In my humble opinion, July 23, 1991, marked the release of what was to become one of the most important records in the history of Hip-Hop. Main Source’s debut album ranged from the hauntingly-dark reality of "Friendly Game Of Baseball,” which used America’s great pastime to metaphorically depict the graphic horrors of racism, to "Looking at the Front Door," which so honestly captured the humility of a loving relationship gone bad. How could someone so young have the wherewithal to write a record that embodied such pain from a lost love?"
--Read more of rapper Pharoahe Monch's foreword to the album here.
Read the rest of our liner notes here.
We break down the massive amount of samples on Breaking Atoms. You can read that here.
On hip-hop's role in the protesting of police brutality. Read here.