Album Review: Camp Lo, “Ragtime Hightimes”

Camp Lo Ragtime Hightimes
(Nature Sounds – May 18, 2015)
(Hip Hop)
Review by Brandon Foster

Camp Lo is the only group in hip-hop history to be before and after its time. They were able to bring in a 70s New York City flavor in a 90s hip-hop environment and pull it off effortlessly (and with a touch of OutKast). It took a while to fully absorb just how special their classic debut album Uptown Saturday Night was. Since that 1997 debut, Camp Lo pretty much fell below the radar. Yes, they have had a few releases through the years but they were nowhere near the debut album. However, four years ago, they picked up a little steam. Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba joined forces with legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock for the 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s mixtape to a lot of fanfare. Continue reading