Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Just how something serious is this album? I've been revisiting it the past few days and it stands up STAH-ROOOOONG!!! Big Mike, who would later be jailed for arson against his former Rap-A-Lot affiliates, wasn't just a hefty dude with a thick Southern accent, he was a tongue-flipper who could outrap the best of them. He was from Gert Town, New Orleans...but first came out as a rapper, after moving to Houston, along with Mr. 3-2 as the Convicts. As a member of the Geto Boys (Mike replaced Willie D for a minute), his "No Nuts No Glory" is a classic. But of course when his solo album dropped in '94, "Playa Playa" eclipsed even that. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Something Serious. The album is filled to the brim with incredible songs like "Havin Thangs" and "World of Mine". Plaese to listen to Bun B's verse on "On da 1" and tell me if you are also hearing any stylistic similarities to those put forth by Dre of Outkast. Any riders out there?