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Large Professor / WHAT’S GOOD(?)

For those in the know, Large Professor’s name rings bells.  He’s the producer responsible for introducing Nas to the world, has had a hand in countless classics, including Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em by Eric B. & Rakim, Mecca & The Soul Brother from Pete Rock & CL Smooth, & Illmatic.

In this exclusive interview with SHAOLIN JAZZ (conducted by Myk Blauuw), he talks about his creative process, what it takes for a young artist to catch his attention, unreleased Nas demos, and a secret super producer group chat he’s in with other legends like Questlove.

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Ru AREYOU / WHAT’S GOOD(?)

While Hip-Hop has a long history of multi-talented artists – producers who rap, rappers who sing – few can claim a track record that includes heading a creative label, producing for Chris Brown, dancing on Justin Bieber’s world tour, as well as being a decorated martial artist, winning the 2001 US Open open forms competition.  Ru AREYOU is a Sacramento raised, Los Angeles based jack of all trades who’s honed his skills across these mediums for close to a decade & is seeing his audience grow tremendously over the past year.

SHAOLIN JAZZ (interview by Myk Blauuw) got a chance to speak with Ru AREYOU about his background, tour life, and what drives him creatively.

SJ: For the folks that don’t know you, can you give a little background on yourself? Who is Ru AREYOU?

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