By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Marco Polo is an established producer who has been working his way up the underground hip-hop ranks for the past several years. Now Polo has signed a deal with Rawkus Records and gearing up to drop his debut album, Port Authority, on May 7.

      “This album represents the last three years of my life; my big move to NY from Toronto four years ago and the musical growth I’ve gone through while finishing it,” Polo said. “It represents a part of hip-hop that is slowly and undeniably withering away. This album also represents my efforts to unite dope artists and make music that has lasting power.  My project is not a compilation, it’s my ‘Soul Survivor’ (Pete Rock) and Port Authority will attest to that!  People that loved Rawkus back in the day, this album will remind you why as it takes things back to the classic era of Rawkus Records.”

      The album features a bevy of guests including Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Buckshot, Large Professor, Sadat X, O.C., AG, Ju Ju (Beatnuts) Ed O.G., Kardinal Offishall among others. Here’s the tracklisting for the album:

 

1.) “Port Authority Intro” f/O.C.
2.) “Get Busy” f/ Copywrite
3.) “Marquee” f/ O.C.
4.) “War” f/Kardinal Offishall
5.) “Nostalgia” f/ Masta Ace
6.) “The Wrong One” f/ Wordsworth
7.) “Low Budget All Stars” f/ Kev Brown, Kenn Starr, Oddisee, Cy Young & Kaimbr
8.) “Speak Softly” f/ Jo Jo Pellegrino
9.) “Time And Place” f/ Ed O.G.
10.) “The Radar” f/ Large Professor
11.) “All My Love” f/ Jaysaun
12.) “Lay It Down” f/ Roc Marciano of The U.N.
13.) “Go Around” f/ Buckshot
14.) “Hood Tales” f/ Kool G. Rap & DV Alias Khryst
15.) “Heat” f/ Supastition
16.) “Rollin” f/ Sadat X, AG & Ju Ju of The Beatnuts
17.) “For The Future” f/ Critically Acclaimed
18.) “Relax” f/ J. Davey "Relax" (Bonus Track)

 

 

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    Hiphop in purist form a collection of true mc'z that's in the game for the love not for fame that's raw kuz