Main Source ‎– Breaking Atoms (1991) - New Vinyl Record 2017 Wild Pitch Records '30th Anniversary' 2-LP Reissue on Blue Vinyl (Remastered with 4 Bonus Tracks) - Rap / Hip Hop


Street Date: 9/8/17

Shuga Says: This album is noted to be the debut for a then 16 year old rapper named Nas!

Breaking Atoms is the debut album of Canadian/American hip hop group Main Source, released July 23, 1991 on Wild Pitch Records. Production for it was handled by the group and took place during 1990 to 1991 at Homeboy Studio, Power Play Studios, and Libra Digital in New York City. Recorded during the golden age of hip hop, Breaking Atoms is distinguished stylistically by its incorporation of jazz and soul music samples. The album has been highly regarded by music writers due mostly to its production, whose heavy and original use of sampling influenced hip hop producers for a considerable portion of the 1990s.

The album has been widely regarded by writers and music critics as a significantly influential album and has been noted for debuting rapper Nas, who appears on the track "Live at the Barbeque". His contribution to the song was sampled on "Genesis", the intro track to his debut album Illmatic (1994). Breaking Atoms has been recognized as one of the most important records in hip hop history, and was out of print in the United States after the demise of Wild Pitch Records in 1997.


Snake Eyes 3:30
Just Hangin' Out 4:10
Looking At The Front Door 4:10
Large Professor 3:08
Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball 3:22
Scratch & Kut 2:57
Peace Is Not The Word To Play 3:07
Vamos A Rapiar 3:59
He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music) 3:34
Live At The Barbeque 4:35
Watch Roger Do His Thing 4:22