CAMP LO Live with a live band
Opening performance by Reesa Renee
Hosted by Hezekiah
Saturday June 10, 2017
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 10:30 PM
at Johnny Brenda's
Legendary Bronx-bred hip-hop duo Camp Lo burst onto the scene in 1997, when their classic debut album Uptown Saturday Night (and it’s anthemic single “Luchini”) introduced fans to the Lo’s intricate flows and cutting-edge slang editorials. Nearly two decades later, Camp Lo emcees Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba are back with Ragtime Hightimes, a brand new album produced by longtime collaborator Ski Beatz. Although he’s worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Mos Def, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, and many more, Ski has always shared a special creative connection with Camp Lo. “Ski is the third member of the Lo,” explains Suede. “Ain’t no end to it..only new beginnings.” Ragtime Hightimes finds Camp Lo and Ski Beatz pushing past boundaries while staying true to their creative vision. “This piece is different ‘cause we were in a different space,” says Suede. “It’s always gonna be us, just different versions of ourselves. We’re exploring different dimensions in visual sound texture.” While much of their classic material was sample-based, the group is now experimenting with live instrumentation more than ever before. “The originality remains,” adds Cheeba. “There are differences in sound, mostly due to the live instruments.” Overall, the result is a singular piece of “time traveling art” that is sure to resonate for years to come. “This album just feels good,” explains Suede. “It’s our favorite way to feel.” Videos for ‘Bright Lights”, “Life I Love”, X-Seminar” and “You” are on rotation now from the new album Ragtime Hightimes, which is available now at most physical and digital outlets. The Black Connection EP featuring the Black Connection trilogy and two new songs “Make Me Dance” and TNT aka Dynamite Love is also available at all digital outlets and streaming service providers. http://officialcamplo.com/
Reesa Renee is an artist, musician, songwriter, and lyrical poet from the DC Metropolitan Area. Her voice skims through the soulful sounds of the jazz era and then fast-forwards your musical clocks to the more modern sounds of the R&B greats of today. Add that to an energetic ensemble of musical harmonies and undertones and you get an amazing experience.
Reesa Renee launched her solo career in 2011 and in October, became the second person to win the prestigious Amateur Night at the Apollo in the last three years with her original song, "Got Me Loose". She has performed alongside of musical veterans Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn, Chuck Brown, Roy Ayers and Wale and also has been spoken highly of by Hometown Radio Personality EZ Street and even bigger, her biggest inspiration Jill Scott.
Reesa Renee's released her sophmore project and EP entitled "Lovers Rock" and this project was recently highlighted from the Washington City Paper as one of the BEST LOCAL ALBUMS of 2015! Check out her latest interview with The Singers Room and catch up on her latest news concerning project, touring and MORE! http://www.reesarenee.com/
In 2005 Hezekiah produced and recorded his debut album Hurry Up & Wait. The album features Bahamadia, Scratch (of The Roots), Grand Agent, and Santigold. He met Jim Drew of Soulspazm Records at an after-school jam session that led to him being signed to the label and releasing the album in 2006. This led him to record Bilal's demo which landed Bilal a record deal with Interscope Records.
Also in 2005, Hezekiah was hired to produce with Tone Whitfield the music for a Showtime original series, Street Time. While producing and recording his album Hurry Up and Wait, Hezekiah began working on albums for Philadelphia singer Aaron Livingston and Musiq Soulchild's backup singers, Aaries.
2012 Hezekiah teamed up with Tone Whitfield to form a group Johnny Popcorn and released an EP. Eventually Hezekiah recruited singer Jani Coral to split vocals and formed a new version of Johnny Popcorn that is a rock, funk, alternative band. The first album, "The Crow" was released 2012. Johnny Popcorn has opened for Ladi6, Talib Kweli, Robert Glasper, and Bilal.
2015 Hezekiah released his 5th solo hip hop album "Dreams Don't Chase Themselves" and a short film by the same name.