Camp Lo

Friday, June 12

The Bronx duo Camp Lo’s hit single “Luchini,” off their 1999 release Uptown Saturday Night, contains within its celebratory bounce and carefree rhymes a potent danceability — and a fucking great hook. “This is it, what?” If you don’t remember that call to the clouds off the top, trust me, if they rock that cut tonight, you will. Thankfully, Camp Lo has other tunes to knock, including those from 2002’s Let’s Dot It Again, 2007’s Black Hollywood, and this year’s Stone and Rob Caught on Tape, which continues Sonny Cheeba and Geechie Suede’s Blacksploitation-style street swagger. There’s something at once hard and joke-y about Camp Lo, as if they’re rapping about people they know and not themselves. In other words, they take their flows seriously, but not necessarily themselves. Just look at their names. With Fatal Lucciauno, Clockwork, Helladope, DJs Sosa + Marc Sense, host Vitamin D.

Fri., June 12, 9:30 p.m., 2009

 
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