Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx, The eXXecution
Duck Down Records
Canadian producer Marco Polo knows how to cajole strong performances out of recalcitrant thug rappers. For Ruste Juxx, the star of The eXXecution, he lays down a template of grimy loops, setting the background for Juxx’s growls and barks. Juxx knows how to flow, and doesn’t get in Marco Polo’s way. However, he doesn’t add much lyrical flavor, either. It only takes a few seconds of a hilarious Sean Price cameo – “F*ck all that dis rap sh*t, n*gga/When I see you, wings on your back” – to highlight what’s missing from The eXXecution.