May 15, 2017

Marco Polo "Port Authority" (10th Anniversary)

Marco Polo Port Authority Rawkus Cassette Vinyl
Marco Polo Porth Authority Rawkus Vibe May 2007 Album Review

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Marco Polo's cult-classic production album, 'Port Authority.' The album grabs ya from track 1 with Copywrite, 'Get Busy;' Copywrite comes correct over one of the hardest instrumentals on the project. Rumor has it, the files were so poor it took a prayer and a miracle that 'Get Busy' was saved and came out so dope. Other stand-out tracks include Masta Ace's 'Nostalgia,' O.C.'s 'Marquee,' 'Heat' by Supastition and the two 12" singles 'War' by Kardinal Offishall and 'The Radar' with Large Professor. I couldn't find the CD, it must be in storage, but above and below are the LP and both 12" releases, as well as the limited cassette release. An incredible producer and a student of the game, you can always count on Marco to bring the best out of new and veteran MCs alike. His follow-up PA2 was another great project and you can also support 'Double Barrel' with Torae, his collaborative albums with Rustee Juxx, AFRO, O.S.T.R. (overseas), and much more. Props to DJ Linx, Shylow, Ricardo Guiterrez, and all the MCs who ripped tracks on this LP. Be sure to check out the Slice of Spice deluxe release, with instrumentals HERE. Oh, and the album review above is taken from the May 2007 issue of Vibe Magazine. Listen below...

Big-up to Marco Polo for the autographed 12", via Fat Beats.

Marco Polo the Radar Large Professor Port Authority Autographed Vinyl