The New Classics

May 22, 2009

New Music: Torae & Marco Polo, Hold Up [ft. Masta Ace & Sean Price]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop — Tags: , , , , — Greg @ 8:55 am

05.22.09

double barrel
Song: Hold Up [ft. Masta Ace & Sean Price]
Artist: Torae & Marco Polo
Label: Duck Down Records
Producer: Marco Polo
Notes: none
Analysis: The first two leaks from Torae & Marco Polo’s upcoming Double Barrel album were pretty good, but ‘Hold Up’ is fucking great. If you’re looking for a new track to get you hyped up, ‘Hold Up’ is it. Combining Torae’s vocal power with Heltah Skeltah’s Sean Price (a personal favorite), and Masta Ace (current member of eMC and the man who Eminem blueprinted his rhyming style from), with Marco Polo’s DJ Premier-caliber beat and sample scratching is something that needs to be heard. Actually, the song reminds me of Gangstarr’s ‘Code of the Streets’ on some heavy steroids. All three emcees rhyme heavy and hard on the same type of shit that made Brooklyn the top hip hop boro in the 90s, bringing that raw energy back again.
Rating: 9.0
Source: Nah Right

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