“80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” is a project named after a popular documentary directed by Gary Weis in 1979 that reflected the days of early Bronx gang life. The project is solely produced by legendary producer Pete Rock and lyrically mastered by the Bronx Dynamite Duo Camp Lo…. they are the group “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s”.
The venture started in 2008 after working on the hit “On Smash” which included Camp Lo, Pete Rock, & Styles P. This is when the trio decided to revive the Hip Hop heartbeat and pay tribute to the birthplace of Hip Hop. 80 Blocks will provide a more detailed understanding of the entities that are the foundation of the art. It will include a mix tape entitled “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” to be, and a fourteen track album to follow.
“Mic Check” the second single from “The Tiffany Blue Mixtape” encompasses the essence of the four elements of Hip Hop: MC’s, DJ’s, Breakers, and Taggers. The “Mic Check” video was directed by the talented Court Dunn.
The mix tape includes songs like “Jimmy Page” and the 1st single “Mic Check” which paint the canvas of the gritty side of 80 blocks. It also includes jewels like “On Ice” and “High Life” that display glitzy side of Tiffany’s.
For the album “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” Producer Pete Rock set the tone for Camp Lo on all of the tracks by providing authentic beats but yet with a distinctive style than what he is known for. The versatile layers created new flows, patterns, and subject matter making this collaborative effort an unexpected, unpredictable, unique, lyrical journey through Hip Hop culture. Towards the end of the excursion not only will you have witnessed an “Instant Classic”, but also you’ll feel like you just experienced a fantastic voyage to “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s”.
The official mixtape is available for download now on CAMPLO.NET