Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night (1997)

This is some smooth shit here, mang. Hard to really pin it down other than a super galactical, smoothed-out, coked-up version of "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" if Rae and Ghost were only describing the celebrations between drug deals. Their flows/voices are similar to Clipse, really, but the listener is left guessing about which they are talking, more often than not. But it sounds good. Interesting note about this is that, if you cross-reference this with Jay-Z's debut, Reasonable Doubt, you will hear a similarity in sound. Reason being is that Hov actually stole a few beats that were meant for this, overpaid the producers, then put them on his record, launching a "hundred-million dollar" career.

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Yesoos said...

beutiful. i love this album so much... i should marry it.

Anonymous said...

your "jay-z" "info" is waaaay off base..

Ski (of original flavor) which Jay-z did numerous songs & shows with..was to also later become Camp Lo's producer,

had been working on songs for a then barely known Jay-z since the days of Original Flavors "CAN I GET OPEN FEAT JAY-Z" in 1993

NONE of the beats on reasonable doubt were to be used by Camp lo..

Ski met Camp lo after Reasonable doubt became a hit with the NYC hip hop scene in late 95 (when it was released independently on freeze records, before Rocafella was picked up by def jam in 96) and A&R's came looking for him...

OT said...

That Cuban Linx comparison: hilariosly on point. Well played sir.