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After a gang of leaked (purposely) tracks, Marco Polo finally gets around to dropping his Newport Authority 2 mixtape.

But don’t mistake this compilation from the renowned producer as a throwaway, though. The songs we already got have been knocking, from Rakim’s “What’s Wrong” to Talib Kweli’s Guru of Gang Starr tribute, “G.U.R.U.,” there hasn’t been a weak song in the bunch.

Says Marco Polo about the project:

The Newport Authority 2 album was inspired by politics & industry bullsh*t that prevented this material from being included on PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mix tape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the sh*t is free – so enjoy! -Marco Polo

Download the Newport Authority 2 mixtape below.

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Download: Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 Mixtape

Photo: Marco Polo