Location: Philadelphia, PA
Label: Diamond Media 360
Small Professor.. Gigantic Sound
The City of Brotherly Love has given rise to its next great producer with Jamil Marshall p/k/a Small Professor. Born into a very musically talented family, his passion for music however did not take flight until his freshman year in college in 2004, where he would tap out beats to be used for recording his own raps. After spending most of that year crafting beats and composing lyrics, he decided to put down the pen and shift his focus purely towards production.
Due to his admiration for producer 9th Wonder, Small Pro first learned to make beats on the same production software as his North Cackalack icon; Fruity Loops (later changed to FL Studio) and Cool Edit (eventually switching to Adobe Audition).
Originally inspired by the works of Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Buckwild and you guessed it…Large Professor, Small Pro’s moniker is the result of both his reverence to the Main Source frontman in addition to his ‘gigantic’ five foot four inch presence.
After releasing a series of au-gratis mixtapes and instrumental projects which have all been released online to much acclaim, the Illadelph beatsmith delivers his debut retail producer album, Gigantic, Vol. 1 , which was made available for digital distribution on January 24th, 2012 through Diamond Media 360. This fourteen track compilation shows and proves why Small Professor is one of the most burgeoning and important boom-bap producers to emerge in recent years by delivering a smorgasbord of gigantic soulful slaps, coupled with an impressive guestlist of choice features. Gigantic includes appearances from Guilty Simpson, Von Pea, Buff1, Blueprint, Has-Lo, Reef The Lost Cauze and more [click here for album stream] To download Small Professor’s releases, please refer to his discography below, which include his most previously released beat tape, Cool Story, Pro which premiered on The Source (online) on October 24th, 2012.
2005: Homie, I Remixed The Classics
2007: Crooklyn Gangster
2008: F*ck Has Day (Remixed But Still F*cked)
2009: Resurrected The Remix
2009: Large Pro Vs. Small Pro – Main Source (Breaking Atoms Edition)
2011: Beats And Rhymes Jawns
2011: Elderly Jawns
2011: Mistress Jawns
2011: Fortilive x Small Pro – I Vs. I Remix LP
2011: Leftover Jawns
2012: Gigantic, Vol. 0
2012: Gigantic, Vol. 1
2012: Moar Mistress Jawns
2012: Elderly Jawns II
2012: Cool Story, Pro
2012: Cool Haiku, Pro