Toronto producer Marco Polo featured on upcoming MHz Legacy album [News]
Toronto, ON – Man Bites Dog Records will release the self-titled album by MHz Legacy on October 30th. The group consists of RJD2, Copywrite, Jakki Da Motamouth, Tage Future and Camu Tao (R.I.P.). The album features a ton of talented producers including Toronto’s own Marco Polo on the track “Obituaries” – song #9. Other producers on board for MHz Legacy include Harry Fraud, Stu Bangas, J Rawls, Jason Rose, D1, Surock, !llmind, and Rob Stern. RJD2 produced 6 of the 17 songs on the album. Some of the guest appearances include Danny Brown, Oh No, Slug of Atmosphere, Ill Bill, Slaine and Playdough. Click the jump for the full press release and track listing.
About MHz Legacy
On October 30th, MHz Legacy will release their new, self-titled album via Man Bites Dog Records. The album will be the first cohesive offering from MHz Legacy in over a decade – but it’s not because the crew hasn’t been busy. Quite the contrary: RJD2 has become one of music’s most rangy and talented producers; Copywrite, who spent the aughts being courted by Roc-A-Fella Records, remains, along with Jakki Da Motamouth and Tage Future, among rap’s most talented lyricists; and Camu Tao, before his untimely passing in 2008 following a bout with lung cancer, was a flagship artist on the now-defunct Def Jux label, forming the duo Central Services with El-P, and serving, with his unique style and delivery, as an influence to many. Two of those people that call Camu influences are Danny Brown and Harry Fraud, both of whom appear on this latest single from MHz Legacy, “Spaceship”.
From its inception, “Spaceship,” premiered today by FADER, served as homage to Camu, who appears throughout MHz Legacy with a number of never-before-heard verses. The song’s catchy, topsy-turvy chorus (“You don’t know how to drive a spaceship/ You don’t know how to fly a car”) pulls from a Camu vocal, and his off-kilter delivery – he’s also responsible for the first verse on “Spaceship” – is just as powerful today as it was over 10 years ago. And most excitingly, Camu’s verse sounds right at home next to Danny Brown, who’s own pitchy, unorthodox delivery makes for the perfect Odd Couple pairing.
MHz Legacy Track Listing
01 – Accidentally On Purpose (Prod. By Rob Stern)
02 – Hindsight (1998) Ft. Playdough (Prod. By RJD2)
03 – Four Player Mode (Prod. By RJD2)
04 – Out Of Room (Prod. By RJD2)
05 – Spaceship Ft. Danny Brown (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
06 – Soul Train (Of Thought) Ft. Oh No The Disrupt (Of Gangrene) (Prod. By !llmind)
07 – Addictionary Ft. ILL BILL & Slaine (Of La Coka Nostra) (Prod. By Stu Bangas)
08 – Gone! (Prod. By Surock)
09 – Obituaries (Prod. By Marco Polo)
10 – Columbus Diss Patch Ft. Dom (Prod. By J Rawls)
11 – Mass Temple Ft. Steve From Middle Distance Runner (Prod. By Jason Rose)
12 – Y’all Don’t Know (Prod. By D1)
13 – Yellow & Blue Ft. Blu (Prod. By Surock)
14 – Satisfaction Ft. Slug (Of Atmosphere) (Prod. By RJD2)
15 – Tero Smith Ft. Aaron Livingston (Of Icebird) (Prod. By RJD2)
16 – Somewhere (2099) (Prod. By RJD2)
17 – Mechanical Me (Prod. By Jason Rose)
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