Cormega & Large Professor Detail Joint "Mega Philosophy" Album, Thoughts On New York Rap Scene

Remixes of "Industry" song featuring Craig G, Lord Jamar and others set to be released.

Cormega and Large Professor recently released their joint album, Mega Philosophy, and were asked about the significance of the collection given the current state of Hip Hop culture. “The culture needs it now more than ever because you got a lot of clowning going on, and you got a lot of grown men perpetuating childish behavior and it’s too much ignorance going on,” Cormega said during an interview with XXL.

Large Professor compared Hip Hop culture to Italian culture. “The foundation of [the culture] is being a little overshadowed right now by what’s popular, which is cool, but I always equate it to how when you go to Italy, pizza is revered,” he said. “With New York Hip Hop being overshadowed, it’s just like this is crazy. When you listen to the radio, the majority of everything is different. We’re just putting that out to the people to let them know that everybody is not swaying. Everyone is not trying to do trap music. We’re sticking to the roots of what we do.”

Cormega also said that he is planning on releasing two remixes to Mega Philosophy's lead single, “Industry.” One remix is set to feature Cormega and Juice Crew members Craig G, Masta Ace, and Kool G Rap. The other is slated to feature Lord Jamar, Sadat X, Roc Marciano and Inspectah Deck.

The pair was also asked about their thoughts on young New York emcees.

“New York has no identity,” Cormega said. “If you close your eyes and listen to the radio station in New York, you would think you was down south. And then they have playlists, so that means they’re not giving the local talent or new artists a shot.” Cormega had positive words to say about New York rapper Chris Rivers, the son of Big Pun. Rivers did an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in 2013.

Cormega was also asked about his one-time beef with Nas. “It’s not really something I think about anymore,” he said. “He has ears. When he brought me out in the Nokia Theater, that fucking crowd erupted,” he said in reference to a 2006 performance at the then Nokia Theatre Times Square. “After that, it was common sense that people wanted us to do music, but we’ve never done music. It’s not my fault. I’m not gonna be one of those artists that’s stagnating waiting for something,” Cormega said.

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    This album is arguably the best album of the year so far and HIPHOPDX has not given it a review? What kind of fucking hip hop site is this? CORMEGA IS A TRUE MC & YOU HAVE FULL PRODUCTION BY THE LIVING LEGEND - LARGE PROFESSOR. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR? THIS IS REAL HIP HOP. CORMEGA-RAW-4EVA BOOM-BAP,ORIGINAL RAP. NEW YORK THE ILLEST AND YA KNOW IT. Hiphopdx get your shit together.

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  • Harlem's Reckoning

    The album really shows Cormega's growth as a man and showcases Large Pro's ability as a throwback producer, but also his stability and fluidity when it comes to making a complete album. This album will be criminally slept on due to the high level of ADD in the world today but Mega Philosophy is a GEM

  • eastcoast hiphop is dead

    I have respect for these old dudes but stop complaing about hiphop and rapping about the old days. Be creative and make good music and dont sounds like its 1994.

    • Damn

      U just got owned son! East coast hip hop isnt dead. Its back where it belongs, underground, fuck the main stream, fuck the radio

    • eastcoast hiphop is not dead

      it isn't

    • Harlem's Reckoning

      Judging by your post, I doubt you were alive in '94 or have educated yourself with 90's era hip hop. Because if you had, you'd see that Mega has never followed the status quo, showed growth between albums, and is one of the respected pioneers in this music. You not feeling it? Don't listen to it. That's what I do when it comes to Wayne, 2 Chainz, Drake, etc. I'd suggest you reevaluate your stance on what good and creative music is because I really don't think you know what it is.

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  • Lousie

    Cormega is good but Lil Boosie is a true MC. The lyrical dexterity of Boosie is amazingly complex but at the same time down to earth. Now that Boosie is sober he can shine even brighter will his wordplay.

    • Lol

      Pretty sure hes a troll bro aint no way someone actually thinks boosie is a true mc or could even come close to mega lyrically, get real. Boosie fans dont even know what an mc is or how to spell lyrical. Boosie is a rapper

    • bulletproof wallets

      wtf is little boosie?

    • tigerking79

      Lil Boosie is one of the worst rappers ever. Dude is straight up ignorant.

    • Lol

      Cormega and Boosie are both real in their own respects, and Boosie is underrated as an MC, but Cormega is a monster and far more committed to hip-hop. Cormega > Boosie

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