I found these just casually cold lamping on a disc 2 of a random 2007(?) Best of Camp Lo compilation. That disc is kinda weird, I’m not sure how it qualifies as a ‘best of’ considering that many of the featured tracks are rather obscure. Anyway, the songs below are the standouts of the bunch.
Both of these show Lo at their ethereal best and by demo standards the sound quality is better than average. This particular version of Coolie High is actually the fourth ‘official’ permutation of the song (the others – 1, 2, 3), being fairly different from both the album version and the 2 remixes. I’m curious how much similar material Ski has laying around in the vaults, hopefully his recent resurgence will bring some of it to the surface. Uptown Saturday Night is due for a deluxe reissue treatment anyway.
Just for the hell of it, here’s the Camp Lo version of Feelin’ It. The story of how Jay Z ended up with this beat is now stuff of internet canon and the song has been around for a while, but I still never skip it when it randomly pops up on the ipod.