It’s been less than 24 hours, and we’ve been hit with three quality projects to enjoy: first Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap, then J. Cole’s Truly Yours 2, and now Marco Polo’s Newport Authority 2. Oh, and they’re all FREE. I’d say the summer is off to a good start. Read what Marco Polo had to say about Newport Authority 2 and stream/download the album below.

“The Newport Authority 2 album was inspired by politics & industry bulls*** that prevented this material from being included on my upcoming LP PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mixtape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the s*** is free – so enjoy!” – Marco Polo

Download: Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (via 2DBZ)