Saturday, August 2, 2008

Camp Lo

Camp Lo rose from obscurity to drop what could arguably be called the hip hop album of 1997. When they arrived, they came with a style and flow that was all their own. Blaxploitation themes, original flows, and slang that took a while to decipher but was still accessible -- everything about them was extra tight. The production was handled solely by Ski -- the man responsible for the production on Jay-Z's 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt -- so you know the production was crazy. I'd even go as far as to say that the production was better on Uptown Saturday Night than it was on Reasonable Doubt. Camp Lo have dropped a few more albums, but none of them come close to this one. This is one of the top 3 rap releases of 1997.

Uptown Saturday Night [Profile Records 1997]

1. Krystal Karrington
2. Luchini AKA This Is It
3. Park Joint
4. B-Side To Hollywood feat. Trugoy the Dove of De La Soul
5. Killin' Em Softly
6. Sparkle
7. Black Connection
8. Swing feat. Ish AKA Butterfly of Digable Planets
9. Rockin' It AKA Spanish Harlem
10. Say Word feat. Jungle Brown
11. Negro League feat. Bones & Karachi R.A.W.
12. Nicky Barnes AKA It's Alright feat. Jungle Brown
13. Black Nostaljack AKA Come On
14. Coolie High
15. Sparkle (Mr. Midnight Mix)


  1. Geechi and Sonny have been the epitome of cool in the form of word to me since the moment I heard them. If Ski and the Lo ever get back together for an album, oh man.