You’re late if you haven’t listened to Masta Ace and Marco Polo’s excellent A Breukelen Story album. Photos, flyers and album covers make up the video that gives you a history lesson for the emcee and producer.
The best kept secret in hip hop is that Masta Ace never fails when it comes to album releases. His latest effort with Marco Polo behind the board is no exception. A Breukelen Story is 19 tracks of dopeness that features the likes of Styles P, Smif-N-Wessun, Elzhi, Pharoahe Monch and others assisting. The album is available to be streamed in its entirety and you should do so now.
Masta Ace — who was inexplicably called a “one hit wonder” by The Root — connects with Smif N Wessun as the trio vibe out over Marco Polo production on “Breukelen.” This joint is from Ace and Polo’s forthcoming joint album A Breukelen Story dropping on November 9th.
Azwun, Kraze and DJ Enyoutee, better known as Alpha Faktion, are chased through New York in the video for the Marco Polo produced “System Shutdown.”
D.I.T.C. affiliate, Milano Constantine, cuts loose a jewels from his forthcoming album The Way We Were that features production from none other than Marco Polo. “That Feeling” is all about bringing back that nostalgia of the 80’s and 90’s on a banging track.
The zombie apocalypse is approaching and who better to defend us from the brain eating dead people than A-F-R-O, Marco Polo and Pharoahe Monch?
Los Angeles’ 17-year-old emcee A-F-R-O has been nothing short of impressive since bursting on the scene with his ’90s era inspired rhymes and slick wordplay. With Marco Polo providing the sonic backdrops, A-F-R-O drops the AFRO Polo EP.
Marco Polo and A-F-R-O debut their first record, “Long Time Coming,” off their upcoming project, A-F-R-O Polo, which will be available for free download on July 15th. The song features scratches by Shylow, along with additional production by Eamon.
The Drum Broker recently went to Toronto to catch up with Marco Polo and discuss a plethora of that deal with everything a producer needs to know. It’s a lengthy watch but certainly worth your time.
As a treat for his fans, Marco Polo has released an LP of instrumentals recorded from 2002 to 2004 titled Gifted. The 25-track project was created specifically for those who attend their Japan tour. However, you can stream it above and then purchase yours over at the Slice of Spice store.