Masta Ace & Marco Polo is teaming up to bring you A Breukelen Story, where the concept for the album is about the Canadian’s move to Brooklyn from Toronto – back in the early 2000s.
For their introduction to the album, the duo linked up with Boot Camp Clik’s own Smif-N-Wessun – who comes in on the hook for the song, ‘Brooklyn’. In an interview with Complex, Ace says it’s a tribute in a positive way to his hometown.
“This song is an ode to my birthplace…. Brooklyn… originally named Breukelen after the city in Holland… the video depicts the beauty and essence of my city and Director Parris Stewart captures it perfectly!”
‘Breukelen’ is ‘Brooklyn’ in Dutch. The Dutch settled in the town and gave it the name (similar to the name of the town in Holland) in the 17th century.
This isnt the first time we’ve seen Ace and Polo link up to do music. Ace appeared on Polo’s ‘Nostalgia’ track (in which the video was shot in Brooklyn) from his 2007’s Port Authority album, and in 2011 they did a song called I Refuse (feat. eMC partner Wordsworth) for Russell Peters’ stand up comedy gig on DVD.
The album is set for a November 9th release on Fat Beats, which you can now pre-order. Tracklisting below.
2. Dad’s Talk (Skit)
3. Breukelen “Brooklyn” feat. Smif-N-Wessun
4. Get Shot
5. Still Love Her feat. Pearl Gates
6. Man Law feat. Styles P
7. You & I
8. Gotta Go (Skit)
9. Sunken Place feat. Pav Bundy
10. Corporal Punishment feat. Elzhi
11. Landlord Of The Flies (Skit)
12. Count Em Up feat. Lil Fame
13. American Me
14. The Cutting Room (Skit)
15. God Bodies feat. Trini Boy
16. Wanna Be f. Marlon Craft
17. Three feat. eMC
18. The Fight Song feat. Pharoahe Monch
19. Mom’s Talk (Skit)