Polo

Polo

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandHip Hop

Polo, a seasoned professional and true talent. His lyrics are skillfully written and masterfully executed. He is able to expose his Bay Area and Southern roots in every verse, all while maintaining his truly unique sound.

Biography

Hailing from Oakland California, Polo began his rap career in 1996 as part of the Oakland group, Hittaz on tha Payroll along with members Flechberg Slim, Eddie Projex & Curcinado.

For more than ten years, Polo has split his time between Oakland and Atlanta which definitely contributes to his unique sound. The Bay Area is known for setting trends, which is reflected in Polo’s rap style. Grimy, true to his Oakland roots while incorporating the more eclectic sound of Atlanta. Although Polo has a sound uniquely his own, he is influenced by MC’s like Eric B and Rakim, Too Short, Slick Rick, 2 Pac, Naz, Biggie and Snoop Dogg.

Polo debuted with the Hittaz on Numbskull’s (1/2 of platinum-selling group Luniz) Good Laaawd, That's a Lot of Drank album in 1999. In 2001, with no distribution deal, the Hittaz sold their debut album, entitled Underground Like Dead People, “out the trunk,” and began to build a solid fan base. In 2003 The Hittaz really began to attract attention with the release of album, Ghetto Storm, on their own, City Hall-distributed Hitta Records and presented by Numbskull of the Luniz. Polo, along with Curcinado from the Hittaz released, Acid on FastLife/Hitta Records in 2004. Also in 2004 Polo released mixtape Underground Like Dead People II. Over the course of his career, Polo has collaborated with a multitude of artist including; The Luniz, Ice-T, Mac Dre, Keak the Sneak, B-Legit, Digital Underground San Quinn, Messy Marv and the list goes on.

Polo has been in the studio since the start of the year, writing and recording his first solo project titled C.H.A.P.S. (Cant Have A Polo Shirt.) Polo is known for his vivid and witty lyrics; equal parts; aggressive, street. A combination that promises to make his solo debut, with a summer 2009 release date a solid and well rounded CD.

http://www.myspace.com/polon4l

Discography

UnderGround Like dead People Hittaz On tha Payroll 2000
Ghetto Storm Hittaz On tha Payroll 2003
Underground like dead People II Hittaz On tha Payroll 2004
Acid Polo & Curcinado 2006

Collaborations/Mixtapes/Guest Appearances


Delinquents Dominion F*** 'Em One Time - Feat. Hittaz On Da Payroll & G-Stack 2001
Glys Spitta 40 Below Where the Gangstas At Feat. the Hittaz On the Payroll 2002
Frisco Street Show This is How We Eat Heard Nothin' Like This - Chunk/Lil Ric/Hittaz On Tha Payroll 2003
Frisco Street Show This is How We Eat Gangstas in the Bay - Mac Dre/Lil Ric/Hittaz On Tha Payroll 2003
Laroo Trash-N-Treasure Let it go Feat. Hittaz on tha Payroll 2003
Black Dynasty Hacer Dinero (Get Money) Like Me Feat. Polo of Hittaz On Da Payroll & L.O.S. 2004
FM Blue The World is Blue Hoodlum Feat. Keak Da Sneak & Polo 2004
The Jaka The Mixtape Closer [Remix] Feat. Polo Of The Hittaz On The Payroll 2006
Rob LO Street Epidemic Money on My Mind - with T-Luni/Jacka/Hittaz On Tha Payroll 2006
Delinquents The Dominion Continues War feat. Hittaz On Da Payroll & Mob Figaz 2006
G-Stack Purple Project Volume 1 Welcome To Purple City Small Change Feat. G-Stack, J-Stalin & Polo 2007
Mac Dre The Best of Mac Dre ( Vol 4) Payroll & Thizz - featuring Hittaz On Tha Payroll 2008
500 And Mr. China - The Hyenna Boy$ Lookin Death In Tha Eyes Feat. Platinum Playaz, Hittaz On Tha Payroll 2008
Eddi Projex I got the Streets On Fire The Payroll Feat. Hittaz on tha Payroll 2009