Camp Lo's Fort Apache (The Mixtape Album)
Perhaps my favorite thing about music criticism is that it allows you to shed light on acts that you believe slipped through the cracks, brilliant musicians who for one reason or another didn't receive the acclaim that they so rightfully deserved. That being said, there is no act in all of hip-hop more deserving of a critical re-evaluation than Camp Lo. My review of Geechie Suede and Sonny Chiba's new mixtape, Fort Apache (The Mixtape Album) is up at Stylus.
Read it here.
For those of you who don't know about the Lo, they're one of the all-time great duos in hip-hop history. Unfortunately, for reasons stemming mostly from label politics, Lo have only released two proper albums in their ten years of existence. The review explains more of their saga and about the album itself. Initially conceived as a mixtape designed to whet the public's appetitite for Lo's 9th Wonder and Ski produced full-length slated to drop next year, Fort Apache is more than just a mixtape. In my opinion, it's one of the five best hip-hop albums you'll hear all year (and easily the best mixtape). I highly recommend purchasing it. And while you're at it, pick up their classic debut Uptown Saturday Night, one of the best little-known hip-hop albums of all time.
MP3: Camp Lo: "Suga' Willie's Revenge"
MP3: Camp Lo: "Ganja Lounge"
Bonus from Uptown Saturday Night
MP3: Camp Lo: "Luchini (AKA This is It)"