Pete Rock & CL Smooth w/ Camp Lo, Stay Tuned (Mane Rok & Deejay Tense), Eddie Knolls, uNit(e) and DJ Wesley Wayne

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop duo emerged onto the music scene in 1991 with their debut EP, “All Souled Out” which was followed by their release of the classic “Mecca and the Soul Brother” LP.

As one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic producer’s, Pete Rock utilized obscure soul and jazz records as sample resources, frequently making use of horn-driven hooks. Lead vocalist CL Smooth’s vocal style tended toward the philosophical. Their signature hit “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” has been recognized as one of the most memorable Hip-Hop records of all time. The duo’s “Mecca & the Soul Brother” LP has been acclaimed and praised for the manner in which it’s lyrics, music, and melodies combined to tell soul stirring and honest stories of urban romance and life.

Camp Lo

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 AKA 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 their light accessible content and their smooth, funk and jazz inspired production. Despite a classic blaxploitation style and sound was far ahead of it's time. There was no neo-soul or fly vintage gear. Hip Hop was backpacks and timbo's while Camp Lo was taking it Uptown. Named after the 1974 Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby comedy, Uptown Saturday Night was produced primarily by Camp Lo's third member Ski who made a name for himself through his work on Jay-Z’s album Reasonable Doubt. “Luchini” was a crossover success, breaking top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and top 5 on the Hot Rap Singles Chart. Naturally going against the grain in their daily lives as individuals, as a team, the lyrics and sounds of legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Marvin Gaye are a major influence of Camp Lo's vintage yet timeless sound. Such a well-rounded background in music, film, fashion, and spirituality leads to the timelessly soulful sound of their tracks, a sound which clearly appeals to the masses. Believed to be kindred souls, the connection between Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba was strong long before they ever met. Having variations of the same name, dating back to Muslim upbringings and carrying impressively, optimistic perspectives on life as well as an immense fascination with the fashion and lingo of the Blaxpoitation era- although they grew up in the typically survivalist vibe of Bronx, NY- this pair was meant to come together. Though Profile would release Uptown Saturday and the classic Luchini 12" the groups contract was sold within a year to Arista after Profile ceased to release hip hop music. Arista re-released uptown Saturday Night a year later and confined Camp Lo to making music that they had no desire to record. The Arista recordings were never released and Camp Lo quickly got out of their contract with Arista. Following the success of Uptown which included guest appearances 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". Camp Lo then jumped at the chance to produce the double-sided single, “Cookers” and “Trouble Man” on Stimulated/Loud Records. That enabled them to move forth into the realm of independently produced music of their own, as they had planned originally. In recent years, Camp Lo has been spending their time making their name known and solidifying their worldly fan base. Their tours have taken place around the States, in Germany, London, and Japan and have consistantly been in the studio having appeared on Aesop Rock's “Limelighters,” and Life Savas"Gutterfly" which was heard throughout 2007's NBA playoffs as part of the GMC Truck Campaign.

They have since appeared on albums with Kids in the Halls, 9th Wonder, Ski Beats, and continued to release albums independently. Black Hollywood (2007), Lumdi 12" on SRC/Universal (2007), Stone & Rob: Caught On Tape (2008), and Another Heist (2009) have all been creative stepping stones to continue creating it as the BX MCs have always done. A Ski Beats produced sequel to Uptown Saturday Night, titles A Piece of The Action" is in the works.

In the meantime the group is looking forward to being a part of hip-hop's resurrection and return to it's classic sound and foundations. This go around they are hopefully not too far ahead of their time.

Stay Tuned

Formerly the trio ManeLine, including partner InkLine, Mane Rok and Deejay Tense changed the landscape of hip-hop music in Colorado forever. The group ushered in a new era of respect from media and venues using their unique style of hip-hop art.

In late 2009 after having opened for Gnarls Barkley and Bassnectar at the first SOCO Music Festival in Denver, they met an untimely road block with InkLine taking a prison sentence. The unfortunate news came at a time of the trio’s rise through the ranks, having just received Spin Magazine’s coveted “next big thing,” mention.

Mane Rok and Tense found themselves creating all new music in 2010, revamping the stage show and rebuilding a rep that seemed to be locked away with InkLine. After a few years, numerous projects and more than a few tours, the duo felt their brand recognition was more than solid. There was one missing piece to the puzzle, however, and it was the media’s understanding of Tense’s crucial role as deejay.

A turntabalist behind the wheels of steel, Deejay Tense is the
backbone of the live show. His dexterity accompanied by visuals and Mane Rok’s bone rattling flow, ManeLine evolved once more. This time into Stay Tuned, a fitting moniker for any artist who has fought for change, go through change, and are looking to change the game.

Stay Tuned.

- Nominated for the Westword Music Showcase 2005-2013 (Solo MC, Crew, Group categories thru the years)
- Nominated for Best Male MC 2013 - 5280 Urban Music Awards
- Nominated for Best Complete Project "Murder He Wrote" 2013 - 5280 Urban Music Awards


"Stay Tuned (comprised of Deejay Tense and Mane Rok) came on next and put on arguably the most impressive show and
certainly the most audacious set of the day. The act's performance was the first that included a visual component, but the elements were combined so expertly, it was not merely an audio show with visuals, it was a complete audio/visual experience.

Even without the video, though, Stay Tuned would have been impressive. With Mane Rok absolutely brutalizing the microphone with blazing cadences and powerful a cappellas and Tense providing scratching that was not only impressive technically but musically as well (plus a frenzied display of incredible skill right at the end), Stay Tuned was the perfect way to close an excellent night at City Hall."
-Noah Hubbel - Westword

Eddie Knolls

Eddie Knolls is a 25 year old Emcee residing in Denver, Colorado. After releasing his “Reincarnated” mixtape in 2012, fans would say that Eddie is one of the few that holds down original Hip-Hop in the city of Denver. Since then Eddie has opened for artists such as Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Slick Rick, Slum Village, Souls of Mischief and many more. Eddie’s sound is considered neo-classical with a jazz influence. For live performances, Eddie plays with his band, which consists of Drums (Matt McElwain), Bass (Alex Mackenzie-Low), Keys (Johnny Bosbyshell), and Saxophone (Joe Lilly). Anything that involves materialism, ignorance, or violence will NOT be glorified in Eddie’s music. He is currently working on expanding his fan base in Colorado with the motive to gain more exposure in other states. On April 20th, 2014, he released the "Stay Humble" Mixtape which was hosted by KS 1075's very own DJ Chonz. With Eddie's smooth delivery and DJ Chonz's golden era samples & scratches, this project is bound to be a fan favorite. Eddie Knolls was nominated by The Westword Magazine for best Hip-Hop band in Denver of 2014. Eddie is now working with his bandmates on an all original EP titled "Five Live". This project is anticipated to be released this December.

LivedLife Movement - {HushLife & (uNiT)e}

HushedLife and (uNiT)e not only share a bond through music but are also bound by blood.Since the birth of these two artists there was a connection deeper then the eye could see. The two cousins musical roots trace back to their grandfather, an amazingly gifted musician who passed away when both (uNiT)e and HushedLife were beginning to develop a passion and love for music. LivedLife is a movement that not only captures the attention of an audience, it delivers relatable messages and creates an escape through the revolutionary sounds created originally by HushedLife and the original yet witty style of (uNiT)e. LivedLife has opened for artists such as Pete Rock & CL Smooth, IAMSU!, Jay Ant, Kool John, and are making a name for themselves through the Colorado Hip Hop scene.

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth w/ Camp Lo, Stay Tuned (Mane Rok & Deejay Tense), Eddie Knolls, uNit(e) and DJ Wesley Wayne

Thursday, October 24 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Tickets Available at the Door