Gettin’ ‘Lo’ on Saturday at DBGBs
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • December 03, 2012 @ 3:43pm
There’s a strong sense of nostalgia when it comes to ‘90s hip-hop. The era of Biggie and ‘Pac is viewed as an extension of rap’s Golden Age—which many believe to be the 1980s—and present attempts to rekindle the same spirit and simplicity seem to be falling short.
This knowledge is not lost on Buffalo, as a collection of hip-hop artists gather for a show that honors longevity and recognizes the emergence of local talent. Presented by Essential Vitamins Crew and Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, which doubles as the host, late-‘90s rap duo Camp Lo joins local artists Spec-Ill K, Ajent-O and L-Biz for a 10 p.m. show (doors at 9) Saturday. Hosts are a familiar hip-hop/producer duo in Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils.
Tickets are $12 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets and $15 at the door.
Camp Lo, which comprises two Brooklyn-born rappers in Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede, will perform 1997 breakout album “Uptown Saturday Night” in its entirety. That includes this particularly memorable hit.
Apparently, “luchini” refers to money, but this took several minutes of sleuthing to figure out. Oh, those ‘90s.
Although Buffalo is by no means synonymous with “hip-hop greatness,” there are a number of local artists trying desperately to make a living with their lyrical flow. Will one eventually carve out national recognition?