Marco Polo (producer)

Marco Bruno (born December 26, 1979), better known by his stage name Marco Polo, is a Canadian hip hop record producer. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, he is based in New York City, New York.[1]

Marco Polo
Marco Polo performing in 2014
Marco Polo performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameMarco Bruno
Born (1979-12-26) December 26, 1979 (age 40)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active2002–present
Labels
Associated acts

Life and careerEdit

On December 26, 1979,[2] Marco Polo was born Marco Bruno in Toronto.[3] He is of Italian descent.[4] He went to an audio engineering school in Toronto.[4] In the early 2000s, he moved to New York City.[5] He interned at The Cutting Room Studios.[6]

In 2007, he released a solo studio album, Port Authority.[7] It was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2008 Juno Awards.[8] In 2009, he released a collaborative album with rapper Torae, titled Double Barrel.[9] In 2010, he released a collaborative album with rapper Ruste Juxx, titled The Exxecution.[10] In 2013, he released a solo studio album, PA2: The Director's Cut.[11] It was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Canned Goods (2005)
  • Newport Authority (2007)
  • The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo! (2010)
  • Newport Authority 2 (2013)
  • MPC: Marco Polo Collectables (2015)
  • Baker's Dozen (2017)

EPsEdit

  • Per La Mia Gente (2012) (with Bassi Maestro and Ghemon Scienz)
  • Rare Instrumentals Volume One (2013)
  • A Breukelen Story: Bonus EP (2019) (with Masta Ace)

SinglesEdit

  • "My Rights" / "Situations" / "I Just Wanna Rhyme" (2005)
  • "War" (2007)
  • "The Radar" (2007)
  • "Double Barrel" / "Hold Up" / "Combat Drills" (2009) (with Torae)
  • "Nobody" / "Rearview" (2010) (with Ruste Juxx)
  • "Back to Work" / "I Refuse" (2013)
  • "Side Effects" (2014) (with O.S.T.R.)
  • "Nostalgia" (2018)
  • "E.A.T." / "Masta Polo" (2019) (with Masta Ace)

ProductionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cordor, Cyril. "Marco Polo: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Marco Polo (December 26, 2017). "Today marks my 38th year on the planet doing what I love. Doesn't get any better". Twitter. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  3. ^ Boffard, Rob (March 17, 2015). "Cult heroes: Marco Polo is the Canadian who defines the sound of New York rap". The Guardian. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b McDonald, Keith L. (July 14, 2017). "Marco..." SLUG Magazine. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Brown, Kailyn (December 30, 2013). "Marco Polo Details Expanding His Sound Via Live Instruments & Licensing". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Gaviola, Anne (September 25, 2019). "How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Hip Hop Producer". Vice. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Weiss, Jeff (June 7, 2007). "Marco Polo - Port Authority". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  8. ^ Michaels, Sean (February 6, 2008). "Feist and Céline Dion face-off in Canada's music awards". The Guardian. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  9. ^ Cole, Zach (June 7, 2009). "Marco Polo & Torae – Double Barrel". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  10. ^ "The eXXecution by Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx". Metacritic. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  11. ^ Mayorga, Dean (November 8, 2013). "Marco Polo "PA2: The Director's Cut" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklisting & Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  12. ^ Bliss, Karen (January 27, 2015). "Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2020.

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