Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut. This is updated (almost) daily.
Ranked #62 in the Soul Strut 200
Bonafied hip hop classic that was a polarizing subject here on Soul Strut. Some believed it was too polished and subjected to the Rolling Stone / MTV hype machine before it had time to gain proper street cred. Regardless, Ready To Die is a comprehensive concept album that authentically guides the listener through the trials and tribulation of Bed-Stuy thug life. It's all anchored by some of the best 90s boom bap and R&B.
"Ultimately Ready To Die is the second greatest Hip Hop Album ever made."
- Kool Moe Dee