It was 25 years ago on January 28th, 1997 when Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede blessed us with Uptown Saturday Night. To celebrate the 25 Year Anniversary of the release of Camp Lo's classic album Uptown Saturday Night, Get On Down will be issuing a collection of releases in multiple configurations later this year. All will be available for individual purchase to serve all Hip-Hop Vinyl Junkies and 45 Fiends.
This is it (what?!) / Luchini pourin' from the sky/ Lets get rich (what?!) /
The cheeky vines / The sugar dimes / Cant quit (what?!)
Now pop the cork and scream the vigga / And get lit (what?! what?! what?!)
Uptown Saturday Night Repress
The collection would not be complete without the orignal album coming back into print. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed on double vinyl.
Hot of the success of Jay-Zs Reasonable Doubt, producer extraordinaire Ski was on fire when he flipped Dynastys Adventures In The Land of Music for Camp Los 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 Los'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 Gayes 1976 classic I Want You. It's hard to believe in the time of Puffys 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 Raps finer beats, the fact that Camp Lo got main stream radio play and love from big time club DJs is a testament to the essence of what Hip Hop was once about: raw talent and originality!