Richmond Hill, the eagerly awaited sequel to Masta Ace and Marco Polo’s “A Breukelen Story,” draws its inspiration from Marco’s formative years in Richmond Hill, a quaint town near Toronto, Ontario. The album narrates Marco’s deep-seated love for hip-hop, his personal battles, including overcoming addiction, and the unwavering support he received from his family.
With their latest collaboration, Marco Polo’s expertise in production melds seamlessly with Masta Ace’s seasoned rapping skills. The results are powerful: thoughtful lyrics cutting through a mix of nostalgic soul beats and sharp drumwork. This musical odyssey not only honors the influence of the past on today but also features a star-studded lineup of guest artists from across rap’s landscape, like Inspectah Deck, Coast Contra, Blu, Che Noir, and Speech from Arrested Development. Joining them are Masta Ace’s trusted allies, Stricklin and Wordsworth, adding to the album’s dynamic range and historical depth.