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Masta Ace Is A Hip-Hop King. He Raps Royally On A Marco Polo Track (Video Premiere)

With 30-plus years of being one of Rap's most consistent (and profoundly influential) lyricists in the game, Masta Ace teamed up with longtime collaborating producer Marco Polo to pay homage to the borough of Brooklyn. They did this by collectively constructing a full-length body of work that is conceptual, cohesive,... Read more

Jay Lonzo Raps Out His Dream While In The Studio With Marco Polo (Video)

Throughout history, Brooklyn, New York has birthed some of Hip-Hop's most enduring voices. Crown Heights native Jay Lonzo aims to be the next MC to put it down for his borough, and take the originality, swagger, and skill of his area across the globe. In recent years, Lonzo has consistently... Read more

Talib Kweli & The LOX Pull No Punches On An Earthshaking Collabo (Audio)

In 2000, The LOX released We Are The Streets while Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek dropped Train Of Thought as Reflection Eternal. At the time, these New York City artists appeared to some, to exist at opposite sides of the Rap industry. While Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch were... Read more

A-F-R-O Has Flows For Days On Marco Polo’s Best Beats (EP Stream)

Last November, Bellflower, California MC A-F-R-O released his breakthrough mixtape Tales From The Basement. More than 100,000 people gave listen to the teenage lyricist who has been cosigned by R.A. The Rugged Man, GZA, DJ Premier, and others. In the time since, All Flows Reach Out has released videos, he's... Read more

A-F-R-O Spits Those Bars That Have Been A Long Time Coming For Lyric Lovers (Audio)

In the last year and change, Bellflower, California MC A-F-R-O (All Flows Reach Out) has released a mixtape, he's stolen the show in more than a few videos, and he even had a significant role in VH1's film-turned-series The Breaks. On July 8, the R.A. The Rugged Man protege will... Read more

Mick Jenkins’ Clever Lyricism Is Accentuated In A Marco Polo Remix (Audio Premiere)

Marco Polo is one of the Hip-Hop artists who is still bringing creativity and innovation to the remix medium. The veteran producer has provided his own spin on joints by PRhyme, Talib Kweli, and D.I.T.C. For his latest re-imagining, one-half of Double Barrel goes to the Windy City and comes... Read more

A-F-R-O Describes Achieving “Hip-Hop Dreamland” While Still A Teenager (Video Interview)

A-F-R-O was among the performers at this past weekend's second annual J Dilla Weekend in Miami, Florida. The 18 year-old Bellflower, California representative has gotten critical cosigns from DJ Premier, GZA, Jean Grae, and others, as well as being mentored by his personal favorite MC, R.A. The Rugged Man. Speaking... Read more

A-F-R-O Has A New EP Coming. He Praises R.A. The Rugged Man’s Mentorship

Eighteen year-old Bellflower, California MC A-F-R-O has had quite a 12 months. The artist went from relative obscurity to working with his heroes, touring the world, and even appearing in Vh1 TV movie The Breaks. Cosigned by DJ Premier and GZA, All Flows Reach Out told HipHopDX how it was... Read more

Your Old Droog Transforms Into A B-Boy “Elmo” In This Quirky NYC-Inspired Video

Your Old Droog took his recently-released single "42 (Forty Deuce)" and made the best possible video. The Brooklyn, New York MC hit the very 42nd Street Times Square that inspired the Nu Shooz-sampling song, and recreated some vibes from the epicenter of mainstream Manhattan. The video features the old fashioned... Read more

Your Old Droog Walks Down 42nd Street With Some Fresh Nu Shooz (Audio)

Coney Island, Brooklyn's Your Old Droog represents a different kind of New York City experience. In his twenties, Y.O.D. is a bit young to remember the 42nd Street of the Mayor Koch-era NYC, filled with grind-house movie theaters, peep shows, greasy food, and an assortment of sidewalk hustles. However, the... Read more

Your Old Droog & Marco Polo Share A Jazzy One-Two Punch Of Songs (Audio)

Since Your Old Droog's 2013 proper introduction, one of the producers of his inner-circle has been Marco Polo. The Brooklyn, New York MC and the New York City-by-way-of-Ontario, Canada transplant make strong music together, both displaying throwback sensibilities to the days of witty wordplay and chopped down samples. From July's... Read more

Cormega & Roc Marciano Flex Rugged Flows With No Filter (Audio)

From Queensbridge to Hempstead, Cormega and Roc Marciano represent that old New York City. Both MCs have been able to stay fresh and innovative, while always tapping into the sounds and the maneuvers of the 1980s and 1990s. Their music has bravado, street-wise sensibility, and a slickness that's hard to... Read more

Do Remember: Pumpkinhead’s Emcee (Audio)

On Tuesday (June 9) of this week, Brooklyn, New York MC Pumpkinhead passed away. The 39 year-old Brooklyn, New York native born Robert Alan Diaz left behind more than a 15-year legacy in Hip-Hop. He was an MC, a songwriter, a battle rapper, and a member of Brooklyn Academy, among... Read more

Rest In Peace Pumpkinhead, Friends & Collaborators Mourn

Veteran Brooklyn, New York MC Pumpkinhead (a/k/a PH) has been reported dead this morning (June 9). Friends and collaborators of the man born Robert Alan Diaz have begun to publicly mourn. Notably, Pumpkinhead appeared on acclaimed albums such as Immortal Technique's Revolutionary 1 and Revolutionary 2 albums, in addition to... Read more

Marco Polo Outdoes Himself On The Reverberating Remix To PRhyme’s Courtesy (Audio)

In four decades, DJ Premier has been remixing tracks. Whether Showbiz & A.G.'s "Next Level," Fat Joe's "Success," or Craig David's "7 Days," some of those very mixes have arguably eclipsed their originals. That said, it's a big deal to remix Premier's handiwork, and few producers would dare. Marco Polo,... Read more

Your Old Droog Comes Out Of The Woodwork With A Free 11-Track Project (Mixtape)

As he gears up to hit the road with PRhyme and Boldy James, Your Old Droogs hits Heads off with a whole new project. Kinison, seemingly an ode to the late comedian/actor heard on the intro (Sam Kinison), is 11 tracks of all new music. Marco Polo, El RTNC, and... Read more

Pharoahe Monch is In the Zone This Christmas (Audio)

Marco Polo delivers a virtual stocking stuffer, by way of some previously unreleased Pharoahe Monch. "In the Zone" is true to the title, with Pharoahe typically locked-in lyrically. Check it out. Related: Happy Birthday to Pharoahe Monch. Here’s a Celebratory Mix of His Music (Audio)... Read more

D.I.T.C. Gives Away The Remix Project, Featuring New Mixes By DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Alchemist & Diamond D (Download)

The Diggin' In The Crates crew surprised Heads today (May 7). The respected New York City veteran producer/MC collective including Showbiz, A.G., Diamond D, Lord Finesse, O.C., Buckwild, Fat Joe, and the late Big L have been releasing a series of remixes from their Remix Project. The LP features new mixes... Read more

Marco Polo & DJ Revolution Go Crate Digging & Talk Beats, Rhymes & Life (Video)

Marco Polo and DJ Revolution both have strong ties to New York City label, Soulspazm (as well as Duck Down). In 2013, Canadian born Marco released two albums on the Soulspazm: his Newport Authority album, and PA 2: The Director's Cut, both featuring a jaw-dropping lineup of lyricists from the... Read more

Here’s the Latest Video From Marco Polo’s PA2: The Director’s Cut, a Strong Contender for Album of the Year. Check out R U Gonna Eat That ft The Doppelgangaz (Video)

Marco Polo's album PA2: The Director's Cut is filled with guest appearances from dope MCs including Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Rah Digga, Organized Konfusion, MC Eiht and many more. His latest video features The Doppelgangaz. Check out R U Gonna Eat That. Related: Stream Marco Polo’s PA 2: The Director’s... Read more

Marco Polo Teams With Gangrene & DJ Romes To Craft A Strange Brew (Audio)

Marco Polo's PA 2: The Director's Cut is available for purchase now on Soulspazm Records. The Canadian-born producer who has released LPs with Duck Down and Rawkus Records linked with King T, MC Eiht, Last Emperor, Lil Fame, and tons more for his follow-up to '07's Port Authority. One of... Read more

Stream Marco Polo’s PA 2: The Director’s Cut Which Features an All-Star Roster of 90’s Legends (Album Stream)

Marco Polo's new album PA 2: The Director's Cut plays like an all-star compilation of ridiculously dope tracks from 90's legends, including Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Inspectah Deck, Organized Konfusion, Jean Grae, Posdnuos, Styles P, Alchemist, MC Eiht, King Tee, Large Professor and many more. The album hits stores on... Read more

Does Marco Polo Have What it Takes to Make a Hot Beat from 3 Completely Random Records? (Video)

Marco Polo is on a pretty epic run this year, having released tracks with Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Das EFX, The Artifacts, Organized Konfusion, King T, MC Eiht and more. His production skills were recently put to the test when he played Mass Appeal's Rhythm Roulette... Read more

Marco Polo Orchestrates A Compton Thang With MC Eiht & King T With West Coast Love (Audio)

Canadian-born producer Marco Polo is known for working with New York City MC icons like Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, KRS-One, and Masta Ace. Throughout his career, the album partner with Torae and Ruste Juxx just has a sound that knocks with the feel of mid-'90s production that can make Heads... Read more

Talib Kweli, Marco Polo & DJ Premier Honor Guru (Video)

Guru has been gone for three and a half years. However, the man also known as Baldhead Slick will never be forgotten. Marco Polo enlists Guru's Gang Starr partner DJ Premier, as well as late in life collaborator Talib Kweli for "G.U.R.U." This is heartfelt, and the latest tribute, following... Read more

Large Professor, O.C., Inspectah Deck & Tragedy Khadafi Team Up On Marco Polo’s Astonishing (Audio)

Could you imagine this between 1993 and 1998? Large Professor (Main Source), Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan), Tragedy Khadafi (Capone-N-Noreaga fam), and O.C. (Diggin' In The Crates) on one song? Well, in 2013, Canadian producer Marco Polo hooks it up. From his PA 2: The Director's Cut album coming next month,... Read more

Marco Polo – 3-0-Clock ft Organized Konfusion (Video)

What better way to present a track from PA:2 than to go to the actual Port Authority? Marco waits outside while Pharoahe Monch and Prince Poetry kick their verses from the inside of a bus. The Duck Down Music artist, who also has worked with Soulspazm (where PA: 2 is... Read more

Marco Polo – 3-0-Clock ft Organized Konfusion

Marco Polo's solo albums have become great touchstones for fans of 1990s Hip-Hop. The Canadian-born producer's LPs have featured the likes of Masta Ace, O.C., Kool G. Rap and Edo G. So what better place for Pharaohe Monch and Prince Po to carry on tradition than PA2: The Director's Cut.... Read more

Marco Polo – Smoke Sumthin’ ft MC Eiht

Here's a new cut from MC Eiht that was produced by Marco Polo. Check out Smoke Sumthin'. Djeeahh...Related: MC Eiht – Blue Stamp (Audio)... Read more

Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (Mixtape)

Marco Polo has been dropping some RIDICULOUS HEAT the last few weeks. Here's his full mixtape which features previously unreleased music from Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Das EFX, The Artifacts and more. This ish is FIRE!! You can listen to and download all of Newport Autority... Read more

Marco Polo – Stand Up (Remix) ft Tragedy, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge & The Delfonics

Producer Marco Polo has been releasing banger after banger the last few weeks. Here's another one. Check out the remix to Stand Up by Tragedy, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge and The Delfonics. Related: Marco Polo – G.U.R.U. ft Talib Kweli & DJ Premier (Audio)... Read more

Marco Polo – G.U.R.U. ft Talib Kweli & DJ Premier

One day before the 3rd anniversary of Guru's passing, here's a really dope tribute to him from Talib Kweli, DJ Premier and Marco Polo. Check out G.U.R.U. Related: Talib Kweli – Come Here ft Miguel (Audio) Click here to download... Read more