Uptown Saturday Night the debut studio album from American hip hop group Camp Lo was released on Profile Records and distributed through Arista Records. The album spawned the hit single, “Luchini AKA This Is It”.
The album peaked at twenty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fifth spot on the R&B Albums chart.
Uptown Saturday Night is often hailed as a classic by fans and critics. Leo Stanley of AllMusic called the album “a refreshing fusion of hip-hop, soul, and jazz that manages to avoid most jazz-rap clichés while retaining street credibility”, and “a worthwhile debut”.
The album cover is an homage to the album cover of Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, which featured the painting “Sugar Shack” by Ernie Barnes.
Album Chart (1997)Peak position
U.S. R&B Albums 5
Year Single Peak chart positions
U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1996 “Coolie High”—— 62—
1996 “Luchini AKA This Is It “50 82 15”
1996 “Black Nostaljack AKA Come On” — 24 —