Hot of the success of Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, producer extraordinaire Ski was on fire when he flipped Dynasty’s “Adventures In The Land of Music” for Camp Lo’s 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 group’s 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
Lo’s 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 Gaye’s
1976 classic I Want You. It’s hard to believe in the time of Puffy’s 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 Rap’s finer beats, the fact
that Camp Lo got main stream radio play and love from big time club DJ’s 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.
Includes 18” X 24” poster illustrated by artist Dr. Revolt