In Black Hollywood – Camp Lo

Camp Lo

01. Posse From the Bronx
02. 82 Afros Feat. Ski
03. Soul Fever
04. Pushahoe
05. Suga Willie’s Revenge
06. Jack N’ Jill
07. Material
08. Money Clap
09. Ganja Lounge
10. Black Hollywood
11. Zoom
12. Sweet Claudine

Camp Lo is a rap group that hails from the Bronx section of New York. It consists of group members Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba. They had a blip on the Hip Hop radar with their 1997 single Luchini AKA This is it. This due in part to the Good Times, 70’s inspired video. It gained some buzz in an era flooded with commercial smashes of the era, which featured artists from the super record labels Bad Boy, Death Row and No Limit Records. Getting any attention during this era proved to be a lofty goal but somehow they were able to.

Fast forward to 2007 where the only relevant artists coming out of the Bronx are Fat Joe who officially resides in Miami and Remy Ma who doesn’t move any units. This leaves Camp Lo, who after listening to In Black Hollywood their third album, aren’t going to bring the Bronx back. It’s not in any way shape or form doing anything new. The music is steeped in a marijuana haze with lyrics that’ll leave you like “Huhh.” They mesh rhymes about furs, weed, rims, women, flossin’ and guns except they use obscure Ghostface and Raekwon-esque descriptions. But, they aren’t nearly as entertaining. Here are some words that shouldn’t be featured on the same rap album at the same time: leprechaun, piranha, nitroglycerin, Goldie Hawn, Apache, duck hunt, shark turbo, barracuda, rollercoaster, thunderbirds etc. and this is from an album that clocks out at 35 minutes. Yikes! There’s some ok production on the tracks listed here Posse from the Bronx and Material. Honestly, this is one album that I will never listen to again. This gets a resounding WACK. Mathis signing out.

10 Responses to “In Black Hollywood – Camp Lo”

  1. NativeAmericaIndianX Says:
    August 4th, 2007 at 7:19 am

    this album will be the best of the year….oh wait a minute its really not 1983. Oh well good try though guys, but don’t be mad UPS is hiring and they about to start giving niggas like you overtime.

  2. NoName Says:
    August 9th, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    F*ck Native and the guy who rated this album wack.

  3. Goat Says:
    August 9th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    I didn’t rate it but its clear you feel strong about the album. Maybe you can leave some form of non neanderthal reason as to why its a good album.

  4. Feeling good Says:
    August 12th, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Camp lo makes that feel good music
    Maybe you guys like that Corny shit thats out on the radio now which is fine but camp lo brings there own style got to respect that
    we cant pop lock and drop it forever people

  5. Goat Says:
    August 12th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Well Feeling Good it’s obvious you think were just haing or very young. I’ll let you know I don’t cosign bullshit. Camp Lo is cool for what it is but why lie, theres no rel lyricism. Ski’s beats are cool on it but dudes aint saying nothing…point blank period

  6. NoName Says:
    September 23rd, 2007 at 1:57 am

    Whatever. The album is nice. Period.

  7. mainsource Says:
    December 3rd, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    camp lo is a solid group, proving they still got what it takes to make a good album. for the degenerates that left negative comments, you should do your research! whats out now thats any better? but then again maybe its your taste. guess if a song doesnt have a video and/or a stupid dance with fingers snappin you wont vibe to it. and to the person who rated this album, do urself a favor and go play in traffic.
    peace to feelgood its nice to see someone on here is aware!

  8. Goat Says:
    December 3rd, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Try American Gangster, Big Doe Rehab, The Brick, Curtis, Graduation….How about you make a blog and give it a good rating….yes that would nice. Then again it would probably be too much work for you. tsk tsk

  9. Baltimore Says:
    February 15th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Half those albums/artists can be traced back to Camp Lo’s style. Jay-Z was produced by Ski Beatz and American Gangster was all about going back to Reasonable Doubt, Big Doe Rehab robbed a joint from Lo (“We Celebrate” taken from “82 Afros”), and Ski was looping soul long before Kanye.

    Why the fuck is Curtis on that list, that shit was terrible.

    Black Hollywood was dope. Maybe it wasn’t UTSN, but still nice.

  10. Fab5ive Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    This is it – What?! Camp Lo interview…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)

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