Camp Lo ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ 20th Anniversary

Release date: 28th January 1997

Label: Profile / Arista
Producers: Ski, Trugoy the Dove

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Uptown Saturday Night is the acclaimed debut studio album from Americanhip hop group Camp Lo, released January 28, 1997 on Profile Records and distributed through Arista Records. The album spawned the hit single, “Luchini AKA This Is It”. The album peaked at twenty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fifth spot on the R&B Albums chart. Uptown Saturday Night is often hailed as a classic by fans and critics. Leo Stanley of Allmusic called the album “a refreshing fusion of hip-hop, soul, and jazz that manages to avoid most jazz-rap clich├ęs while retaining street credibility,” and “a worthwhile debut. The album cover is an homage to the album cover of Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, which featured the painting “Sugar Shack” by Ernie Barnes.”

Additional info:

- The album track ‘Swing’ appears on our Classic Material 1997 Mixtape.
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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