Behind The Beat: Marco Polo

Within the past decade or so, Toronto, Canada has proven to be a special breeding ground for a, well, special breed of both the emcee and producer type. Putting aside the obvious circle of T-Dot “celebrities” that includes Drake, the OVO camp and The Weeknd, the capital of Ontario has given us incredible talent such as K’naan, k-os,Kardinal Offishall, Classified and one of the hardest working producers East of the Mississippi, Marco Polo.

Marco, known for his early boom-bap work with the late Pumpkinhead has gone on to stack up production credits for the likes of Block McCloud, Masta Ace, Supernatural, Skyzoo, Pharoahe Monch, Your Old Droog, Rah Digga and more. The list is near endless.

Recently, Alkota (of The Drum Broker) sat down with the authority of the MPC to discuss his come up in the game, the increasing contrast in technology since stepping in the arena, what’s in store for him in the future and more. It’s a lengthy feature, clocking in at almost 20 minutes, but for the up-and-coming beatmaker/producer, it’s loaded with lots of information and small trade secrets that you simply cannot pass up.