem By the Numbers

You may know how many f*cks he gives, but what about the other crucial figures from Slim Shady's career?
tape Features

Why 2017 Was Rap’s Year of the Tape

Seven labels explain why they're still rewinding cassettes back
safdie brothers Features

The Safdie Brothers Got Gritty as 2017’s Filmmakers to Watch

"You might not like the feeling that you're feeling, but you can still be entertained by that feeling."
best albums Features

The 25 Best Albums of 2017

The essential sounds that defined one very strange year
hey arnold Humor

Everything About Christmas is Awful, Except the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Special

The one redeeming thing about this trash holiday
combat-jack Features

Knowledge Darts Vol. 32: Winter Solstice

I never got to say thank you
jeezy Video

Open Space: Jeezy

"You can’t just crush a diamond with a rock. It’s hard, it’s tough. But it’s bright."
Video

Rhythm Roulette: Boi-1da

The wait is over