Port Authority (album)
|Studio album by Marco Polo|
|Released||May 15, 2007|
|Marco Polo chronology|
|Singles from Port Authority|
Port Authority is the debut studio album of Canadian hip hop producer Marco Polo, released May 15, 2007 on Soulspazm/Rawkus Records. The album is the first installment of the Port Authority series – its sequel was released in 2013.
The album is entirely produced by Marco Polo, and features guest appearances from Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Wordsworth, O.C., Kardinal Offishall, Large Professor, Sadat X, A.G., Special Teamz members Ed O.G. and Jaysaun, Ju-Ju of The Beatnuts, Supastition, Copywrite, members of Low Budget (Kenn Starr, Kev Brown, Oddisee, Cy Young, Kaimbr and Critically Acclaimed), Jo Jo Pellegrino, DV Alias Khrist, Roc Marciano of The U.N. and J Davey.
Two singles, "War" and "The Radar", were released. A music video for "Nostalgia" was also released, directed by Kris Schackman and produced by Theo Bark.
The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics. XXL magazine gave it an "XL" rating (4 out of 5), praising Polo's decision to feature "some of the East Coast's finest vets and samples." RapReviews.com gave the album an 8/10 rating, and called him "a one man band, creating instead of compiling." Stylus magazine gave it a B+ rating, noting that he pays "homage to the latter Golden Age through scratched hooks, graveyard strings, and breakbeats redolent of worn vinyl and dust." The album was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2008 Juno Awards.
- All tracks produced by Marco Polo
|1.||"Port Authority (Intro)"||1:23|
|6.||"The Wrong One"||Wordsworth||3:41|
|7.||"Low Budget Allstars"||Kev Brown, Kenn Starr, Oddisee, Cy Young, Kaimbr||4:09|
|8.||"Speak Softly"||JoJo Pellegrino||3:53|
|9.||"Time & Place"||Ed O.G.||3:41|
|10.||"The Radar"||Large Professor||4:22|
|11.||"All My Love"||Jaysaun||3:38|
|12.||"Lay It Down"||Roc Marciano||4:46|
|14.||"Hood Tales"||Kool G Rap, DV Alias Khrist||4:07|
|16.||"Rollin"||Sadat X, A.G., Ju-Ju||4:07|
|17.||"For the Future"||Critically Acclaimed||3:47|
- DJBooth review
- HipHopDX review
- PopMatters review
- RapReviews review
- Stylus review
- URB review
- XXL review
- Marco Polo - Port Authority XXL. Accessed on May 20, 2010.
- Marco Polo :: Port Authority RapReviews. Accessed on Nay 20, 2010.
- Marco Polo - Port Authority Stylus. Accessed on May 20, 2010.
- Canada’s hip-hop scene stays strong through innovation and diversity CTV. Accessed on May 20, 2010.