Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
In 2003, Bay Area Andre L. Adams "coke rapper" transformed from Dre Dog to Andre Nickatina and released Conversation With a Devil - Cocaine Raps Volume 3. It was considered more accessible than his earlier efforts and it showed on the charts and in the club. Especially with the west coast party stimulator "Ayo For Yayo". The homemade beats are not the strength of this record (after a few listen you accept them for what they are). It's Andre Nickatina's strong storytelling skills, especially on the tracks like "Soul of a Coke Dealer". 15 years later, this album has taken on a cult following. Although never released on LP, the CD is in high demand (and apparently it came with an "entertaining" hour-long DVD).