Today In Hip-Hop: Camp Lo Releases ‘Uptown Saturday Night’

On this day, January 28, in hip-hop history... 1997: Today marks the eighteenth anniversary of  Bronx duo Camp Lo dropping their debut album Uptown Saturday Night. Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba formed Camp Lo in 1995 and brought the funk to the golden age of hip-hop. Riding on the success of their party single “Coolie High” off the Great White Hype Soundtrack, Camp Lo forged a compilation of mixed melodics, blending old jazz with incessant grooves of funk and hip-hop soul. With a sound like that, it makes perfect sense that the album held guest appearances by De La Soul's Trugoy and Digable Planet's Butterfly. The pair's ...

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