Off of Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx’s new LP, The eXXecution. Haven’t been the biggest fan of either one of these cats. Neither Marco Polo’s Port Authority nor last year’s Double Barrel with Torae really did much for me. White kid from Canada channels Premiere & Pete Rock. This might have been a revolutionary concept back in the 90′s (Not really though. Rick Rubin, Sam Sever & Paul C were the OG white Hip-Hop beatmakers) but these days, hearing producers like The Alchemist, Jake One, Statik Selektah & Nicolay bring heat consistently is nothing new. Ruste Juxx has been down with Duck Down since Heltah Skeltah’s Magnum Force and has appeared on numerous Boot Camp projects over the years. He finally released his debut album, Indestructible in ’08, but nothing he’s done ever really distinguished him from the other C-List BCC’ers. Not for me anyway.
But this shit right here?
Straight BK thuggery served up with just the right amount of ignorance…
I been reppin’ since Kool G Rap & Kane and them
Doug E. Fresh, Dana Dane & them, entertainin’ them
Chalk line framing them, never gave a fuck about
Niggas talkin’ shit, I just punch you in your fuckin’ mouth
Sean Price would be proud.
Polo’s backdrop amounts to a death march for wack MC’s. Striking piano chords and drums that sound like a firing range give Ruste the perfect platform to pop his shit. The entire project is vintage East Coast boom-bap-get-ya-shit-cracked rap and both Marco & Ruste have definitely moved up a couple of notches on my list of MC’s/Producers to keep on the radar.
Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx’s The eXXecution is in stores now.
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