Legendary Bronx-bred hip-hop duo Camp Lo burst onto the scene in 1997, when their classic debut album Uptown Saturday Night (and it’s anthemic single “Luchini”) introduced fans to the Lo’s intricate flows and cutting-edge slang editorials. Nearly two decades later, Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba are back with Ragtime Hightimes, a brand new album produced by longtime collaborator Ski Beatz. The album finds Camp Lo and Ski Beatz pushing past boundaries while staying true to their creative vision.
“This piece is different ’cause we were in a different space,” says Suede. “It’s always gonna be us, just different versions of ourselves. We’re exploring different dimensions in visual sound texture.”
While much of their classic material was sample-based, the group is now experimenting with live instrumentation more than ever before.
“The originality remains,” adds Cheeba. “There are differences in sound, mostly due to the live instruments.” Overall, the result is a singular piece of “time traveling art” that is sure to resonate for years to come. “This album just feels good,” explains Suede. “It’s our favorite way to feel.”
01. Black Jesus
03. Its Cold
04. Power Man
06. Gypsy Notes
07. Cold Retarded
08. Award Winning
09. Life I Love
10. Bright Lights
12. Mean Joe
The album Camp Lo “Ragtime Hightimes” (Nature Sounds) is going to be released May 22, 2015.