Marco Polo Talks DJ Premier, DJ Khalil, Early Career

December 6, 2010

Marco Polo tells his story of fighting of initial recognition during his early days as a fledgling producer, the influence of DJ Premier in maintaining aesthetic, being a good producer vs being a good Canadian producer, and the standard that DJ Khalil has set for the future of hip-hop.

If anything, what I think I’ve learned the most from Primo was to be a stubborn son of a bitch and just do what you do in any situation.


juiceboxjackson December 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I hope he knows that he is already on that, “Oh, MP produced that? I’m coppin’ that” stage with me…everything he does is quality to me.

S.2 December 7, 2010 at 8:39 am

i 2nd that

Sinosure December 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I’ll 3rd that! Marco is as raw as it gets! He’s talking real talk & I love that! Great post!

IzodOne December 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm

I 4th that!lol And i also agree about the canadian and american mindstate. I wish we still had the same love and respect for the culture as they still do in Canada. It might be there but it’s hard to see.

ClearBlue December 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Vid was dope. It’s crazy his first gig was working around all those classic hip-hop records.

L Speaks December 9, 2010 at 3:51 am

Anybody know what track that is being played at the beginning and end of this vid???

P.B> December 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

The track is called ‘Nostalgia’. The track Marco did with Masta Ace

juiceboxjackson December 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Case in point, I bought “Port Authority” because of that track alone…it was all I needed to hear…

Ace Fadal December 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

“Do What You Do” Marco Polo

Easiest habit to keep, hardest lesson to teach, impossible mission to preach….. AF

Marco December 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

you guys rule. Shouts to Pound Magazine for making me sound semi-intelligent.

itstheexpert December 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

Dope video. Big Marco Polo fan coming all the way from Ireland.

Got a question though – what’s the beat playing from 2min 42secs ?
I have the 3 Marco Polo albums and as far as I remember it ain’t on any of them. I ask cause we seem to have sampled the same record. Would love to hear his full version.
My one is here @
Track called “Apollo beat”.

Big up Crate Kings!

Marco December 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

That beat is from a song I produced for Rasco called “Situations” came out in 2005 on a unknown instrumental album I dropped called “Canned Goods”:

Ghost47 December 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Marco is definitely on his way to being a legendary producer with the likes of Large Pro,Dj Premier,Alchemist,Dre,Marley Marl & so on !

Dubs Banger December 11, 2010 at 8:14 am

Big Up toronto Producers MoSS Marco Polo Mr Attic Frank Dukes Rich Kidd. Dubs Banger when i see Marco Polo on the production on coping that for sure as the same for MoSS. I was blown away when a fellow toronto producer said they seen my beat tape video and said i respect that you still dig for vinyl and keep it real with good beats.

Toronto has some serious untaped talent for real!

Marco Polo is a beast All Day!!!

dynamicwayne January 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Marc Polo is dat dude!!!

critterv February 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

def one of the top producers in the game right now

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