Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Ranked #68 in the Soul Strut 200
Madlib represented a new breed of crate digging, hip hop producers in the late 90s with West Coast indie hip hop darlings Lootpack and as Quasimoto in the 2000s. Like J Dilla, he dug a little deeper than James Brown and The Meters. Names like David Axlerod and Eugene McDaniels made their way into the vernacular thanks to this man. 2000's Unseen was his first release as his high-pitched alter ego Quasimoto (AKA Lord Quas). It's and album where the instrumentals hold as much water as the vocal versions. This sprawling 24 track double album is a cohesive, hallucinogenic sneak peek into the mind of a mad man obsessed with old dusty jazz records ("Return of the Loop Digga"), weed ("Brothers Can't See Me"), and general West Coast street tomfoolery ("MHB"). For those not so keen on his pitch shifted vocals, there is an all instrumental release to be enjoyed.