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The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo (Parental Advisory) [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Matt Rinaldi
Since signing with the prominent East Coast label Duck Down, Canadian-born beatsmith Marco Polo has enjoyed a productive tenure. After putting out two quality MC/producer collabo LPs one with Coney Island MC Torae and one with Boot Camp stalwart Ruste Juxx, MP presents an album for which he alone holds top billing, The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo. Recruiting a varied mix of underground hip-hop mainstays, relative newcomers, and a handful of fellow Canadian artists, as well as a couple of veteran rappers who haven't been heard from in years, Polo comes up big with his impressive second full-length effort in 2010. As usual, the production betrays the producer's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Rinaldi
Since signing with the prominent East Coast label Duck Down, Canadian-born beatsmith Marco Polo has enjoyed a productive tenure. After putting out two quality MC/producer collabo LPs one with Coney Island MC Torae and one with Boot Camp stalwart Ruste Juxx, MP presents an album for which he alone holds top billing, The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo. Recruiting a varied mix of underground hip-hop mainstays, relative newcomers, and a handful of fellow Canadian artists, as well as a couple of veteran rappers who haven't been heard from in years, Polo comes up big with his impressive second full-length effort in 2010. As usual, the production betrays the producer's proclivity for the true-school era with plenty of samples from mid-'90s classics, scratched-up hooks, and tight drum arrangements. Hardcore hip-hop heads will find plenty to their liking here -- from the bass-heavy "The Radar Remix" with Large Professor which even manages to bang harder than the extraordinary original and Torae's infectious military-themed head-nodder "Combat Drills" to the straightforward "How I Get Down" remix, which sees Skoob of Das EFX making a strong return to the mike after a long absence. Similarly, former Cold Chillin' battle rapper Grand Daddy I.U. puts in a commendable performance over Marco's high-energy track, which utilizes a distinct Beach Boys sample on "The Veteran." Still, the album's highlights come courtesy of Toronto's underground rap scene. Listeners unfamiliar with the T-dot will be pleasantly surprised by the mike skills displayed by lyricists like Arcee, Exile, Promise, and Surreal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • Label: Duck Down Music
  • UPC: 693461215528
  • Catalog Number: 2155
  • Sales rank: 98,118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Buggin Out - Bad Seeds (4:17)
  2. 2 The Radar Remix - Large Professor (4:19)
  3. 3 The Bridge - Promise (3:08)
  4. 4 Official - Red Clay (1:34)
  5. 5 Bomb Sh*t - Ruste Juxx (2:38)
  6. 6 Whylin Out - Shylow (2:28)
  7. 7 Think of You Now - Saga (4:20)
  8. 8 Combat Drills - Torae (2:52)
  9. 9 Best To Do It - DJ K.O. (4:05)
  10. 10 Blocksh*t - Skyzoo (2:44)
  11. 11 Who I Be - Diamond District (4:10)
  12. 12 How I Get Down - Skoob (3:57)
  13. 13 So Basic - Surreal (4:38)
  14. 14 The Veteran - Grand Daddy I.U. (3:05)
  15. 15 Ambition - Arcee (4:04)
  16. 16 Radio - Torae (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marco Polo Primary Artist
Tara Chase Vocals
Dj Linx scratching
Shylow scratching
DJ Taktiks scratching
DJ Probe 4 scratching
Technical Credits
Ricardo Gutierrez Engineer, Mastering
DJ Serious Mastering
Dylan Margerum Engineer
Joe Nardone Engineer
Marco Polo Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
D.O. Engineer
M. Bruno Composer
Dj Linx Executive Producer
V. Evans Composer
G. Taylor Composer
Shylow Executive Producer
W. Hines Composer
J. Powers Composer
Deadly Delmundo Artwork
Amir Mohamed Composer
Michael Willingham Composer
Jeremy Ian Thomas Composer
Jamaal Walton-Youngs Composer
DJ Nana Engineer
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