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Cormega and Large Professor’s “Journey” Worth Embracing


One of Hip Hop/Rap’s Most Lyrically Committed Also Turns in an Impressive Visual

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

The highest achievement of any artist is to evolve consistently within their own design and parameter. In a time where most veteran rappers are refusing to seriously reflect, it’s very encouraging to see that Cormega is elevating his message. In this direct and rather moving video, Cormega matches the physical imagery of film with the virtual imagery of rhyme.

The “Journey” beatwork is provided by legendary beat vet Large Professor. Featuring a bouncing, boom bap bass line, strings that wind in and fade out, and a haunting vocal sample for the hook, this delicate—yet aggressively moving—moving track is perfect for the highly contemplative and reflective rhyme that Cormega delivers.

For educational purposes…

Cormega – “Journey,” beat by Large Professor

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About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual