Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Project Blowed was a bit of an inside joke for people who frequented this site in the mid 2000s. The Los Angeles based open mic night movement from the mid to late 90s conjured up images of pretension and intelligence that was beat to death by groups like A Tribe Called Quest and Digable Planets a few years earlier. This album (by Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship notoriety) spawned from that movement and is regarded as one the best indie hip hop albums of all time. Mumble's beats are dark and gritty and Acelayone brings together conceptual lyrics that are akin to a psychedelic trip (the Dark Side of the Moon of rap?). His All Balls Don't Bounce is just as good and a bit more digestable at first listen.