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Marco Polo ft. The Artifacts – “Back to Work”
It’s been nearly 15 years since El Da Sensei and Tame One have recorded a track together, but the Jersey duo do it big on this latest cut from Marco Polo’s upcoming Newport Authority 2 mixtape. Going bar-for-bar over Marco’s intricately layered, bass-heavy boom-bap production, Tame and El remind boom-bap heads why the Artifacts are one of hip-hop’s most beloved duos and give hope that maybe one day, they’ll return to the wrong side of the tracks. – Sean Ryon, News Editor