Uptown Saturday Night (2LP)
Hot of the success of Jay-Zs Reasonable Doubt, producer extraordinaire Ski was on fire when he flipped Dynastys Adventures In The Land of Music for Camp Los breakout 1996 smash single Luchini aka This Is It. The same year saw Camp Lo opening shows for De La Soul during their Stakes is High tour. Combine that with the fact that Ish aka Butterfly from Digable Planets had cosigned for the groups reputation and would appear on of the tracks (in addition to Trugoy from De La), there became a huge buzz around their debut album Uptown Saturday Night. Fast forward a few months to January 1997 and the heavily anticipated release of Camp Los first record, which did not disappoint. It struck the perfect balance between club tracks and underground bangers for the mixtape crowd. Critically acclaimed and fan approved, this late 90s must-have was complimented by the incredible cover art illustrated by legendary NYC graffiti artist Dr. Revolt that paid homage to Marvin Gayes 1976 classic I Want You. Its hard to believe in the time of Puffys heyday, Camp Lo had developed and delivered a style of Hip Hop that was not only fresh and creative, but also straight up dope. Flipping intricate rhyme styles over some of Raps finer beats, the fact that Camp Lo got main stream radio play and love from big time club DJs is a testament to the essence of what Hip Hop was once about: raw talent and originality! Remastered from the original tapes and pressed on loud double vinyl.