Main Source Announce 'Breaking Atoms' Anniversary Show and Vinyl Reissue

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 19, 2017

Canadian/American hip-hop group Main Source cemented their place in the genre's history upon releasing Breaking Atoms in 1991. Now, the group are set to celebrate the record's anniversary in style with a reunion show and vinyl reissue.

Teaming up with Mass Appeal, mail-order vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me Please and sports lifestyle brand '47, the group are set to perform a reunion show in New York at SOB's on February 1. Tickets are $10 USD in advance and can be purchased here, while they'll be $12 at the door.

As for the vinyl reissue, the package includes Breaking Atoms on colour-in-colour wax with a bonus 7-inch, an art print and a 12-page lyric booklet with behind the scenes photos all housed in a heavyweight gatefold jacket with a foreword by Pharoahe Monch. You can find more information on the reissue, which is due out in February, here.

Main Source was formed by Queens, NY MC and producer Large Professor and Toronto DJs/producers Sir Scratch and K-Cut. Breaking Atoms was the only full-length the group released, though it proved influential in the years to come, inspiring the further marriage of hip-hop with jazz and soul associated with the genre's "Golden Era."

Breaking Atoms is also recognized for featuring the first recorded appearance of Nas, who appeared on posse cut "Live at the Barbecue" at the tender age of 18. You can revisit that song in the player below.


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