The Bronx duo Camp Los 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 dont 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 2002s Lets Dot It Again, 2007s Black Hollywood, and this years Stone and Rob Caught on Tape, which continues Sonny Cheeba and Geechie Suedes Blacksploitation-style street swagger. Theres something at once hard and joke-y about Camp Lo, as if theyre 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