Don’t think there’s still a difference between mixtapes and albums in 2013? Marco Polo begs to differ and offers his free LP, Newport Authority 2, as the main reason why. Filled with a balanced mix of Hip-Hop legends and newcomers, Polo breaks down the project in his own words:
The Newport Authority 2 album was inspired by politics & industry bullshit that prevented this material from being included on my upcoming LP PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mixtape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the shit is free – so enjoy!