Port Authority (album)

Port Authority is the debut studio album by Canadian hip hop producer Marco Polo. It was released on Soulspazm and Rawkus Records on May 15, 2007. It is the first installment of the Port Authority series, followed by PA2: The Director's Cut in 2013.[2]

Port Authority
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 2007 (2007-05-15)[1]
GenreHip hop
Length70:57
Label
ProducerMarco Polo
Marco Polo chronology
Canned Goods
(2005)
Port Authority
(2007)
Double Barrel
(2009)
Singles from Port Authority
  1. "War"
    Released: 2007
  2. "The Radar"
    Released: 2007

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX     [3]
PopMatters8/10[4]
RapReviews.com8/10[5]
Stylus MagazineB+[6]
URB     [7]
XXL      (XL)[8]

Timmhotep Aku of XXL praised Marco Polo's decision to feature "some of the East Coast's finest vets and samples."[8] Rowald Pruyn of RapReviews.com described him as "a one man band, creating instead of compiling."[5] Jeff Weiss of Stylus Magazine noted that he pays "homage to the latter Golden Age through scratched hooks, graveyard strings, and breakbeats redolent of worn vinyl and dust."[6]

The album was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2008 Juno Awards.[9]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Port Authority Intro"1:23
2."Get Busy" (featuring Copywrite)4:24
3."Marquee" (featuring O.C.)4:15
4."War" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)3:56
5."Nostalgia" (featuring Masta Ace)4:50
6."Wrong One" (featuring Wordsworth)3:41
7."Low Budget Allstars" (featuring Kev Brown, Kenn Starr, Oddisee, Cy Young, and Kaimbr)4:09
8."Speak Softly" (featuring Jojo Pellegrino)3:53
9."Time & Place" (featuring Ed O.G.)3:41
10."The Radar" (featuring Large Professor)4:22
11."All My Love" (featuring Jaysaun)3:38
12."Lay It Down" (featuring Roc Marciano)4:46
13."Go Around" (featuring Buckshot)4:26
14."Hood Tales" (featuring Kool G Rap and DV Alias Khrist)4:07
15."Heat" (featuring Supastition)3:25
16."Rollin" (featuring Sadat X, Ju-Ju, and A.G.)4:07
17."For the Future" (featuring Critically Acclaimed)3:47
18."Relax" (featuring J Davey)4:07

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Port Authority - Marco Polo". AllMusic. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  2. ^ Johnsen, Homer (November 11, 2013). "Marco Polo - PA2: Director's Cut by Marco Polo". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on December 11, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Fleury, S. (April 30, 2007). "Marco Polo - Port Authority". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  4. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (June 10, 2007). "Marco Polo: Port Authority". PopMatters. Archived from the original on January 8, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Pruyn, Rowald (May 1, 2007). "Marco Polo :: Port Authority". RapReviews.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Weiss, Jeff (June 7, 2007). "Marco Polo - Port Authority". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  7. ^ "Marco Polo – Port Authority (Review)". URB. April 24, 2007. Archived from the original on May 6, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Aku, Timmhotep (April 2, 2007). "Marco Polo - Port Authority". XXL. Archived from the original on July 12, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  9. ^ Silverthorne, Nadine. "Canada's hip-hop scene stays strong through innovation and diversity". CTV Television Network. Archived from the original on April 10, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2020.

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