Titled “Phone Check,” the video finds the rapper spitting bars in a number of different locations, over super smooth production (that happens to use a Mobb Deep Prodigy soundbite).
“Don’t make me have to call your name out,” Geechi declares on the track’s hook. The warning (and the rhymes that follow) serve as a reminder that Geechi can still flow for days.
“Phone Check” serves as the first single off of Geechi’s album. The New York rapper announced the forthcoming release with a video that dropped last week.
“It’s like if we were a radio station playing the music we want to hear, and not what we feel like the people want to hear,” Geechi states about the album in the clip.
In the video he also discusses the future of Camp Lo, saying that the rap duo’s next album will drop some time in January of next year. The release of the untitled project will coincide with the 20 year anniversary of their seminal album, Uptown Saturday Night.
The album was released on January 28, 1997, and featured notable singles “Coolie High,” “Luchini AKA This Is It” and “Black Nostaljack AKA Come On.”
“I’m just excited about what I got going on individually, as well as collectively with my partner Sonny Cheeba,” Geechi says in the video.
The last release from the group was last year’s Ragtime Hightimes. They also made an appearance on this year’s The Avalanches album Wildflower, on the song “Because I’m Me.”
Camp Lo served as the supporting during Digable Planets‘ reunion tour in August, as well. In the trailer video you can catch some scenes from the former performing “Luchini” at Downtown Los Angeles’ Regent Theatre.
0.9 NyteLife FM drops on December 2. Check out “Phone Check” below.