December 26, 2021

Happy Born Day, Marco Polo! (Playlist)

Marco Polo is a Toronto born, Brooklyn based producer known for his hard drums, 90s-inspired boom-bap beats, and working with some of the most elite lyricists in hip-hop. Venturing from Toronto to NY in the 2000s, he became an assistant engineer at famed studio, The Cutting Room, where he networked and made industry-wide connections while honing his skills as a producer. He's produced albums with Masta Ace, Torae, Ruste Juxx, Hannibal Stax, A-F-R-O, as well as international acts, instrumental albums, production kits and a handful of production albums featuring a who's who of various hip-hop legends. Marco's production is a reminder of hip-hop at its very best, and, as such, he's widely considered one of the best producers in the game. I've had the pleasure of working with him on Supastition projects, for various interviews, and sharing stages in the U.S. and in various tour spots around the world. To celebrate his born day today, below is just a small sample of same of my favorite cuts from his catalog... and the artwork above is by the talented Dan Lish! Listen below, then hit the archives for various full projects from the over the years... HBD, Marco!