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'''Camp Lo''' is an [[United States|American]] [[hip hop]] duo, formed in 1995, which hails from [[The Bronx]], [[New York]]. The duo consists of [[Rapping|rappers]] Sonny Cheeba (Salahadeen Wilds) and Geechi Suede (Saladine Wallace), both of [[Muslim]] upbringing.<ref>[http://camplo.net/ Camplo.net]</ref> The duo is perhaps best known for their 1997 hit, "[[Luchini AKA This Is It]]."


==Career==

Initially signed with [[Profile Records]], Camp Lo made their first appearance in 1996 on ''[[The Great White Hype]]'' soundtrack, with their [[Single (music)|single]], "Coolie High". The smooth party song was a minor hit, peaking at #25 on the ''[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]]'' [[Hot Rap Tracks|Hot Rap Singles]] chart. Their first major exposure came with the release of their second single, the upbeat, horn driven "Luchini", otherwise known as "This Is It". The song became a crossover hit in 1997, breaking into the Top 50 on the [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]], and reaching the top 5 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The track peaked at #74 in the [[UK Singles Chart]] in August 1997.<ref name="British Hit Singles & Albums">{{cite book

| first= David

| last= Roberts

| year= 2006

| title= British Hit Singles & Albums

| edition= 19th

| publisher= Guinness World Records Limited 

| location= London

| isbn= 1-904994-10-5

| page= 90}}</ref> The duo released their debut album ''[[Uptown Saturday Night (album)|Uptown Saturday Night]]'' in January 1997. The effort was widely acclaimed, praised for its accessible content and smooth, [[funk]] and [[jazz]] inspired production.{{Citation needed|date=May 2011}}


The majority of the album was produced by [[Ski (producer)|Ski]], famous for his work with [[Jay-Z]]. Guest appearances were provided by [[De La Soul]]'s Trugoy and [[Digable Planets]]' Butterfly. The album's 1970s styled content was influential on a number of artists within the next few years after its release, like [[Will Smith]], who enlisted Camp Lo for an appearance on his top-selling ''[[Big Willie Style]]'' album. Also in 1997, they appeared on [[Oran "Juice" Jones]]' single "Poppin' That Fly". They collaborated with [[De La Soul]] in 2000, on the song "So Good" from the ''Hip Hop 101 Compilation''. They finally returned with another album in 2002, titled ''[[Let's Do It Again (Camp Lo album)|Let's Do It Again]]''. This effort was not nearly as well-received as their debut, and was met with mediocre reviews and sales. Shortly after the album's release, [[Aesop Rock]] enlisted the duo to appear on his album ''[[Bazooka Tooth]]'', exposing them to fans of the underground [[Definitive Jux]] label. In 2007, the duo returned with ''[[Black Hollywood]]'' after a five year hiatus from their previous release.


In April 2008, Camp Lo signed with SRC/Universal Records. It changed its name to the Lo, on the recommendation from DJ Mr. Cee. The duo released a new single titled "Lumdi",<ref>[http://www.loud.com/feature/feature_the-lo-lumdi Loud.com]</ref> [[record producer|produced]] by Korleon.<ref>[http://www.myspace.com/korleon180 Myspace.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.wrightwayentertainment.com Wrightwayentertainment.com]</ref> They also confirmed a 2011 release for a new collaboration album with [[Pete Rock]], as they form their new group '80 Blocks From Tiffanys'.


In 2012 Geechi Suede collaborated with [[TheeKIDICARUS]] on a song "Ask About Me" where TheeKIDICARUS would produce the track.


In 2013, Geechi Suede was featured on the song "21st Century" from #TheRevival, a compilation album by Philly-based rappers/producers Franz Kafka and The TradeMark Experience.


==Discography==

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|align="left"|

|align="left"|''[[Uptown Saturday Night (album)|Uptown Saturday Night]]''

*Released: January 28, 1997

*Billboard 200 chart position: #27

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #5

*Singles: "Coolie High"/"Killin' Em Softly", "Luchini AKA This is It"/"Swing",<br>"Black Nostaljack AKA Come On"

|-

|align="left"|

|align="left"|''Short Eyes EP''

*Released: October 10, 2001

*Billboard 200 chart position: Released in Japan only

*Single: "Cybersex"

|-

|align="left"|

|align="left"|''[[Let's Do It Again (Camp Lo album)|Let's Do It Again]]''

*Released: May 21, 2002

*Billboard 200 chart position: -

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #64

*Singles: "Glow"/"Gorilla Pimp", "How U Walkin'"

|-

|align="center"|

|align="left"|''[[Black Hollywood]]''

*Released: July 24, 2007

*Billboard 200 chart position:

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:

*Singles: "Black Hollywood"/"Soul Fever"

|-

|align="left"|

|align="left"|''[[Stone & Rob: Caught On Tape (Camp Lo album)|Stone & Rob: Caught On Tape]]''

*Released: March 24, 2009

*Billboard 200 chart position: -

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:

* Label: Soul Fever/SRC/Universal

* Album: Stone And Rob: Caught On Tape Mixtape

* Producers: Apple Juice Kid, Rob Chaseman

*Singles: "On Smash" feat Styles P and Pete Rock, "Lumdi"

|-

|align="left"|

|align="left"|''[[Another Heist]]''

*Released: October 20, 2009

*Billboard 200 chart position: -

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:

*Singles: "Another Heist", "Son Of A..."

|-

|align="left"|

|align="left"|''80 Blocks From Tiffany's'' w/ [[Pete Rock]]

*Released: Summer, 2011

*Billboard 200 chart position: -

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:

*Singles: "Mic Check"

|-

|align="left"|

|align="left"|''[[Ragtime Hightimes]]''

*Released: May 19, 2015

*Billboard 200 chart position: -

*R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:

*Singles: "Cold Retarded"

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|-

!rowspan="2"|Year

!rowspan="2"|Single

!colspan="4"|Peak chart positions<ref name="BllbrdSingles">{{cite web|last=|first=|url={{Allmusic|class=album|id=r246771/charts-awards/billboard-single|pure_url=yes}}|title=allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))|format=|work=|publisher=Allmusic|accessdate=2010-10-08}}</ref>

|-

! style="width:100px;"|<small>U.S. [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]]</small>

! style="width:100px;"|<small>U.S. [[Hot Dance Singles Sales|Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales]]</small>

! style="width:100px;"|<small>U.S. [[Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales|Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks]]</small>

! style="width:100px;"|<small>U.S. [[Hot Rap Songs|Hot Rap Singles]]</small>

|-

| style="text-align:center;"|1996

|align="left"|"Coolie High"

| style="text-align:center;"|—

| style="text-align:center;"|—

| style="text-align:center;"|62

| style="text-align:center;"|25

|-

| style="text-align:center;" rowspan="2"|1997

|align="left"|"[[Luchini AKA This Is It]]"

| style="text-align:center;"|50

| style="text-align:center;"|8

| style="text-align:center;"|21

| style="text-align:center;"|5

|-

|align="left"|"Black Nostaljack AKA Come On"

| style="text-align:center;"|—

| style="text-align:center;"|24

| style="text-align:center;"|—

| style="text-align:center;"|—

|}