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Camp Lo

Coolie High Is Life

Persia Records
Nigh-on 20 years since ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ first blew our minds with Camp Lo’s unique walk and talk — the 'On The Way Uptown' collection of demos and rarities from their early years impossibly manages to build the intrigue about this great lost zenith of '90s hip-hop. This is the highlight. Ski on the beats and loops and that remarkable singularity of sound is there from the off, Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede already discovering their utterly idiosyncratic way with fucked-up syntax and word-wrangling. Alongside Das Efx, a reminder of a time when oddity of sound and vision was prized by B-Boys. Essential.
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