Camp Lo Make Timeless Hip-Hop. With 2 Great Tracks, This Video Doubles Down
In the twentieth year as an act with an album out, Camp Lo has only ramped it up in 2016. They’ve released a few unique items, including appearing on an incredible song (and music video) with The Avalanches, and started building out solo work.
If that’s not enough, Sonny Cheeba and Geechie Suede appear to be up to something else. Through Soulspazm (Mickey Factz & Nottz, Torae, Reef The Lost Cauze), the pair drops a double music video in “Piece Of The Action / The Heist.” Shot in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section (and club, Kung Fu Necktie), this video finds the two New York veterans bustin’ up slang linguistics on sample-driven beats (reportedly from their demo). The deft Jazz extractions fit the formula set out by Ski Beatz (who appears in the video) on Uptown Saturday Night and beyond. Albeit simple, this sidewalk-and-club treatment is as colorful as the music it complements.
For a group built around the idea of time-traveling, Camp Lo is proving to make ageless music.