Bahamadia ft. K-Swift & Mecca Starr (Prod. By DJ Premier) – 3 The Hard Way
Bahamadia (born Antonia Reed) is a Philadelphia-born hip hop artist, a DJ who later became an MC. As a member of Gang Starr Foundation, she released her critically-acclaimed debut album entitled Kollage in 1996. The album featured production by Guru and DJ Premier of Gangstarr. Kollage was followed in 2001 by BB Queen, an EP release.
Bahamadia is a respected lyricist in hip hop and is known for her silky, subdued monotone delivery. She has expressed a positive attitude toward globalism as an emerging trend in hip hop. For example, in a 2003 collaboration with little-known group the Sisters of the Underground on a track entitled “Global”, she performs lyrics in the chorus which acknowledge Japan, Canada, Sweden, Norway, and Thailand, among other countries, for fostering vibrant hip hop communities, and Japan in particular for the dedication of her Japanese fans. She has recorded a number of bootlegs exclusively released in Japan.
Her reputation in North America has been enhanced by a number of highly regarded guest appearances on tracks by artists including Talib Kweli, The Roots, Jedi Mind Tricks and Planet Asia, and through her association with the Philadelphia hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs.
Beat This: A Hip-Hop History is a 1984 BBC documentary film about hip-hop culture, directed by Dick Fontaine. The cast includes Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc — the film includes footage from Herc’s original dance parties — The Cold Crush Brothers, Jazzy Jay, Brim Fuentes, and The Dynamic Rockers. It is narrated by Imhotep Gary Byrd. Originally part of the Arena television series, it was among the first crop of documentaries about hip-hop
Camp Lo is an American hip hop duo, formed in 1995, which hails from The Bronx, New York. The duo consists of rappers Sonny Cheeba (Salahadeen Wilds) and Geechi Suede (Saladine Wallace).
Camp Lo made their first appearance in 1996 on The Great White Hype soundtrack, with their single “Coolie High”. The smooth party song was a minor hit, peaking at #25 on the Billboard 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, and reaching the top 5 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The duo released their debut album Uptown Saturday Night in January 1997. The effort was widely acclaimed, praised for its accessible content and smooth, funk and jazz inspired production.
The majority of the album was produced by 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 70s-style 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 Hip Hop legends 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. 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 summer 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. They have changed their name to The Lo. This name change was a recommendation from NYC’s Hot 97 DJ Mr. Cee. He suggested that this would assist the guys in reintroducing themselves to the mainstream. The duo released a new single titled “Lumdi”, produced by Korleon and co-produced by The Apple Juice Kid.
On March 24, 2009, Camp lo’s highly anticipated CD, Stone & Rob: Caught on Tape, was released. The album featured Brooklyn, NY singer, Yazarah, and was produced by Apple Juice Kid and Rob Chaseman.
Extended & updated info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Lo